TALLAGHT R.F.C. 25
Tries: Emil Wyrebiak 2, Simon Sweeney
Con: Ciaran Stewart 2
Pen: Ciaran Stewart 2
A.I.B. R.F.C. 10
Report by Jim O’Connor.
Tallaght rugby started their new season with a good win against AIB in a pre-season friendly. AIB got the better start and ran in a soft try down the Tallaght wing after some decent passing. From then on though, Tallaght dominated helped by returning club legends Simon Sweeney, Declan Malone and Jack Russell who carried the ball with real menace. Constant pressure from the pack yielded a penalty and out-half Ciaran Stewart converted to make it 5-3. Tallaght were somewhat frustrating after that for a while, with loads of possession but an inability to score, although winger Stephen Heaney went close after an excellent run down the wing.
The pressure told eventually and Emil Wyrebiak broke through on the wing and showed great power and dexterity to stretch for the try. Stewart’s touchline conversion drifted narrowly short but Tallaght now had a lead they would hold to half-time. Tallaght continued to dominate play and were offloading with purpose. This led to a second try for Wyrebiak when he took Alan Bernes’s pass and ran the ball in under the posts. Stewart converted and now Tallaght had a commanding ten point lead.
Coach Brian Curtis took the opportunity to get his bench some game-time. Wingers John Cowan and Chris Irabour both put in impressive shifts and number eight Sean Judd made a number of excellent turnovers. The game was settled in the third quarter though when the skipper Simon Sweeney powered through in typical fashion for a try which Stewart converted. Stewart tacked on a penalty to make it 25 unanswered points for Tallaght.
To be fair to AIB, they kept on competing and scored the final try of the game to make the final score 25-10. It was a useful start from Tallaght but they know they need more players to create a squad that will see them through the full season. They train up in Ballymana lane on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7PM and everyone is welcome, regardless of experience. See tallaghtrugby.com for details.
15 Alan Bernes
14 Stephen Heaney
13 Dave Clarke
12 Jack Russell
11 Emil Wyrebiak
10 Ciaran Stewart
9 Aodhan Tinney
8 Sam Lawless
7 Simon Sweeney (captain)
6 Paul Cunningham
5 Alan Moore
4 Joe Ivers
3 Declan Malone
2 Ollie Murphy
1 Tony McManus
REPORT by Jim O’Connor.
Tallaght Senior Men’s take on AIB in a “friendly” fixture today at 3pm.
It is the first home game of the season — all support welcome!
See you all in Tymon Park today for the 3pm kickoff.
See here for directions to Tymon:
Following on from their recent historic and brave victory in the Tag Rugby Cup at Tallaght RFC, “Tag R’ Ducks” are taking part in the IRFU Volkswagen Tag All-Ireland Championships 2013 this Saturday 10th August at Suttonians RFC
Once described as “the most fun team to ever wear tag shorts”, all at Tallaght Rugby wish you the best of luck and know you will do us proud both on and off the pitch.
Autumn International Tickets now available to members. Contact the club for more on:
Phone – Call or Text: 087 336 9496
The membership fees for the 2013/14 Season are as follows:
- Family Membership €250
- Adult Playing Membership €175
- Adult Pavilion membership €100
- Student Playing Member €120
- Unemployed Playing member €120
- Mini’s (up to u14’s) Membership €35 (to a maximum of €50 for family members with 2 or more children playing)
- Youth Membership €50
There will be a €5 surcharge for any membership paid by standing order and all standing order payments must be paid in full before the end of December2013.
You can download the Standing Order Form by clicking here.
For those of you who want to pay membership by Standing Order, the form is now available in the Members section of our website:
Or see direct link here:
The Tallaght RFC Shop has been restored on the Tallaght RFC Website, see www.TallaghtRugby.com for more or go directly to: http://www.teamshopbuilder.ie/tallaghtrfc.
Support your team and look good! Get your initials embroidered on your new Tallaght gear for a small extra fee.
Ballybunnion Trip has been confirmed for the 9th & 10th of August this year!. Can you please let me know if you attend going, Also we have 3 options Camping, Rent A house or Hotel. Tell me which option you want as the numbers will depend on the price. As always partners and better halfs welcome. Usual format will happen.. Union Match against Listowel RFC on Friday night , Beach Tag Saturday… *****Please note payments will need to be made in full the week prior*****
For more Contact Mairéad Hayden at email@example.com or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/mairead.hayden.3
Nominations are invited for Club Captain for the coming 2013/14 season.
The Club Captain is the players representative, and so the decision of who this is to be will be made by the players.
Any player who is interested in running for Club Captaincy, can you please email Lorraine Cleary at firstname.lastname@example.org
and let it be known to your fellow players by NO LATER THAN 12NOON FRIDAY 19th of JULY
!…. As we need to have it in place by the next committee meeting.
All candidates will be put forward for a players vote.