Team Ireland win British & Irish Cup!
Monday 15 July 2013 08:59


Congratulations to TEAM IRELAND who won the inaugural British & Irish Cup Tag Test Series 2 - 1 on Friday 12th July on the eve of the Pig N' Porter Tag Festival in Old Crescent RFC, Limerick.

A big thank you to the Pig N' Porter crew, Eugene, Tommy and all their volunteers for getting the pitch in wonderful condition and having the venue so professionally set-up!  Looking forward to July 2014 for next year's PnP already...

A big thank you to our ITRA Match Officials, Regional Tag Selectors and Coaches; Simon Edgecombe and Barry Smith for a magnificent job in a very limited time frame.  Well done also to our three Team Ireland captains; Barry Smith (Mixed), Carol Murphy (Women's) & David Keogh (Men's) who all led by example and can be seen above proudly lifting the B&I Cup to be kept on Irish soil for 2013!

Team Ireland will be sending a Mixed Team squad over to the London Tag Championships on Saturday 17th August and the Men's Team will be hosting IkaleTag Tonga Men's Over 30's in Limerick for a one off Tag Test match on Thursday 22nd August.

If you believe you are good enough, and would like the opportunity to represent Ireland in Tag Rugby and play this wonderful sport at the highest level, we will be announcing a full itinerary for TEAM IRELAND selection criteria, coaching and Test Match schedule for 2014 in the near future, so keep a close eye out for that!!!



7:30pm Tag Test #1 – Women’s:
Referee: Rob Hallam
Assistant Referees: DJ Collins & Ivan Beacom
Result: Ireland 4 - GB 6

8:30pm Tag Test #2 – Men’s:
Referee: Martin Kavanagh
Assistant Referees: DJ Collins & Tom O’Farrell
Result: Ireland 9 - GB 4

9:30pm Tag Test #3 – Mixed:
Referee: Ultan Ryan
Assistant Referees: Ivan Beacom & Tom O’Farrell
Result: Ireland 13 - GB 5

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