Sunday 17 November 2019

Carrick-on-Shannon set for launch of tag rugby league

A tag rugby match in progress at Corinthians
A tag rugby match in progress at Corinthians Newsdesk

Due to the popularity of our previous year's Tag rugby, our Tag Rugby League tips off with a Tag registration evening on May 21 & May 28 at 7.30pm at Keenaghan, Carrick-on-Shannon.

No experience is necessary but full payment of €30 per player means the cost is less than €3 per week - a pittance for the exercise, social scene and enjoyment that Tag offers!

There is no age limit, and is open to males and females over 13 years of age.

Brief overview of Tag Rugby

1. Tag rugby is a non-contact sport played by both ladies and men.

2. Matches are played on grass on half of a full-size rugby pitch.

3. Matches are played with 7 players a side with a maximum of 4 men on the pitch at all times.

4. Tries scored by ladies are worth 3 points, tries scored by men are worth 1 point.

5. Matches are 2 x 20 minute halves.

6. Rolling substitutions allow you to make unlimited substitutions throughout the match.

Specific tournament information

1. Tag tournament will start on June 4 and run through to mid August.

2. Matches will be played on Carrick RFC's new pitch on the Castlecara Rd.

3. Matches will be played on Thursday/Friday evenings between 7.0-9.30. Teams will be informed beforehand of the time they are playing and must arrive at least 15 minutes before their allocated kick-off time.

4. A league system will be applied with semi final and final play-offs at end of tournament to decide tournament winners.

5. Points will be awarded as follows: win 4 points, draw 2 points, loss 0 points. A bonus of 1 point will be awarded to losing teams if the margin of defeat is less than four points.

6. Players should wear comfortable clothing and can use either trainers or moulded rubber stud/blade boots.

7. All tag equipment will be provided by Carrick RFC.

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