Tallaght Women back in action

Tallaght Womens Rugby are back training this week – Great season last year and we’re looking to improve on that again & bring silverware back to Tallaght Rfc – Looking for you all to ask your female friends, family & workmates to get involved. No matter levels of fitness or knowledge we have great coaches to guide us through!!  Pre-season starts tomorrow night at 7pm in Ballymana but Open Day being held on Wednesday night where we are inviting players old & new to come up give it a go!!

Tallaght Youths to show talent at half time at Leinster V Ulster in Tallaght Stadium

Fantastic news we have been asked to supply an U11 or U12 team for a half time match in the Tallaght stadium on the 30th Aug for the Leinster v Ulster match.

If your child is aged between 10 and 12 please let me know on your availability to play this match.

This is a great opportunity for Tallaght RFC to be showcased with Leinster Rugby. This will be a full contact game against another team yet to be decided. Also this is a great experience for our youth team with the prospect of Tallaght again playing a half time match during the season in the RDS.

We should all get behind the team and show the best we have to offer.

We will be holding a quick training session on the 24th on August to brush off the cob webs and get us back in the mind frame for this exhibition match. Please make a huge effort to make these dates.

Tickets are not available through the club and only available from ticketmaster at €20 per adult, €10 per child and family tickets €12.50pp (2 adults & 2 Children)

AGENDA FOR 30th AUGUST

  • Morning: Tallaght First XV v Tallaght Legends in Tymon North Park
  • Tallaght RFC promoting the club outside the Tallaght stadium before the Leinster v Ulster game
  • 5pm kick off Leinster game
  • Tallaght RFC U11-U12 playing half time match
  • 7:30pm reception and get together in the Killtipper Pub for all and families with raffles on the night.

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TRFC Rugby on Your Green Tymon Bawn CC

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Tallaght Rugby are running Rugby on Your Green Sunday 27th 11am outside the Tymon Bawn Community Center. 

Tallaght RFC would like to invite all the children in the Old Bawn, Aylesbury and surrounding areas to join them on Sunday mornings at 11am from the 27th July to 10th August on the green area outside the Tymon Bawn Community Center to play and experience what rugby has to offer.

Tallaght RFC  are running a 3 week block in the Aylesbury area to allow children experience a new sport in a fun and supervised way.

Remember the 80’s when you left your house early on a Sunday morning and just played on your local green area, well that’s what we want to see again. Bring back the nostalgia with games like Red rover, bulldogs charge and tag and let the kids experience this again. All these games are incorporated into the training and fun of rugby.

Tallaght RFC would love to see all the local and not too local children come down and play for an hour with great games.

If your 6-16 or even younger or older you are welcome to join in even parents.

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Rugby on Your Green Ellensborough. A BIG THANK YOU!!!!!

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A big thank you to all the children and parents that turned out on Sunday mornings at 11am to get involved in the Rugby On Your Green program.

It was a highly enjoyable 3 weeks with all children taking part in ball games, relays and obstacles courses. Tallaght RFC have been made feel very welcome in Ellensbough and we really hope all the kids have enjoyed it.

Remember we will be asking all the kids that would like to join Tallaght RFC to join in September and keep an eye on our website, facebook pages and twitter account on dates.

Also everyone is welcome to sty involved and join in our other dates below. again it is completely free of charge all it takes is your time to attend.

Rugby on Your Green is a pilot program being run over the summer holidays. A Tallaght rugby youth team will enter a green area in a local housing estate on a Sunday morning for 11am and organised fun and games for all children between the ages of 6 and 16. This will start on the 6th of July at 11am in Ellensborough green area then into Aylesbury and finally into Killinarden for 3 weeks each session. Each Sunday will only last 1 hour and will be a no contact program.

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Green area opposite Ellensborough Lodge

Sunday 6th, 13th & 20th of July

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Green area at Tymon Bawn Community Centre

Sunday 27th July, 3rd & 10th of August

Killinarden

Green area opposite Killinarden community centre. 

17th, 24th & 31st of August

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FAMILY BBQ GREAT SUCCESS

FANTASTIC SUCCESS ON FAMILY BBQ

Thank you to all the organisers, coaches, parents and supporters for a fantastic day.

With warm sunshine and great people the family Summer BBQ was a super day for all involved. the Tallaght RFC  youths and mini players and their families participated in a full day of games, and activities topped off with beautiful food which everyone helped to supply.

Check out some pictures below

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FAMILY BBQ – Sunday 22nd June – 11am – Ballymana Lane

Family BBQ to celebrate the year we had in Tallaght RFC  

We are inviting all players, supporters, family members and anyone else interested in having a good family fun day.

Sunday 22nd June at 11am until 3pm at Tallaght RFC in Ballymana Lane.

There will be fun and games for all ages and for anyone who wants to get involved.

This will be a BYO BBQ (bring your own BBQ) so we ask for each family to bring a few bits and pieces. suggestions of sausages, burgers, burger buns, nibbles & family friendly drinks.

This day will also bring the season to a close for our ever expanding youths section. So congratulations to the future players and lets have a great day.

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Irish Wheelchair Rugby 7’s Challenge Matches – a Great Success!

Irish Wheelchair Rugby 7′s Challenge Matches

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Tallaght RFC was represented at the Irish Wheelchair Rugby 7′s Challenge Matches last Sunday 11th May.

By all accounts it was a great experience and a great success – Well done to all involved.

Please see the Front Row Union here for more:

http://thefrontrowunion.com/2014/05/wheelchair-rugby-irish-wheelchair-rugby-7s-challenge-matches/

AGM 2014 – July 7th – 7:30pm – Old Mill

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Tallaght RFC’s 2014 Annaul General Meeting

Tallaght RFC’s 2014 Annaul General Meeting (AGM) is on July 7th at 7:30pm in the Old Mill Pub.

All Members please make an effort to attend. We are hoping for this:
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But don’t miss it as it could end up more like this:

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Tallaght Awards Night

Tallaght Awards Night
Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, 12th April, 2014
Tallaght held their end of season bash at the Louis Fitzgerald hotel at Newlands Cross. In attendance was the Minister for Communications and Natural Resources and local TD, Pat Rabbitte, who was given an honorary club membership.

Tallaght head coach for the men’s squad, Brian Curtis, presented Paul Cunningham with the player of the year award. Paul has been a model of consistency for the team playing either in the second or back row and he shared the captaincy of the team with Simon Sweeney. Aodhan Tinney was presented with the most improved player award. Aodhan only started playing scrum-half last season, a very difficult position to master, but his work-rate and diligence have become very important to the side. Stephen Heaney would have been a strong contender for both the main awards but had to be content with the Try of the year award for his outlandishly cheeky effort against Clondalkin, where he ran in from the halfway line, selling a massive dummy along the way.

Bryan Tyrrell, coach of the women’s team, presented the player of the year award to Catherine Murphy. Catherine, who plays in the second row, has grown into one of the team’s most important players, endlessly enthusiastic and supportive of her team-mates who know they can always count on her. Michelle Tyrrell was presented with the most improved player award. Michelle switched from full back to scrum-half this season and she has become a hugely effective player and a real team leader. Niamh Herrity was presented with the Try of the year award for her fantastic individual effort against Old Belvedere when she ran in from fifty metres out, handing off several defenders on her way.

Director of rugby Brian Curtis, who announced he was stepping down as head coach on the night, was deservedly given the Paul Cusack Club Person of the year award for the huge amount of work he does for both the men’s team and the club in general. The club wishes to thank Tony McManus and Lorraine Cleary and everyone else who helped to organise what was a wonderful evening and a proud night for the club.

Jim O’Connor

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3 lady winners

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Credit: Ray Brennan for photos.

Lidl competition

Thank you to all the children, parents and coaches that took part in the TAKA.

We unfortunately didn’t win and Barnhall RFC scooped the well deserved first prize.

We have however been given a consolation prize of 10 new rugby balls which we hope to arrive in the coming days.

Again we did ourselves very proud and showed that Tallaght RFC are a real competitor on and off the field.

Our Youths section is growing every week and we have an action packed couple of months ahead.

new players are always welcome and we train on Sunday morning at 11am in Ballymana Lane. Contact details are available through the website.

Well Done

The Coaches of TRFC Mini & Youths