Balls Deep saved their best performance till last when defeating the 2015 champions “ Tag me if you can “ to retain their Wild Atlantic Tag Blitz title which was played as part of the Adrigole festival held over the bank holiday weekend.
A total of 10 teams took part in the competition with the teams divided into 2 groups of 5 with the group stages taking place in Carey’s field. The games proved to be of a competitive nature and were refereed by Roy O Flynn, Kline Pennefather, Adrian Macey and William Keane (All Cork Tag Rugby) and it was it was the defending champions “ Balls Deep “ and the 2015 champions “ Tag me if you can “ that emerged top of their respective groups. The runners up final was contested between two local teams “ The Wild Atlantic Bar “ and “ Mussels ” and a hard fought draw was played out between these 2 teams.
In the cup final Balls Deep raced into an 3-0 in the first half lead with tries from William Keane , Niall McCarthy and Cathal ó Lionáird. Local man Mike “ Phil “ O Sullivan got an early 2nd half try for Tag me if you can , but further tries from Niall McCarthy and Cathal ó Lionáird (2) and Aoife Hart gave the defending champions a 9-1 victory. Afterwards sponsor Johnny Power ( Marine Harvest ) presented winning captain Joanne Gaffney with the trophy. The top male try scorer was Cathal ó Lionáird and top female scorer was Aoife Hart.