Drangan and Cloneen win county under 14 Tag rugby final in community games.

November 7, 2018

Drangan and Cloneen community games tag rugby under 14 team.
Left to Right: Eoghan Fitzgerald, Sean Ryan, Conor Duggan, Eoin Ryan, Mathew McCormack, Leanne Murphy, Sarah Cranitch and Aine Ryan.

For those of you who are not familiar with Tag rugby, it is a game of non contact rugby where possession of the ball is won by pulling tags from the waist of opposing players. When a team looses six tags, possession is handed over to the other team. Tries are the only score and the ball has to be carried forward not kicked. It’s a game which requires fast hands and the speed to run with the ball while dodging opponents so as not to loose your tags. When the opposing team has the ball its all about the ability to pull tags from opponents to regain possession. For the community games competition, teams are seven aside selected from a panel of twelve. But there must be a minimum of two girls on the field of play at all times.
Having won both the under 11 and under 14 county finals last year the boys and girls of Drangan and Cloneen were all out to retain their titles.
This year it was Silvermines who provided the opposition in the under 14 final which was played under lights in thurles rugby club on wednesday night last. The boys and girls of Drangan and Cloneen got off to a great start and led by 7 tries to 4 at half-time. They maintained their lead in the second half and won the game on a scoreline of 15 tries to 12.
So well done to the team and their coaches Billy Clancy and Eamon Murphy.
They now prepare for the munster finals which will be held in Tralee on March 29th and lets hope they can go one step further than last year and bring home a munster title.