Ronnie Walsh Memorial Tag Tournament 2014

   10 Jun 2014

Ronnie Walsh Memorial Tag Tournament 2014 Saturday, June 14th at Tullamore RFC 2pm

Report from Síle Geraghty. To see the pictures fro the event, click on the PICASA link on the home page.

The Ronnie Walsh Memorial Cup took place on sat June 14th in Spollenstown in honour of a man who was a friend to all in the rugby club.12 teams traveled to participate in what has become the biggest annual fixture in Tullamores tag rugby season. From the fun entries to the serious competitors, there was something for everyone to play for. The weather cooperated and allowed for a fast paced day of tag rugby. Supermacs were on site providing food throughout the day and Paddy Galvin had the clubhouse bar open providing much needed refreshments on a very warm day. DJ Brendan Bracken kept the crowds entertained playing a lively mix of music as a soundtrack to the action on the pitch. Joe Troy of Midlands Sports was also in attendance on the day and interviewed Club Captain and tag rugby veteran Ivor Scully, Incoming Club president Susan Bagnall, Martin Nunan Tag rugby committee and Sile Geraghty Social Media officer for Tullamore Rugby Club.

Thanks to all the Sponsors who gave generously. The Brewery Tap - Tournament Sponsor inc trophies and Keg for winners, Midland Security - The Kegs Choice Shield and vouchers for players of tournament, Aura for sponsorship of Referees - 3 month gym membership & Supermacs for the food. Thank you to everyone who made Saturday such a huge success from our sponsors, Tullamore rugby club, the Walsh family, players, referees and supporters. Tag committee of Sile Geraghty, Rose Dunne, Rob Kelly, Sean Kennedy, Niall Kane & Colin Draper.

Nominations for the Keg Choice Shield
Spuds Army, The Tic Tags, Here for the Beer & Birr Ninja
Winner of the Inaugural Keg Choice Shield sponsored by Midland Security is the Birr Ninjas for their approach to the Game and Spirit in how they play the game.

Female Nominations for Player of the Tournament..
Sorcha Coleman - Bearded Ladies, Niamh O'Donovan - Bearded Ladies, Pauline Keating - Eskimo Joes, Lauren Keenahan - RHKP & Roisin Róisín Griffin
Winner: Niamh O'Donovan - Bearded Ladies

Male Player of the tournament Nominations:
Paul McKeown - The Rejects, Conor Hegarty - Bearded Ladies, Brian Gilligan - Tullamore Blues, Jerome Scully - RHKP & Jarlath Glynn - Eskimo Joes
Winner: Conor Hegarty - Bearded Ladies

2014 Ronnie Walsh Memorial Cup Winners: Bearded Ladies
Runners Up: Eskimo Joes
Shield Winners:The Rejects
Runners Up: The Wolftrap