Updated: 14/08/12 : 08:49:59Printable Version
On Sunday, the Summer Tag Rugby Blitz took place in Mitchell Curley Park. This Blitz was organised by Lorraine Lynch and her Tag Rugby Team - The Indecisive Tagstards - in order to raise funds for the Marcus Moore Treatment fund.
Ten teams showed up for this tournament, along with many supporters who were tireless with their shouting and support for all their favourite squads.
While the players and spectators enjoyed the fun, the matches were fiercely competitive, culminating with a final not for the faint hearted. The Legless Lizards, Intermediate Champions of the Sligo Tag Summer League, faced the Fan Taggin' Tastic (a team made up with members of Indecisive Tagstards, and the Thunderstruckers especially for this event).
It was a very close final that was scoreless for a long time until Pauric Cassidy managed to break through the Legless Lizards defence line and put the first point of the match on the board. Both teams kept scoring brilliant tries from then on, however, the Fan Taggin' Tastic team took home the first place trophy with a narrow one point victory over the Legless Lizards.
The tournament trophy was kindly donated by Georgie Cairns of the Templemore Archaeology Group, Derry. This is a perpetual trophy, so it will be keenly fought over again next year.
The organisers said, "This event would not have been possible without the support from all the local business’s and institutions that stepped forward. A very special mention to Emer Benson and the Sligo Rugby Football Club for helping getting the resources needed for this event. Special thanks goes to Emer Concannon and Colette Sweeney from the Sligo Borough Council for their guidance and help getting the most suitable venue for this event. It is also important to recognise the invaluable support given by volunteers like Sharon Cawley and Elaine who generously gave their time to help with team registration, time management and general information, and the dedication of Greg Byron who travelled from north Donegal just to referee this fund raising event, thank you all very much."
At the end of the day, an amazing €1000 was raised for the Marcus Moore Treatment Fund."
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