Tag Rugby Update from Marc – Week 2

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Hi All,

Thanks for coming along last week to the Tag For Free Night.
Payment;
 
Each team has already paid the €80 registration fee online.
The remaining amount to be paid is €320. This can be paid either in cash, to me personally next Thursday, or transferred to the Tallaght RFC Bank Account. Thank you to those who have already paid online.
Contact me for Bank Details.

It would be easier for me if the total amount for each team was transferred to the Bank A/C. If you are paying cash, can the team captains please organise their teams’ payments and hand me the money in one go, before your team is due to play next week. I will not be accepting €40 here and there from individuals/promises of payment next week.

Last year, the payments weren’t completed by all teams until Week 5, so please ensure that you have the money. If you know you’re going to be a bit short/people are missing, can you let me know in advance.
Fixtures;
 
The fixtures have been generated this afternoon and are as follows;
Week 1
Week 2
 

 


Week 3
 

 


Week 4
 

 


Week 5
 

 


Week 6
 

 


Week 7
 

 
Shorts
 
I’ll be selling Tag Shorts again this year. The price for shorts is €20 per pair. You will not be allowed play unless you have a pair of shorts. You should be able to get them from Elverys/Lifestyle/Champion, and probably for cheaper than €20. If you are going to be buying shorts from me, can you send em an email/text beforehand so I can have them ready. shorts must be paid for in cash.
Can each team please turn up 10 minutes before your match is due to start so that we can get underway on time.
Thanks,
Marc.

Tag Rugby Update

Tag Rugby Update from Marc:

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Thanks to the teams who came along last night to the Tag For Free night. Just a few things for next week so that we can hit the ground running.

 

  • Payment

Each team has already paid the €80 registration fee online.

The remaining amount to be paid is €320. This can be paid either in cash, to me personally next Thursday, or transferred to the Tallaght RFC Bank of Ireland Account (Please contact me for details). Can you please email/text me (0879033646) if you have made the bank transfer.

It would be easier for me if the total amount for each team was transferred to the Bank A/C. If you are paying cash, can the team captains please organise their teams’ payments and hand me the money in one go, before your team is due to play next week. I will not be accepting €40 here and there from individuals/promises of payment next week.

Last year, the payments weren’t completed by all teams until Week 5, so please ensure that you have the money. If you know you’re going to be a bit short/people are missing, can you let me know in advance.

 

  • Fixtures

Fixtures are generated by the sotic management system, I have no control over who plays who, when or what time. If your team has a problem with numbers any week, can you let me know as far in advance as possible, and I can try and move the time of your match/arrange a fixture reschedule, if possible.

As happens nearly every year, a few teams don’t have enough people/girls on some week. If you know this will be happening, let me know and I can arrange for you to play the match anyway, but unfortunately it will be non-competitive as you will be forced to forfeit.

 

  • Times

There will be 2 matches kicking off at 7:00pm and another 2 matches at 7:45pm.

You will be be able to look up your fixtures once they are generated (Monday evening). Please turn up at least 10 minutes before kick off so that we can start/finish on time.

 

  • Shorts

I’ll be selling Tag Shorts again this year. The price for shorts is €20 per pair. You will not be allowed play unless you have a pair of shorts. You should be able to get them from Elverys/Lifestyle/Champion, and probably for cheaper than €20. If you are going to be buying shorts from me, can you send em an email/text beforehand so I can have them ready. shorts must be paid for in cash.

 

  • Rules

You can download and read the IRFU Tag Rules by clicking here.

 

  • Refs

Referees are volunteering their time to allow you to play tag rugby, please keep that in mind when a decision goes against you. Last year we had a referee vow never to ref in Tallaght again because of the abuse received and we will be much stricter on back-chat this year.

 

We have a Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/TallaghtTagRugby which will be used for pics (I hope), updated league tables/next weeks fixtures and quacking from the Ducks.
You will also be able find them on the Tallaght Website here:
http://tallaghtrugby.com/tag-rugby/tag-rugby-photos/

If you need to contact me, my email is marc2811@hotmail.com and my number is 0879033646.

 

I’ll be in contact again next week with the fixture list.

 

Thanks,

Marc

“Try Tag for Free” – Tonight – Tallaght RFC – Ballymana Lane – 7pm.

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“Try Tag for Free” – Tonight – Tallaght RFC – Ballymana Lane – 7pm.

“Try Tag for Free” -starts tonight May 15th. It starts at 7pm but feel free to call up anytime between 7 and 8pm to get involved, have fun, register a team, join  an existing team or just give a look to see what all the Fuss is about.

It is great fun for both women and men, so see you tonight in Ballymana.

See here for directions to the Training Grounds: http://tallaghtrugby.com/about-us/find-us-2/

Or see here for more on Tag Rugby: http://tallaghtrugby.com/tag-rugby/

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Irish Wheelchair Rugby 7’s Challenge Matches – a Great Success!

Irish Wheelchair Rugby 7′s Challenge Matches

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Tallaght RFC was represented at the Irish Wheelchair Rugby 7′s Challenge Matches last Sunday 11th May.

By all accounts it was a great experience and a great success – Well done to all involved.

Please see the Front Row Union here for more:

http://thefrontrowunion.com/2014/05/wheelchair-rugby-irish-wheelchair-rugby-7s-challenge-matches/

AGM 2014 – July 7th – 7:30pm – Old Mill

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Tallaght RFC’s 2014 Annaul General Meeting

Tallaght RFC’s 2014 Annaul General Meeting (AGM) is on July 7th at 7:30pm in the Old Mill Pub.

All Members please make an effort to attend. We are hoping for this:
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But don’t miss it as it could end up more like this:

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Tag Rugby Kicking Off at Tallaght RFC on Thursday May 15th

Tag Rugby Kicking Off at Tallaght RFC

TagRDucks2013WinnersLast years winning tag team at Tallaght RFC ‘Tag R Ducks’. Left to Right: Gerard Kelly, Stephen Heaney, Rory Comerford, Emily Fagan, Kate Langan, Ciara Fogarty, Lianne Comerford, Deirdre Comerford, Lisa Haskins, Luke Coyne Curry, Paul Heaney, Karl Segrave and Raymo Farrell. Center: Gavin Finn

By Lisa Haskins – 04/28/2014

(Please see the Women’s Sports Journal for the original piece: www.womenssportsjournal.com)

Tag season is here again as men and women prepare for another exciting year of Tag Rugby at Tallaght Rugby Football Club (Tallaght RFC). In association with Volkswagen, registrations for Ireland’s only official IRFU Tag Rugby are well and truly underway with many leagues already full.

IRFU Volkswagen Tag is an emerging non-contact form of rugby aimed at players both male and female aged 18 years and above. Its non-contact factor makes it unique and an equal way for men and women to play side by side as a sports team.

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IRFU Tag Rugby in association with Volkswagen

IRFU Tag is played at Tallaght RFC on Thursdays when the season kicks off on May the 15th and runs for ten weeks until finals night on July 17th. To enter a team a registration fee of €400 is payable by giving an €80 deposit online at http://www.irishrugby.ie/tagrugby/register/index.php, the remaining balance can be paid to the Venue Manager when the season gets under way.

Newly appointed Tallaght RFC Venue Manager, Stephen Heaney (27) said:

“I’ve been playing tag at Tallaght RFC for the last four summers and enjoy it incredibly. I go back to Tallaght ever year because of the great experiences we have: I have competed at other venues in Dublin however Tallaght offers a better social and laid back atmosphere.”

“The people and the teams are great; Tag is a very social sport which for me is a nice break from the competitive rugby union season. My team, who won last year called ‘Tag r Ducks’ have loads of fun and of course enjoy a celebratory few beers along with all the other teams when the season is over. Tallaght is a very welcoming venue for players of all skill levels and a great way to escape from your usual routine, meet new people or have fun with your friends.”

Getting your company involved is also a tactic emerging by corporations as it is a fun way to advertise while enjoying your free time; it may also bring a working team closer but individuals can just get involved as all teams welcome new players.
Enjoying the excellent facilities that a rugby club provides before and after a weekly tag game, a player pays only what amounts to less than €4 per week for a memorable summer playing one of Ireland’s fastest growing sports.

Tag player Lianne Comerford (26) said:

“I’ve been playing Tag Rugby in Tallaght for two years and I look forward to it this season: getting to play alongside ‘The Boys’ is great for all women, the rules set out for tag mean that if a girl scores a try the team gets more points meaning that men and women work together to create a strategy that helps them win so nobody is left out. It’s a great feeling and I can’t wait to kick off May with everyone again this summer, a fantastic way to stay fit and close friendships have been formed all by just having a bit of fun.”

Registering a team also gives that player the chance to win VIP prizes to an Ireland home international at the Aviva Stadium, namely one of Ireland v South Africa, Georgia or Australia. These prizes are exclusive to IRFU Volkswagen Tag registered players only and will include match tickets and invites to the official post-match team reception in the stadium afterwards.

Olly Hodges, IRFU Leisure Rugby Manager said:

“The choice of host clubs welcoming the numbers through their gates grows as the player base expands further still.

“As each club generally completes their rugby season by April or May, programmes such as IRFU Volkswagen Tag are welcome vehicles for keeping the clubhouse and facilities open and active during this time.”

As summer leagues in the most popular venues tend to fill up by as early as the beginning of April each year, don’t leave registration too late.

All information on registration, competition draws, Volkswagen Tag venues and much more can be found by visiting the website at www.irfutag.ie or by emailing the IRFU at tag@irfu.ie

© Lisa Haskins

Tallaght Awards Night

Tallaght Awards Night
Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, 12th April, 2014
Tallaght held their end of season bash at the Louis Fitzgerald hotel at Newlands Cross. In attendance was the Minister for Communications and Natural Resources and local TD, Pat Rabbitte, who was given an honorary club membership.

Tallaght head coach for the men’s squad, Brian Curtis, presented Paul Cunningham with the player of the year award. Paul has been a model of consistency for the team playing either in the second or back row and he shared the captaincy of the team with Simon Sweeney. Aodhan Tinney was presented with the most improved player award. Aodhan only started playing scrum-half last season, a very difficult position to master, but his work-rate and diligence have become very important to the side. Stephen Heaney would have been a strong contender for both the main awards but had to be content with the Try of the year award for his outlandishly cheeky effort against Clondalkin, where he ran in from the halfway line, selling a massive dummy along the way.

Bryan Tyrrell, coach of the women’s team, presented the player of the year award to Catherine Murphy. Catherine, who plays in the second row, has grown into one of the team’s most important players, endlessly enthusiastic and supportive of her team-mates who know they can always count on her. Michelle Tyrrell was presented with the most improved player award. Michelle switched from full back to scrum-half this season and she has become a hugely effective player and a real team leader. Niamh Herrity was presented with the Try of the year award for her fantastic individual effort against Old Belvedere when she ran in from fifty metres out, handing off several defenders on her way.

Director of rugby Brian Curtis, who announced he was stepping down as head coach on the night, was deservedly given the Paul Cusack Club Person of the year award for the huge amount of work he does for both the men’s team and the club in general. The club wishes to thank Tony McManus and Lorraine Cleary and everyone else who helped to organise what was a wonderful evening and a proud night for the club.

Jim O’Connor

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3 lady winners

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Credit: Ray Brennan for photos.

New Jerseys to purchase for Mini and Youths players

NEW MINI JERSEYS FOR TALLAGHT RFC

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Tallaght RFC are delighted to announce the new jersey for the Mini players in the club.

These jerseys are of great quality and can be purchased from the club coaches or Youth Development Officer for only €35.

The jerseys are available in age 10, 12 and small youths. more sizes are available and can be requested from the coaches.

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Thank you to all the children, parents and coaches that took part in the TAKA.

We unfortunately didn’t win and Barnhall RFC scooped the well deserved first prize.

We have however been given a consolation prize of 10 new rugby balls which we hope to arrive in the coming days.

Again we did ourselves very proud and showed that Tallaght RFC are a real competitor on and off the field.

Our Youths section is growing every week and we have an action packed couple of months ahead.

new players are always welcome and we train on Sunday morning at 11am in Ballymana Lane. Contact details are available through the website.

Well Done

The Coaches of TRFC Mini & Youths

Tallaght RFC – Official IRFU Tag Rugby Venue – starts May 15th

IRFU_VW_TagLogoTallaghtIn association with Volkswagen, registrations for Ireland’s only official IRFU Tag rugby are now well and truly underway with many leagues already full.

Please see here for the Tallaght specific information:

http://www.irishrugby.ie/tagrugby/wheretoplay/leinster_tallaght_rfc.php

Please see the tag section of the Tallaght Website here for more info:

http://tallaghtrugby.com/tag-rugby/

 

More than 12,000 players will be signing up for the on-field and off-field fun at Irish rugby clubs in various locations throughout the four provinces.  

IRFU Volkswagen Tag is an ever popular non-contact form of rugby aimed at players both male and female aged 18 years and above. Its non-contact element makes it unique where leagues take place at beginners level to the more experienced A Grades with teams comprised of both men and women together. Veteran Men’s Leagues also take place at select venues.

In addition to regular Summer leagues, Spring leagues have expanded and are run in locations in Belfast, Cork, Dublin, Limerick and Waterford. Beach Tag will revisit Strandhill and Portstewart and the season finale will take place in the form of  the All-Ireland Championships at Old Belvedere.

A typical IRFU Volkswagen Tag season for a team will continue for nine/ten weeks, with one match per week starting in May. Enjoying the excellent facilities that a rugby club provides before and after a weekly tag game, a player pays only what amounts to less than €4 per week for a memorable summer playing Ireland’s fastest growing sport.

Registering a team also gives that player the chance to win VIP prizes to an Ireland home international at the Aviva Stadium, namely one of Ireland v South Africa, Georgia or Australia. These prizes, exclusive to IRFU Volkswagen Tag registered players only, will include match tickets and invites to the official post-match team reception in the stadium afterwards.

Olly Hodges, IRFU Leisure Rugby Manager, said: “The  choice of host clubs welcoming the numbers through their gates, grows as the playerbase expands further still.

As each club generally completes their rugby season by April or May, programmes such as IRFU Volkswagen Tag are welcome vehicles for keeping the clubhouse and facilities open and active during this time.

As Summer leagues in the most popular venues tend to fill up by as early as the beginning of April each year,  don’t leave registration too late.

All information on registration, competition draws, Volkswagen Tag venues and much more can be found by visiting the website at www.irfutag.ie or by emailing the IRFU at tag@irfu.ie.

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