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Former Irish rugby international Alan Quinlan at the launch of tagged in Westport

Tagged in Westport – the West’s inaugural Tag Rugby Festival

Tagged in Westport – the West’s inaugural Tag Rugby Festival

 

Alan Quinlan former Rugby International was “Tagged in Westport” as he announced details of the West of Ireland’s Tag Rugby Festival taking place on Friday 18th and Saturday, 19th May 2012! The Westport Plaza & Castlecourt Hotel Resort in association with Westport Rugby Club will host the inaugural sporting event with a full weekend of entertainment planned, both on and off the pitch. Over 300  players are expected to take the tag challenge to be crowned the 2012 ‘Tagged in Westport’ champions!

The festival kick-starts with a welcome BBQ in C2 nightclub on Friday the 18th May with live entertainment and plenty of party games with your tag team and rival playmates! The tag rugby tournament begins at 11am on Saturday 19th May with a carnival like atmosphere at the festival marquee including all day entertainment, live music, food & drinks at the Westport RFC Grounds. Spectators are also welcome to attend free of charge to cheer on the players and enjoy the festivities!

The ‘Tagged in Westport” after-party promises to be the highlight of the weekend with a prize-giving bash at the Westport Plaza & Castlecourt Hotel Resort, complete with buffet reception and entertainment ‘til late! Coincidently the tag rugby festival ties in with the Heineken Cup Final on Saturday 18th May, which will be screened on large screens across the Resort!

Speaking of the inaugural ‘Tagged in Westport’ festival, local hotelier and event organiser Joe Corcoran of the Westport Plaza & Castlecourt Hotel Resort commented “The festival is all about fun! Regardless of your tag rugby skills or abilities it’s all about getting together with friends, meeting new people and enjoying the weekend of entertainment both on and off the pitch”. Joe also points out that if you’re not already part of a team, “don’t worry, individuals are most certainly welcome as “Tagged in Westport” teams will be formed for the weekend which will be all part of the fun.” The Resort is hoping Tagged in Westport will bring lots of new business to the town in the lead up to summer.

Former Rugby International Alan Quinlan now enjoys a little tag rugby following on from his extensive rugby international career, “It’s fantastic fun, keeps the fitness levels up and you get to socialize with friends and meet new people! Westport is the perfect location for a tag rugby festival, a great social town, great grounds at Westport’s RFC and not to mention the party fun at the Westport Plaza & Castlecourt Hotels Resort”, says Quinlan, “this has all the right ingredients for a fun weekend with good tag rugby competition.”

Participation in the festival costs just €35 per person placed on a mixed team of girls & guys with both friends and new team mates. Teams are also welcome and cost €299 in total for a minimum of 9 people in a team. Each team is guaranteed 4 games with tag teams of all levels and playing abilities welcome! Don’t worry if you’re not part of an existing team “Tagged in Westport” will put you in a team. The above price also includes BBQ on Friday night, buffet and prizegiving on Saturday night and entertainment for the entire weekend!

The Resort is also offering a Stay & Play ‘Tagged in Westport’ package which includes a 2night stay (18th & 19th May) with breakfast each morning,  BBQ party on the Friday night, registration for the Tag Rugby festival and buffet on the Saturday night, along with live entertainment and entry to C2 nightclub both nights. Prices start from only €179pps in both the Castlecourt Hotel and the Westport Plaza Hotel.

For more information visit the Tagged in Westport website

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