This year was the first year where there were three levels of participation offered; Development Danske Bank Tag for newer schools, Competitive Danske Bank Tag for the more established schools with Junior and Senior 7s available to those schools that were keen to progress to the contact version of the game.
38 schools signed up to take part throughout the week, with 37 teams involved in the various levels of Danske Bank Tag and 18 teams opting for the contact 7s format.
The quarter and semi final stages of the Danske Bank Tag will take place over two venues: Cookstown on Tuesday 14th March and the Valley Leisure Centre on Thursday 16th March and the following schools will be involved:
- Antrim Grammar
- Ballyclare High School
- Belfast Royal Academy
- Grosvenor Grammar
- Enniskillen Royal Grammar School
- Fivemiletown College
- Kilkeel High School
- Loreto Letterkenny
- Omagh Academy
- Royal School Armagh
- Royal School Cavan
- Royal School Dungannon
- Victoria College
Aquinas will unfortunately not be able to participate.
The winners at Cookstown will meet the winners of the Valley Leisure Centre in the Danske Bank Girls' Tag Schools Cup Final at the Kingspan Stadium on Monday 3rd April.
The Junior and Senior Ulster Girls' Schools 7s competition will likely be rescheduled to take place after Easter when the pitches may be more conducive to fast expansive rugby.
Thanks to all the players and the teachers and coaches who got them out of school and helped make the week a great success.