It was an exciting, if somewhat damp, finish to the IRFU Volkswagen Mixed Tag Tournament at Belfast Harlequins on Thursday night.
Quite a few of the results didn’t go he way of our predictions which made it all the more interesting.
Premiership – Friesian Taggers
|HashTags||19 – 16||Friesian Taggers|
|Sheep Taggers||19 – 7||Tag My Pitch Up|
Powerful performances from Peter and Michael Dawson saw the HashTags inflict the only defeat on the Friesian Taggers this series. Despite the defeat the Friesians had enough points in the bag to hold on to the Premiership title on points difference.
In the other game the Sheep Taggers were on top for most of their game against Tag My Pitch Up, Connor Phillips leading the way with four tries.
Championship – Taggers Bay
|Taggers Bay||23 – 11||Galacticos|
|Carlingford Knights||20 – 12||Space Cadets|
Six tries from their women players kept Taggers Bay well in front against Galacticos in their games. Jill Oliver and Sara Houston both bagged a brace as Taggers Bay claimed the Championship Title on points difference.
In the other game Carlingford Knights gave it their best effort to chase down Taggers Bay with Rosie Murchan bagging four three pointers. However the resolve from the Space Cadets proved too big a hurdle for the Knights.
Conference – Flatliners
|Flat Liners||20 – 1||Runaways|
|Tag Heuers||22 – 11||Derryvolgie Halss|
A comprehensive win by Flatliners against their big rivals Runaways was enough to see them home in the highly entertaining conference League. A hat trick from Louise O’Toole, including a spectacular length of the field effort, gave Flat Liners a comfortable win with Ryan Trainor (3) and Conor Gilloway (4) also amongst the scorers.
Despite nine points from Sinead Redmond and four from Benny Glendinning the Tag Heures were unable put enough distance between themselves and Derryvolgie who kept in the hunt thanks to three pointers from Anna Stanfield and Megan Henry for the second week running.
Leading Try Scorer – Rosie Murchan
Four tries in the final round was enough to push Carlingford’s Rosie Murchan one point clear of the chasing pack to claim the inaugural Mixed Tag Leading Try Scorer title. Congratulations to Rosie and thanks to all the teams for sending in their scorers each week.
You can view the full list of scorers below. Enter your team name in the search box to view individual team scorers.
Accuracy of Scorer Returns
There were some minor discrepancies in the scorer returns from some of the teams. Congratulations to Derryvolgie, Tag My Pitch Up, HashTags and Runaways for matching the posted scores 100%. Those in Orange underreported and those in red overreported.
Try Conversion Rate by Team.
The try conversion rate shows the percentage of total tries that were converted to 3 pointers.
Congratulations to Friesian Taggers who averaged an impressive 60% conversion rate throughout the tournament.