TALLAGHT RFC AGM Friday 13th May in the Kiltipper

OHHHHHHH yes Friday the 13th is unlucky for some and the Tallaght RFC AGM is opening the floor to all our members to elect the next committee and to agree any changes that you would like to see.

If any member would like to go forward to one of the most sought after positions please make your intentions known to the Tallaght President.

As you ​may be aware our Clubs AGM will take place on

Fridaythe 13th of May​ 2016

 in the 

​Kiltipper Inn​

 Pub at 7:30 pm

I would encourage all members seeking appointment to make their intentions known as soon as possible, we will send out a “hustings” mail to all members both house and playing on


the 9th of 

​May 2015

This will allow all perspective candidates to canvass members who will not be in a position to attend on the night but who wish to cast their vote via email and/or proxy. If you want to be included in the hustings mail, please complete a biography of yourself and why you are seeking to be elected, the length, and style of you mail is up to you (please forward them on to tallaghtrfcpresident@gmail.com so that they can be sent out on time, preferable in word format).

Proxy and Email voting: members who will not be able to attend on the night can cast their votes via email, or by proxy (i.e. asking someone to vote on their behalf in good faith using their own discretion).

​​Notification of proxy vote must be forwarded to Ken Kinsella  tallaghtrfcpresident@gmail.com andone other member of the current committee (email addresses listed at the bottom of this mail) before 3pm onMonday​ the ​9th of ​May​.

Membership: Only fully paid up members can vote or propose/second anything at the AGM (must also be over 18)

Nominations: Must be sent to the President before the AGM. members should make there intentions known before 3pm onMonday​ the ​9th of ​May​.


Club captain to be picked by the players

Fixtures Secretary (has traditionally been appointed by DoR but has always requested a volunteer from the members at the AGM, again unless there are any objections lets keep it consistent)

The position of Child welfare officer should be independent of the club and the child welfare officer must act without interference from the club, s/he reports to the IRFU child welfare officer and (if necessary) An Garda Sáochána.

Management committee: 

3 protected positions are:

H​on. Secretary 

*​nominees must have spent 2 years as officers of the club​. This can be at any level, I.e. finance committee, social committee, captain, youth committee member .etc..

​Annually elected position are;

Director of Rugby
Public Relations Officer
Youth Development Officer
Women’s Development Officer
Facilities Manager

Policies (motions): Should be notified (but do not have to be) to the secretary before the AGM. Passed by a simple majority 50%+1 the President has the casting vote
Constitutional changes: Must be notified to the secretary at least 7 days before the AGM. Like the elections for pope must have an abundant majority 75%+1 again the President has the casting vote.
contact email addresses:

tallaghtrfcpresident@gmail.com  – Ken Kinsella

brendanrudd07@eircom.net ​- Brendan Rudd​

tallaghtrfctresurer@gmail.com ​- Lisa Maguire​

tallaghtrfcpro@gmail.com – currently unfilled

tallaghtrfcydo@gmail.com – Phil Preston

tallaghtrfcwdo@gmail.com – Martina Fitzpatrick

tallaghtrfcdor@gmail.com​ ​- Luke Tyrrell

tallaghttigers@yahoo.ie​ – Brian Tyrrell ​

Warm Regards,

Ken Kinsella

President,Tallaght Rugby Club

Ph 085-140-3555


Tallaght Rugby in the media

As young a club tallaght rugby is over the past number of years tallaght rugby has been getting more and more popular and numbers have shown. Plus with the shown in the media over the past months with articles in the news papers and inTallaght magazine.


Also with the rugby world cup on tallaght rugby was seen on Sinbin, the T.V. rugby program only for a brief moment but every little bit counts.

Rugby is not D4…. its D24 …..

Posted by Tallaght Youth Rugby on Thursday, October 15, 2015

Last month tallaght also won PRO of the month with full interview post on Leinster Branch website http://www.leinsterrugby.ie/domestic/news/14151.php#.VjYZPPnhDIU

Tallaght are certainly turning heads as they move closer to become a media power house on and off the field. With everybody at tallaght pulling there weight its not hard to see why its becoming a big club.

RambleAid & Tallaght RFC Join Forces

11953116_885430641510191_7982507458211575929_nTallaght Rugby joined forces with RambleAid today for Charity. Tallaght Rugby competed in the 5k walk from the Kiltipper Inn up to the water works. Full of smile we set of with the sun beaming on our faces for this great walk.
12033237_885430704843518_2754269285463146581_nStopping at the mid-way point we stopped to get some fantastic photos of the Tallaght group
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Great Event for a great cause Teen Line & Laura Lynn.

Thank you to RambleAid for inviting us, hope to join them again in the future for more great causes

‘Your Club, Your Country’ is back

Joe_YCYC15_rdax_80The Ulster Bank-backed initiative allows clubs to sell up to 1,000 tickets at €10 per ticket and retain 100% of the ticket sale revenue. The IRFU and its partners supply the prizes for the ‘Your Club, Your Country’ Grand Draw. ensuring clubs reap the maximum benefit from the fundraising scheme.

In 2014, the ‘Your Club, Your Country’ Grand Draw raised over €650,000 for the 165 participating clubs. Registration is now open to clubs for the 2015 ‘Your Club, Your Country’ Grand Draw.

Martin O’Sullivan, President of the IRFU, commented: “It is great to see that the ‘Your Club, Your Country’ Grand Draw is continuing to assist clubs in their fundraising initiatives. The IRFU would like to thank all of its partners for their continued support of this important revenue generator for clubs.

“Special mention must also go to Ulster Bank for their continuing support of the Draw and for their ongoing investment in the club game.”

Jason Campbell, Director Corporate and Institutional Banking, Ulster Bank, added: “Ulster Bank are dedicated to the future of Irish rugby and supporting clubs plays a fundamental role in this.

“We understand the difficulties that clubs have when it comes to funding and we are delighted to once again be involved in the IRFU’s ‘Your Club, Your Country’ Grand Draw which will no doubt be another successful fundraising initiative for many clubs.”

The draw will take place on Monday, November 16, 2015 and will be broadcast on Irish Rugby TV onwww.irishrugby.ie.

Once registered for the scheme, clubs will receive ‘Your Club, Your Country’ Grand Draw packs from September 14 which will contain promotional posters and the all-important Grand Draw tickets.

All sold and unsold tickets must be returned to the IRFU before 5pm on Wednesday, November 4, 2015.


1. Summer Tour in South Africa in June 2016
Return flights, hotel accommodation, match tickets and spending allowance for two persons

2. France v Ireland 2016 RBS 6 Nations VIP trip to Paris
Return flights, hotel accommodation, match tickets and spending allowance for two persons
(compliments of Ulster Bank)

3. England v Ireland 2016 RBS 6 Nations VIP trip to London
Return flights, hotel accommodation, match tickets and spending allowance for two persons
(compliments of Canterbury)

4. Experience Business Class Service with Aer Lingus
Transatlantic business class return flights, hotel accommodation for 4 nights and spending allowance for two persons (compliments of Aer Lingus)

5. Cirque du Soleil VIP trip to a European City

Return flights, hotel accommodation and tickets to the event for two people (compliments of DHL)

6. 2016 Galway Races VIP Package
Corporate hospitality at the Galway Races and overnight hotel accommodation for two persons
(compliments of Guinness)

7. 2016 3 Arena VIP Package
Attend 6 events of your choice in 3 Arena in 2016 (compliments of 3 Arena)

8. Ireland v Wales 2016 RBS 6 Nations VIP package in Aviva Stadium
VIP package including official IRFU hospitality and match tickets for two persons (compliments ofVolkswagen)

9. Ireland v Italy 2016 RBS 6 Nations VIP package in Aviva Stadium
VIP package including official IRFU hospitality and match tickets for two persons (compliments ofLucozade Sport)

10. Ireland v Scotland 2016 RBS 6 Nations VIP package in Aviva Stadium
VIP package including official IRFU hospitality and match tickets for two persons (compliments of Dove Men+ Care)

Contact Luke Tyrell – 0871609188, Martina Fitzpatrick – 0868425657 or

Phil Preston – 0857371926  for tickets

Tallaght represented at the Ireland V Canada game

Tallaght RFC had a fantastic time celebrating Ireland’s first game of the rugby world cup over the weekend with players and supporter in Cardiff at the Millennium Stadium and also at home in the Tallaght RFC rugby hub in the Kiltipper Cafe Bar.

Tallaght youth development officer even got a mention in a Frank McNally piece for the Irish Times. We full agree with him and Ireland will go all the way.

Make sure you join us for the Romania game in the Kiltipper pub for the craic and bants

check out some of our pictures below.

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U15 and U17 Girls training Wednesday 7pm Victory center Firhouse

Girls Rugby is the Bants

Tallaght RFC are looking and asking for all girls interested in playing rugby or just give it a try to come to training on Wednesday evening at 7pm in the victory center on the firhouse road 

We welcome all girls aged between 13 and 18 and will be competing in both development blitz and full contact 13 a side matches.

If you are interested please contact Philip on 0857371926 or tallaghtrfcydo@gmail.com

or even better just rock up and get involved.


Sad News


Yesterday Tallaght RFC got the sad news that our very own Lisa Maguire’s mother passed away. The club would like to send its deepest sympathy’s to the family and friends. We are all thinking of you in this difficult time.

The sun shines down upon us
and gives us warmth and light.
Then when the day has ended
it disappears from sight.

Though we’re left in darkness,
we know the sun’s not died,
for it is shining brightly
on the world’s other side.

So it is when one we love
comes to their end of days.
They just go to the other side
to shine their loving rays.

That’s why heaven is a place
that glows beyond compare.
The lights of those who’ve left us
are all brightly shining there.


Pre-Season is starting soon

DSC_0009-2Tallaght Rugby Is Back, Calling all men, women and youths.

Men’s training beings the 11th of August in the Victory Centre,

Women’s training begins the 17th of august in the Victory Centre,

And last but not least, the Youths being on the 6th of September.


All old and new players very welcome. With the Tallaght Feast and tallaght Square recruitment drive coming soon we hope to see new faces wearing the Tallaght colours.

Don’t Stop Believing, A new season is upon us!!

Tallaght Champs 1


Week 5 Tallaght Rugby – 25th june


I was another fantastic game of Tag rugby last night in the Victory Centre, As we reach the half way point teams are fighting to get as many points as possible to get to that final.

Here are the results of last nights games:

Hurricanes 12 vs 13 Tag my Pitch up

Hermitage 14 vs 27 Kerry Bullfighters

Tagnam Style 8 vs 17 The Ducks

Week 6 looks to be a great week for Tag Rugby