Welcome to Junior Tag, the most exciting outdoor summer sport for children in 2021!

If you cannot find all the info you need below; please contact Simon Bewley who is our Junior Tag coordinator and Simon will be happy to help.

E: simon.bewley@tagrugby.ie   /    Mob: 087-0523482

Due to the massive popularity of Junior Tag over the past 12 weeks this summer; we are launching our Autumn JT coaching programme over 14 wks;Tuesday afternoons for your child to learn all about TAG.

Junior Tag 2021 AUTUMN TERM Tuesday afternoon details:

  • Venue:DLR Monkstown Leisure Centre, Monkstown Avenue, Monkstown, South County Dublin.
  • Grass pitch for Sept / all weather 4G pitch from Oct
  • Evening:  Tuesdays
  • Duration: 14 wks
  • Start date: Tuesday 7th September, 2021
  • Finish Date: Tuesday 14th December 2021
  • Cost: €99 pp for 14 wks coaching
  • ** Please be aware that Oztag unisex shorts / girls tights are mandatory for all participants (the only Tag equip you need) see below for more info:

Start Times:

3pm – 3:45pm is Junior Infants (5yrs, Born 2016) & Senior Infants (6yrs, Born 2015) Boys and Girls together

4pm – 4:45pm is 1st Class (7yrs, Born 2014) & 2nd Class (8yrs, Born 2013) Boys and Girls together

4pm – 4:45pm is 3rd Class (9yrs, Born 2012) & 4th Class (10 yrs, Born 2011) Boys and Girls together

5pm – 5:45pm is 3rd Class (9yrs, Born 2012) & 4th Class (10 yrs, Born 2011) Boys and Girls together

5pm – 5:45pm is 5th Class (11yrs, Born 2010) & 6th Class (12yrs, Born 2009) Boys and Girls together

5pm – 5:45pm is 1st Year Secondary School (13yrs, Born 2008) Born 2009) Boys and Girls together



Our Oztag unisex Tag shorts & girls Tag 'tights' are the only official piece of equipment you need to play Junior Tag.  They can be used in other sports and are very comfy for leisure wear. 

Sizes: 22inch: 5yrs - 8yrs / 24inch: 9yrs - 10yrs / 26inch: 11yrs - 12yrs (elastic waist band with draw string, so flexible sizes).  Girls tights are one size: XS, ladies 8, lycra tights: first girls 8yrs - 12yrs.

The Irish Tag Rugby Association (ITRA) have been pioneering Tag since we first introduced the sport twenty one years ago to Ireland in the summer of 2000.

Junior Tag is a fun, non-contact sport for 5 – 12 year old boys & girls to play.  Your child does not need any previous Tag experience and we welcome boys and girls of all abilities. Tag compliments all team sports. They will be coached the basics of how to play Tag, rules, skills, and finish with fun games. The emphasis is on running, passing and tagging.(Removing a Velcro Tag replaces the "tackle"). 

We are launching the second term of this summer's Junior Tag coaching programme for 5 - 12 year old boys and girls from Junior Infants up to 6th Class in National School.

These coaching sessions all commence from Monday 14th June & Tuesday 15th June 2021 and will run for 6 weeks term until Monday 19th July & Tuesday 20th July 2021.

Our Tag programme will have 1 coach to 14 players in line with Gov sporting regulations.That group will not mix with anybody else.The session will last for 55 min, to allow 5min for players to leave / arrive and balls will be sprayed down and new tags replaced after each session.  

  • Please wear appropriate footwear for grass, studded boots is preferable
  • Bring a bottle of water for hydration.

Parents may stay to watch their child play, so long as they maintain the 2m social distancing guidelines.

We hope to see your child booked in and playing Junior Tag and making new friends.

For more information, please contact Sam on E: simon.bewley@tagrugby.ie or (M) 087-0523482

Junior Tag Action from Australia
Some excellent action from OzTag in Australia, where Junior Tag is a hugely popular sport.