Tag heaven at Limerick's Pig 'n' Porter

Alan Owens

Reporter:

Alan Owens

Tag heaven at Limerick's Pig 'n' Porter

Old Crescent RFC president Pat Monaghan with Kate Sheahan of St Gabriel's, the supported charity of the Pig ‘n’ Porter

IRELAND’S largest tag rugby festival gets underway at Old Crescent RFC in Limerick this Saturday, with ‘taggers’ from around Ireland descending on Rosbrien for the event.

Over 1,500 taggers, 100 teams, 24 pitches, two venues and one epic party – the Pig ‘n’ Porter tag rugby festival is back for a 15th staging.

Kicking off at 11am, the festival promises to “showcase the proud sporting tradition of Limerick to a wide audience”, according to club president Pat Monaghan. With upwards of 120 teams taking to the pitch for a day of tag, the majority of which come from outside Limerick, it will lead to a welcome boost for the local economy

Spectators are more than welcome, with plenty of food and family-friendly activities on offer, while the festival continues into the early hours with a live band – Whitewater – and the by-now legendary Fr Ted Disco. 

We look forward to welcoming taggers and friends, old and new, to Rosbrien on Saturday,” said Mr Monaghan.

“I want to thank our hard working crew of volunteers, who will once again be on hand to ensure everyone has a super time.”

See www.pignporter.com for full details and to buy tickets.