Level 1 Referee Course

Ireland Touch will be presenting a level 1 Referee Course on Saturday 12th April. Classroom based 09:30 - 15:00, practical to follow. Please register with Ruth - for information & to put your name down, spaces are limited. secretary@irelandtouchassociation.com More

Reminder – Ireland Touch Trials for 2014 European Touch Championship

This is a reminder for the first of the Ireland Touch trials for the 2014 European Touch Championships.  The trials will be held on Sunday 16th February at 12:00 p.m at Stepaside. If you intend to trial  for the Men's Open, Women's Open, Mixed Open, Women's 27 or Senior Mixed and you have not registered online , you ... More

NTC Touch Rugby are a Go!

The ITA are delighted to announce that there is a new Touch Rugby League starting on the 27th January in Monkstown RFC and being run by NTC Touch Rugby. • Starts Monday 27th of January • Monkstown RFC – Sandymount • 10 Weeks – 9 League Games & 1 Finals Night • Qualified Referees – Two Per Game • ... More

W27 Pre-trial Training

Conor Slack (W27 coach) and coaching team of Lucie Hanaghan and Sana Tansey are setting up pre-trial skills & conditioning training and a facebook group for those interested in this team category: The first session will take place on Saturday 04th January in Galway at 10am in Renmore Park. Future ... More

Trials – European Touch Championships 2014

European Touch Championships 2014 ETC14 will be held in Swansea, Wales 7-10th August 2014 [5th & 6th Under 18s competition]. The ITA plan to participate in 9 categories. This notice contains information on coaches, trials, selection and training camps. Team Categories & Coaches The ITA fielded ... More

Coaches – European Touch Championships 2014

The Ireland Touch association is now calling for nominations for coaches for the national teams to compete in the European Touch Championships to be held in Swansea in August 2014. Competition Dates are as follows: [two_third last="no"]Tuesday, Wednesday 5th,6th August 2014[/two_third][one_third last="yes"]Mixed Under ... More

Intermediate Level Coaching Course

The I.T.A. will be conducting a level 1 coaching course in Galway on the 7th and 8th December. The F.I.T. Coaching Commission has recently updated the coaching course material which now includes: F.I.T. Coaching Manual (228 pages) F.I.T. Intermediate Coaching Course Workbook   (22 pages) F.I.T. Playing Rules ... More

Welcome to the new ITA web site

Welcome to the Ireland Touch Association web site.  The ITA has recognised the need to continually improve communication with the Touch community as the popularity of the sport grows in Ireland.  The new site has a number of improvements over the previous site and the ITA will enhance the functionality and the content of ... More

Home Nations Women’s Open Team

Here is a nice photo of the Ireland Women's Open Team at the recent Home Nations Tournament [one_third last="no"] [/one_third] [two_third last="yes"] [/two_third] More

Playing Rule 14: Obstruction

RULE 14 - OBSTRUCTION 1 Attacking Team. Players of the attacking team are not to obstruct defending players from attempting to effect a touch. A player in possession must not run or otherwise move behind the referee or other players in the attacking team in an attempt to avoid a touch. Obstruction here ... More