Over 200 boys and girls from local Kildare primary schools turned out in Maynooth College to participate in the Leinster Tag rugby blitz…

The weather held out for the day and both boys and girls were playing some great tag rugby all teams scoring plenty of tries, team work and participation was at an all-time high.

The teams were broken up into three divisions; 

Girls in 4th, 5th and 6th class
Boys 4th and 5th class
Boys 6th class

All teams played three games each and the highest try scoring teams moved into the semi-finals. After the games were played there were 12 teams left in the three divisions. Onto the finals and there was six teams left.

In the girls division Scoil Mochua 6th class girls played against the 4th class girls from the same school the older girls came out victorious in the end. It was an entertaining match played in a great spirit.

In the boys 4th and 5th class division it was Scoil Mochua taking on St Patrick’s Celbridge in the final. Scoil Mochua taking the second title of the day with some great rugby played fairness and sportsmanship showed by both schools which is great to see in a competitive game.

And finally it was the 6th class boys in the final Scoil Mainistreach (blue) took on Scoil Mainistreach (gold) in an epic battle of the big boys and the blue team won a close battle.

Awards on the day were for most skillful which went to Scoil Mochua boys 4th class, the ‘Fair Play’ flag was given to North Kildare educate together, the participation award was given to San Carlo of Leixlip who sent over 80 players to the blitz day which is a great effort and the Elvery’s sport voucher was given to Scoil Mainistreach who also had over 50 players participate in the day.

All in all a great day which was all about fairness and sportsmanship and that was showed by all players in all schools. We had some great feedback from the teachers who were very impressed with the day’s events and we look forward to seeing the children again soon and hopefully down at your local rugby clubs.