Regional Tag

The annual regional championships (aka "Regionals") is Ireland's highest level of tag competition apart from international test matches. It's our equivalent of the GAA All-Ireland championships, where the best club players from respective counties are selected and trained with a major competition in mind. Representative sides of Ireland's major tag-playing regions compete in several categories in a one-day tournament towards the end of July, and the region that accumulates the most points becomes Ireland's national champion. Dublin is the reigning champion having squeezed past Limerick in a dramatic finish in St. Mary's College RFC on 28th July 2018.

The regions field teams in Men's Open, Women's Open, Mixed Open and Mixed Social (a developmental category). Some regions have also fielded teams in the open section which were made up of players who qualified for the older international teams ie mixed senior, woman’s 27 and men’s 30. 

How can I get involved? 

Regional teams are invitation-only, so you either need to get spotted by a coach, attend a trial, or reach out directly to a coach or manager. Since they're always trying to get the edge over one another, they'll be delighted to hear from you and to give you a shot.

Contacts

Clare

Paul McDermott 

Email: pmdsporthorses@yahoo.com

Phone: 0834346497

 

Cork

David Hayes

Email: corktagregion@gmail.com

Phone: 0879283072

Facebook: Cork Premiership & Regional Tag

 

Dublin

Sarah Phelan & Jack Leahy

Email: dublinwolvestagrugby@gmail.com

Phone: 0833038519

Facebook: Dublin Wolves

 

Galway

Ed Brennan

Email: edwinbrennan@eircom.net

Phone: 0863622415

Facebook: Galway Tag Rugby

 

Kildare

TBC 

 

Limerick

Sarah Jane Gavin & John Brennan

Email: limericktagrugby@gmail.com

Facebook: Limerick Tag Regional Squads

 

University of Limerick

Current UL students can contact the club at their Facebook page.