ABOUT ITRA
The Irish Tag Rugby Association (ITRA) first introduced Tag to Ireland in 2000
, when we organised the country's first Mixed Social Tag league for 36 teams in Dublin. Since then, the sport has exploded to the point where there are now over 20,000 adults playing the game in over 40 venues around Ireland each year. ITRA is by far the largest and most popular tag organisation in the country and a member of the International Tag Federation (ITF) since 2013. 

We cater for all shapes, sizes and sporting abilities, from the social tagger looking to meet new people to those looking to play Tag at an Elite level for their Region and then Ireland. As the only Irish representatives on the ITF Committee, we have authority to organise international tests matches and will welcome touring international sides from Great Britain and Australia in 2014. We will also be sending the best Irish tag players to the Tag World Cup in Gold Coast, Australia in 2015.

Festivals
As well as organising year-round weekly Tag leagues, we also run a number of hugely successful weekend Tag Blitzes & Festivals, including:

  • Pig n Porter Tag Festival is the world's largest Tag Fest and takes place each July in Limerick. Since humble beginnings in 2001, the tournament now attracts 120 adult teams and 1,800 players from around the world to Limerick for a fantastic, action-packed weekend!

  • Beach Tag Series, which take place on a number of iconic beaches throughout Ireland during the summer season. Teams register to play in a One Day Beach Tag Blitz and travel from all over the country to that coastal venue for a weekend of sport...and lots of socialising! Popular seaside venues include Clifden, Co Galway, Kilkee, Co Clare and Sandymount, Dublin 4 with the Beach Tag Grand Finale taking place on stunning Banna Beach, Co Kerry every September. 60 teams / 600 taggers then descend on the Banna Beach Resort for a serious end of season beach party!

  • The All Ireland Tag Finals take place at the end of the traditional summer season with the top teams from 35 ITRA leagues around the country going head-to-head in in a One Day Blitz to crown the All Ireland Champions – a true showcase of the best Tag talent around.
Corporate Tag
Because it is a soft contact mixed game, Tag is perfect for the corporate market, as it allows male and female staff members play together in a competitive yet social environment. The vast majority of Ireland's largest companies play in ITRA tag leagues and find it is an excellent team building excercise.

We also run the annual Corporate Cup Blitz to find Ireland's best work team. Sponsored by Metro Herald, previous winners have included KMPG and PWC.

For larger companies who want to get their entire workforce out for a day of exercise, we can organise client specific Tag Blitzes that are modified for the athletic standard of the employees. We can arrange the entire day, from sorting out the venue, referees, equipment, tag shorts, first aid, food, drink, music...you name it, we can do it!

Ski Trip
Each year, we bring a group of tag enthusiasts (and friends!) away for a week of skiing - a guaranteed howl on and off piste! Austria is a popular destination for us and we have been to St Johann, Westendorf & Soll over the past few years. The trip is perfect for solo travellers, as well as groups of friends and there is a great mix of beginner and advance skiers. With between 60 and 80 in the group and a packed social itinerary, you will need another holiday afterwards to recover! 

Part of Alive Outside
ITRA is part of the Alive Outside Sports Group, Ireland's largest outdoor sports company with over 25,000 adults taking part in Alive Outside events each year. Along with Tag, HELL & BACK is one of Alive Outside's most successful events, with thousands of lunatic HellRaisers trying to make it through the HELL & BACK course, featuring lots of hellish obstacles, each year.
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