Members of Seskinore YFC with the Rosemary Cooper shield after winning the junior title at the YFCU 2017 Tag Rugby tournament. The winning team are pictured with Danske Bank's Robert McCullough and Carol McMullan
The final of the YFCU’s annual tag rugby tournament, in association with platinum sponsor Danske Bank, took place on Wednesday 9th August at Ballymoney Rugby Club.
The action kicked off with winning teams of the junior county heats taking to the pitch. The top two teams from each league made it through to the semi-finals which resulted in Seskinore YFC and Moycraig YFC in the final. Following an exciting final, Seskinore YFC picked up the Rosemary Cooper shield and the YFCU Tag Rugby 2017 junior title.
The senior section of the tournament followed with the winners of the senior county heats taking part in two leagues. The top two teams from each league made it through to the semi-finals which resulted in Spa YFC (Team 2) facing Kells & Connor YFC in the final.
Spa YFC (Team 2) emerged victorious and received the Adrian Cooper Shield and YFCU Tag Rugby 2017 senior title.
YFCU Vice President Peter Alexander announced the winners and Robert McCullough, Danske Bank’s Head of Agri Business and Carol McMullan, Danske Bank’s Agri-Business Manager, North presented the Rosemary Cooper and Adrian Cooper shields as well as the commemorative medals kindly provided by the bank.
Fair Play awards were presented to Kilraughts YFC and Ahoghill YFC (juniors) and Kells & Connor YFC and Moycraig YFC (seniors) for the courtesy and respect they showed towards their team mates, opposition and referee.
The YFCU would like to take this opportunity to thank Danske Bank for their continued support of this YFCU event and also thank the referees who attended the finals; Mark Taylor, Jason Clyde, Phil Beattie and Chris Campbell.
Junior – Rosemary Cooper Shield
Final: Seskinore YFC Vs Moycraig YFC
Winner: Seskinore YFC
Senior – Adrian Cooper Shield
Final: Spa YFC (Team 2) Vs Kells & Connor YFC
Winner: Spa YFC (Team 2)
For more photos visit gallery: yfcu.org/galleries/170/yfcu-tag-rugby-finals
Members of Spa YFC (Team 2) with the Adrian Cooper shield after winning the senior title at the YFCU 2017 Tag Rugby tournament at Ballymoney RFC. The winning team are pictured with Robert McCullough, Danske Bank’s Head of Agri Business and Carol McMullan, Danske Bank’s Agri-Business Manager, North.