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Tag popularity shows with expansion for new season

As Irish rugby keeps growing in popularity, Bud Light Tag in Leinster is enjoying similar heights as teams get set for the season ahead with new venues opening up throughout the province.

The sunny south east is gearing up for the summer season with Enniscorthy RFC looking forward to its third year as a Bud Light Tag venue. Comedy nights, quiz nights and the highly successful festival day mid-season will prove big hits with Enniscorthy's tag teams and their supporters.

Mullingar RFC promise another summer of action-packed evenings in the Cullion club with leagues increasing in size for the third year running, while over in the Royal County, players from all around the area will descend upon Navan RFC as it prepares for the summer ahead again.

In Dublin, Suttonians RFC enjoyed last year's season hosting almost double the amount of teams from their previous years with Bud Light Tag. Tallaght RFC will be spreading the tag word even further around south Dublin as they prepare a busy summer of leagues and post-match events.

Old Belvedere, on Anglesea Road, Dublin 4, is filling up rapidly and not only the mixed leagues but the veteran players of 33 years and over will no doubt be ready for another summer.

Two new inclusions to the Bud Light Tag set-up are Blackrock College RFC and St Mary's College RFC/Templeogue College. In these venues alone, more than 280 teams will be competing in various grades catering for male, female and mixed social leagues.

This means about 3,400 players will pass through the gates of these clubs on a weekly basis during a time when they would otherwise be quiet. St Mary's/ Templeogue College will also be the venue for this year's Bud Light Tag All-Ireland Open Championship, which will take place on a date soon to be announced.