Wednesday 18 July 2018

Blitz a great chance to showcase superb skills

Students who recently took part in a tag rugby blitz at Tralee RFC
Students who recently took part in a tag rugby blitz at Tralee RFC

As the emerging schools initiative continues throughout the province, transition-year and fifth-year students recently took part in a Tag Rugby blitz at Tralee RFC.

Twenty-two teams from Kerry secondary schools representing Coláiste Lí Gleann, Tralee; Causeway Comprehensive; Killarney Community College; Killorglin Community College, Coláiste na Sceilge and KDYS Tralee came together to showcase their running, evading and passing skills during the one-day event.

"This format has given players an opportunity to experience the game in a competitive environment," community rugby officer Ray Gadsden said.

Following on from this we have seen new players coming into the club scene which has helped increase numbers and give more players more rugby.

"From our department's perspective the quality of the rugby has improved from blitz to blitz and the competing schools should be proud of their players and a great finals day is something they can now look forward to."

Munster Rugby would like to thank all the schools for supporting the event and a special mention to JJ Creagh for co-ordinating the day.

Should you require any information on upcoming Tag Rugby Blitz days please email info@munsterrugby.ie

Irish Independent

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