U15s Girls Rugby looking for new players #hitlikeagirl


Tallaght RFC U15 Girls are looking for players.

If you are interested in learning Ireland’s fastest growing female sport or even just trying a new sport, Tallaght RFC would love for you to get involved in our U15 Girls team.

We have an U15 girls team that train every Sunday morning at 11am in Ballymana Lane (just behind Ellensbourgh) in Tallaght. the Girls League starts in November and we have time to get to learn the ropes for all our new players.

As you can see one of our coaches had to learn the hard way how our Girls can hit. Check it out below or #hitlikeagirl on twitter.

Please join us on facebook at Tallaght Youth Rugby

Men’s Metro League Division 7 Fixtures announced


De La Salle Palmerstown


Old Wesley

Railway Union




Saturday September 27th – – Tallaght  V  Seapoint   15.00 in Tymon Park

Saturday October 4th – – Coolmine  V  Tallaght  15.00 in Ashbrook

Saturday October 11th – – Tallaght  V  Guinness  15.00 in Tymon Park

Saturday October  18th – –  Old Wesley  V  Tallaght  15.00  in Donnybrook


Saturday November 15th – – Railway Union  V  Tallaght  14.30 in Tymon Park

Saturday November 29th – – De La Salle  V  Tallaght  14.30 in Kirwan Park

Saturday December 6th – – Seapoint  V  Tallaght  14.00 in Kilboggot Park, Killiney



Saturday January 10th – – Tallaght  V  Coolmine  14.30 in Tymon Park

Saturday January 17th – – Guinness  V  Tallaght  14.30 in Iveagh Grounds

Saturday January 24th – – Tallaght  V  Old Wesley  14.30 in Tymon Park

Friday February 20th – – Railyway Union  V  Tallaght  19.30 in Park Avenue

Saturday March 7th – – Tallaght  V  De La Salle  15.00 in Tymon Park






Women’s division 3 fixtures 2014-2015 announced




Blackrock College J1


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St Mary’s J1






Sunday October 5th  — Garda/Westmanstown  V  Tallaght

Sunday October 12th — Tallaght  V  St Mary;s J1

Sunday October  19th — Athy  V  Tallaght

Sunday October 26th —  Refix weekend

 Sunday November 2nd — Tallaght  V Old Belvedere J2

Sunday November 9th —  Suttonians  V  Tallaght

Sunday November 16th – – Refix Weekend

Sunday Novermber 23rd —  Wicklow  V  Tallaght

Sunday November 30th —  Blackrock College J1  V  Tallaght

Sunday December 7th – – Refix Weekend

Sunday December 14th —  Tallaght  V  Garda/Westmanstown

Sunday December 21st — St Mary’s J1  V  Tallaght

CHRISTMAS BREAK  – – – Sunday December 28th and Sunday January 4th



Sunday January 11th  — Tallaght  V  Athy

Sunday January 18th — Old Belvedere J1  V  Tallaght

Sunday January 25th —  Tallaght  V  Suttonians

Sunday February 1st – – – Refix Weekend

Sunday February 8th —  Tallaght  V  Wicklow

Sunday February 15th – – –  Refix Weekend

Sunday February 22nd —  Blackrock College J1  V  Tallaght

Sunday March 1st – – – Refix Weekend

Sunday March 8th 2015  – – –  League Semi Finals

Sunday March 15th – – – Refix Weekend

Saturday March 22nd 2015 – – – League Finals 

Tallaght RFC Youths and Mini training 21st Sep


We are back and looking for all our players and new players to attend training, that is back on SUNDAY 21st SEPTEMBER at 11am. In Ballymana Lane just behind Ellensbourgh for directions 

We will have a packed schedule this season with the following teams confirmed and if numbers allow there could be more teams. With the great success of  the Rugby on Your Green and the promotional work in the square and the Tallafest we hope to grow our youth section this year.

U8 mixed boys and girls 

U10 mixed boys and girls 

U12 mixed boys and girls

***new*** U15 Girls  

***U14 boys depending on numbers***

 we hope to see you all there bright and early with loads of enthusiasm and energy from the summer break.

All ages training from Sunday 21st Sep and every Sunday morning at 11am

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Tallaght RFC at the Tallafest 23rd of August. TRFC Men and Women need to defend their Tug of War titles.

Tallaght RFC are delighted to announce that we will be participating in the Tallafest.

We will be in section of the Sports area in the Tallafest based in the Priory car park with activities and games for all the kids and adults.

There will be games of skill, kicking, passing and strength for all ages. We will also be supported by Leinster Rugby with the Rabo Direct PRO 12 trophy and the British & Irish Cup and maybe even an appearance from a special guest.

Hopefully our men and women tug of war team can defend their titles.

We hope to see you all there and make sure you pop over and say “whats the story”



Denny McCarthy – Canadian Wolverine

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Tallaght man Denny McCarthy was recently capped by the Canadian international rugby League team.  McCarthy, who’s from Springfield, played mostly Rugby Union in Ireland with the Leinster Schools and Colleges teams.  He also played club rugby for Suttonians, Clondalkin and Tallaght RFC.

“I first played Rugby League for a season with the Tallaght Tigers before I immigrated to Canada in July 2011.  When I arrived I joined a Union team, the Burlington Centaurs and played for them for three seasons.  Then I switched back to league when I joined the Oakville Crusaders after being asked by former Centaurs player Brett King.”

McCarthy’s performances quickly made an impression and he was called into the Canadian Wolverines squad this summer for their warm-up games against The Royal Air Force and The England Lionhearts.    “It was a massive honour to be picked in the Canadian squad and starting the first two test games against the RAF and the English Lionhearts was incredible.”

McCarthy impressed enough in those games to earn his first official cap for Canada against Jamaica in July.   Canada won the game to win the 4th annual Caribbean Carnival Cup.

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“Getting my first international cap for Canada against Jamaica was huge for me, I’ve lived here for three years and I worked hard to earn my spot on the starting team.  The game was played in the pouring rain so it was just like home.  Despite the rain, over 3000 fans still made it out and it was a great game to be part of.  Jamaica had a very strong team, but I was very happy with how we played, we let in two breakaway tries which put us under pressure but we managed to keep the ball and complete more sets allowing us to get on top and win the game in the end.”

Then, last weekend McCarthy played in Canada’s biggest game of the season, the Colonial Cup clash against near neighbours the U.S.A.  The competition has been played since 2010 with the Americans winning every time and as they were ranked six places above Canada in the World rankings, the U.S. were favourites again.  However Canada pulled off a remarkable 52-14 win to take the trophy for the first time.  McCarthy was at the heart of the action, scoring his first international try and making the second most tackles.

“It was a great way to finish off our season as winners of the Colonial cup for the first time.  It’s been a great honour to play with the Canada Wolverines and I was further honoured when they voted me the defensive player of the season as well.”

Despite his success in Canada, his heart is still in Tallaght.  “It’s hard not to miss Ireland with all my family and friends at home.  I also miss playing with Tallaght RFC, where I enjoyed playing some great rugby with a great bunch of lads for a great club.  It’s been great to keep up with their success from afar on Facebook though.  I’m really looking forward to catching up with everyone in December.”


Team Shot

Jim O’Connor (c)