The newly formed Eight Degrees Brewing tag rugby team.
From left to right
Rory Kennedy, Joanne OReilly, Scott Wilde, John ODonovan, Susan Freeney, Dave Diskin, Anna Douglas, Ben McGahon, Claire Treacy, Stephanie Grogan, Monique Kelleher and Eoin Johnston
Friends from the Claremont Railway Tennis Club recently set up their own mixed tag rugby team and so far this season are undefeated, despite most of the team being new to the sport. When John O’Donovan and Rory Kennedy approached Eight Degrees Brewing’s Cam for sponsorship, Cam was very intrigued, after all it encompassed the Eight Degree philosophy of living the naturally adventurous spirit and giving something new a try. But knowing his marketing budget for the year is a drop in the ocean compared to the likes of Heineken and Diageo, enquired as to what they were looking for exactly, bright orange and graphite t-shirts emblazed with the Eight Degrees logo was the answer, wow, said Cam, we can do that for you, and dont they look brilliant.
So far they are undefeated in their maiden season, but thats not the only important thing. Its a very social occasion and afterwards they celebrate with bottles of Eight Degrees beers and invite their opposition to join them. One night apparently kicked on till the early hours of the morning, not bad for a Wednesday night.
And on the beers….
Love them ! We are all big fans… Thanks so much for the sponsorship, we are all having a blast and opposition feel suitably intimidated by our striking t-shirts! – Anna Douglas
Just won! Everyone is having an eight degrees beer now outside. Everyone gave it the thumbs up – John O’Donovan
Ur beer is v successful tonight with loads of the teams – Rory Kennedy
I’m not a beer drinker but your beers are really tasty – Joanne O’Reilly
Opposition in bar were asking about our t-shirts and ended up drinking the beer all night – John (again)
If you want to support them they play Wednesday nights at 7pm down at the Claremont Railway club, or just get down there for a friendly beer. Both the Howling Gale Ale and the Sunburnt Irish Red are in bottles for a special Wednesday tag rugby special of 3 for 10 euro.
And the t-shirts can be purchased for 12 euro plus delivery.