World Cup 2018

November/December 2018 will see the Irish national tag rugby team competing in the International Tag Federation World Cup for the second time. Ireland will compete in five categories – Mixed, Mixed Senior, Mens, Ladies and Mens Over 30.

Elite Irish players from various regions in Ireland (Dublin, Limerick, Galway, Cork and Kildare) and London stepped up to play for their country in the World Cup against countries such as South Africa, New Zealand, Japan, Australia and Great Britain. 

To play for Ireland, every player was either selected through an open trial system or selected after playing for their region (Dublin, Cork, Galway, London, Clare and Limerick) in the Regional Championships



             

Squad

Coach

Mixed Open Squad

Matt Kennerson

Mixed Senior Squad

Alex Mullin/ Billy

Men’s Squad

Shane Landers

Ladies Squad

Andrew Doyle

Men's Over 30s Squad

Felix Ross

Team Manager:

Barry Keary

Ass. Team Manager:

Ciara Synott



Every player who was selected to play for their region and for Ireland was an amateur player who has devoted their time to and finances to what is now widely regarded as much more than an after-work social sport.

 

Ultimately the best reward for this commitment was that the best tag players got to represent Ireland in the Tag Rugby World Cup in the Coff's Harbour, Australia in November 2018.

 

The Title Sponsor of Team Ireland for 2018 is EGIS

Egis Projects Ireland Ltd is an Irish registered company established in 2001. Egis Projects Ireland (EPIR) is owned by Egis Projects SA based in France. Egis Projects SA is an infrastructure engineering company which develops PPP projects and transport infrastructure worldwide. It is one of the market leaders in toll motorway concession and operation. Egis Projects SA is part of Groupe Egis which specialises in local and global development of transport, industry, water, energy and environmental projects.

EPIR has invested considerably in the development of Ireland’s transport infrastructure, greatly improving the efficiency of operating tolls on motorways and intelligent transport systems. EPIR is active in a variety of projects in Ireland in addition to tolling and traffic management, EPIR manages projects in speed enforcement, tag management and fleet management solutions.

 

The Irish Tag community should be very proud of the team Ireland performances as they head off to Coff's Harbour in a few weeks.