Castlebar tag tournament starts next Thursday

Castlebar Rugby Club is holding its summer TAG tournament starting next Thursday June 7 and it will run every Thursday until the end of July. There is a maximum of 12 players per team, with a limit of only three current rugby players per side. There will be seven players on the pitch at all times, three men and four women. Entry forms are available by e-mail from [email protected]. Entry to the competition costs €25 per person, if you are interested in playing and do not have a team, you will be matched up with teams looking for players. The tournament will also include a number of fun nights, Ireland v Spain night (watch the match in club house after games ), quiz night, and fancy dress night (bonus points for tournament will be awarded for the quiz and fancy dress ). For more information contact the e-mail address above or call Alan on 087 6639011 or Peter on 087 2885643.

New way for Connacht fans to purchase season tickets

Connacht Rugby has teamed up with official merchandise partner Elverys Sports to offer supporters an innovative way to purchase season tickets. Supporters can now buy a 2012/13 Connacht Rugby season ticket in Elverys stores throughout the province, with shops in Westport, Tuam, Claremorris, and Galway Retail Park offering the great value tickets for sale. This initiative is the latest in a series of positive steps to increase the accessibility of Connacht Rugby to supporters across the province. It follows the earlier announcement that there will be complimentary transport to selected matches from a number of locations throughout the province and Ireland, and recognises the importance of support from each of the five counties to Connacht Rugby.

Connacht launches centre of excellence camps

Connacht Rugby this week launched its week long centre of excellence training camps that are aimed at 13 to 15 year olds. The week long camps which are hosted by professional Connacht Development staff will take place in Galway, Sligo, and Athlone starting on June 11.

The camps were created in conjunction with senior Connacht coaches and are designed to expand five key areas: skills, tactics, positional expertise, conditioning and nutrition, and knowledge to achieve rugby excellence. This is the first year that rugby camps for these age grades have been set up in Connacht and the content reflects the changing nature of rugby in Ireland, providing information and expertise on a wide range of relevant topics.


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