Clondalkin RFC V Tallaght RFC U12

Sunday the 23rd of Feb took Tallaght RFC U12 team into a new era with their first match against Clondalkin RFC. the Tallaght RFC players arrived Gordon Park ready and eager to take tot he field. With Tallaght RFC hosting 4 players who never played before and 5 girls in the team, they looked a very different team to the opposition team who were a very good team.
The match kick off with nerves on the Tallaght side and these nerves lead to coinciding a quick try by. After that the Tallaght team didn’t allow any easy scores and fought tooth and nail for every inch of the pitch. From the start Tallaght set their stall out with huge tackles being made by the forwards and backs, when you hear all the supporters in unison take a deep breath with the universal oohhhh after tackles you know that they are good.
However for all the good work completed by Tallaght their inexperience showed and the wide passing from Clondalkin scored 4 tries in the first 10 minute section. This didn’t dampen the drive of Tallaght only spurred them on, the team hit harder and offloaded to open players while constantly moving forward. The breakdown was key and as the game went on Tallaght contested and gained control. Clondalkin scored again and Tallaght reduced them to only a break away try.
The highlight of the match came when a player only 1 week into playing rugby for Tallaght scored a try with a half way run into the corner. The third 10 minute section saw Tallaght display some of the best rugby of the day the forwards showed fantastic power and defense and the backs running with confidence and speed.
On the day it took an excellent Clondalkin team to take the win from the match, but the Tallaght team will be ready for the long awaited first home game for the youths and rematch with Clondalkin in Tymon park on Sunday the 2nd of March.We hope all supporter and family can attend this match and witness the up and coming stars of Tallaght RFC.
If three is any youths who would like to join Tallaght RFC please contact us here
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U8 TRFC: Gloomy morning after Ireland’s defeat has sunny outcome

At 7am Sunday morning the wind and rain howled and battered Dublin. This was a tough day to rise the head off the pillow after the disappointing result of the England V Ireland game in the 6 nations. The weather matched the mood in Dublin.
However after every storm there is a ray of sunshine and that came at 9am in the shadow of the Aviva stadium were Tallaght RFC mini teams took part in a 18 team blitz hosted by Lansdowne RFC.
Two Tallaght teams of 5 players took to the field to battle with some of the biggest clubs in Dublin. Nothing would scare these players, young and enthusiastic for the new sport they have taken up their abilities shone through as they took on Lansdowne, Wanders and Clondalkin. Each team took part in 4 matches and their tackling passing and effort shone through. The Tallaght players passed the ball excellently and took on players who were well drilled and experienced. However this did little to stop the Tallaght players run hard and fast with the ball to break the gain line again and again.
As the morning passed the Tallaght teams grew in confidence and ability and the supporters and coaches alike got an excellent display of why rugby is one of the best sports in the world and why all children benefit from this team sport. With tackles and breaking runs from all the children resulting in some fantastic tries, highlighted by Eoin’s effort in the corner.
In the end Tallaght RFC mini’s came out he wrong end of the results but the right end of the effort and passion.
the future look bright for these players and Tallaght RFC
A massive thank you to Paul Nagel and Lansdown RFC for all their hard work and hosting of the blitz. Also the players and their parents who represented Tallaght RFC so well.
Again their is room for all new players of all abilities just contact us here on

Awards Night – 12th April 2014



Our end of season dinner/awards night is booked for the 12th of April in the Louis Fitzgerald hotel , tickets for the event are 30 euro which includes a 3 course meal , awards , music and most importantly a late bar.

Tony McManus will be collecting money over the next few weeks at training. This is our last session of the season so can everyone let me know if there going as soon as possible . All partners and family welcome the more the merrier more info to follow just wanted go let everyone know the date.

6 Nations Sweepstakes Leader Board – after Round 3

Six Nations Sweepstakes Leader Board – after Round 3.

Rory Slevin


Peter Turner


Michael Tolan


Brian Curtis


Lisa Kelly


Muiris Gilbourne


Stephen Bolger


Denis Buckley


Lorraine Cleary


Stephen Cleary


Joe Ivers


Brian Tyrrell


Ken Kinsella


Martina Fitzpatrick


Catherine Murphy


Maire Gilbourne


Louise O’Loughlin


Lisa Maguire


Aodhan Tinney


Ian Conlon


Tony Mc Manus


Aoife Kemp


Paul Cunningham


Ronan Cremin


Jim O’Connor


G. Thornburn


Clondalkin 16 Tallaght 12


Try: Darren Moore, Ray O’Connor
Pen: Colin Lyons 2


Try: Stephen Heaney 2
Con: Ciaran Stewart

Metro League Division 7
22/02/13 Gordon Park

Tallaght took on local rivals Clondalkin in a local derby looking to restart their league campaign after several match cancellations due to poor weather. Tallaght were missing half their normal starting pack for various reasons and Clondalkin took advantage by dominating possession for the first quarter of the match.

They were camped in the Tallaght half and eventually Darren Moore got over for a try for Clondalkin that wasn’t converted. A lovely countering-attacking run from Alan Bernes won Tallaght a penalty but Ciaran Stewart hooked his attempt wide. Then some excellent work from David Clarke made some space on the left. With the Clondalkin defence stretched Tallaght showed great hands to move it across to the other side and Sean Judd gave the final pass to Stephen Heaney to score in the corner. Despite the windy conditions Ciaran Stewart kicked a superb conversion to make it 7-5 to Tallaght.

Tallaght’s lead only lasted a minute though as they conceded a penalty that Colin Lyons converted to make it 8-7. The score remained the same until about half way through the second half, despite Clondalkin having several attempts to stretch their lead with kicks at goal that went wide. Eventually the pressure told though and they worked some space for their full back Ray O’Connor to score in the corner. The conversion was missed but Lyons tacked on a penalty to take a commanding 16-7 lead for Clondalkin.

Clondalkin looked like they would put up a big score but Tallaght showed some pride to keep making the tackles and they scored a consolation try through Stephen Heaney again to make the final score 16-12 to Clondalkin, who were worthy winners.
Tallaght R.F.C.

15 Alan Bernes
14 Stephen Heaney
13 David Clarke
12 James Maher
11 Kevin Quinn
10 Ciaran Stewart
9 Aodhan Tinney

8 Sean Judd
7 Emil Wyrebiak
6 Ray Brennan
5 Paul Cunningham (captain)
4 Alan Moore
3 Tony McManus
2 Ollie Murphy
1 Stephen Kelly


Vilius Kuklis
Simon Cumiskey

Jim O’Connor ©


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Six Nations 2014 Tallaght RFC Sweepstakes Leader Board

Six Nations Sweepstakes Leader Board

Brian Tyrrell 75
Michael Tolan 72
Louise O’Loughlin 71
Ronan Cremin 70
Brian Curtis 70
Peter Turner 70
Stephen Bolger 66
Lisa Kelly 66
Denis Buckley 66
Rory Slevin 65
Lorraine Cleary 60
Stephen Cleary 57
Maire Gilbourne 2 57
Joe Ivers 56
Tony Mc Manus 56
Ken Kinsella 55
Aoife Kemp 55
Aodhan Tinney 55
Martina Fitzpatrick 55
Catherine Murphy 55
Paul Cunningham 51
Maire Gilbourne 51
Lisa Maguire 51
Ian Conlon 47
Thornburn(Joe Ivers) 32

This is the table as of 20th Feb 2014…. i.e. before this weekends action!

Minis & Youths playing in Lansdowne Road and Clondalkin Sun 23rd Feb

Tallaght RFC Under-8s are playing a Blitz in Lansdowne Road, at 9am this Sunday morning, 23rd Feb 2014.
See here for directions:

Then the Tallaght Under-12s take on Clondalkin in their first game of 2014, later that morning at 11:30am.
See here for directions:

These are both mixed boys & girls teams. Your support would be greatly welcome.

Please also keep an eye on the new Minis and Youth Section of

And check out their Facebook Page by clicking here.


Tallaght 0 Parkmore 0



Metro League Division 7
18/01/14 Tymon Park

Tallaght’s play-off hopes took a blow today when they were held to a scoreless draw by Parkmore in Tymon Park. With consistent rain and a boggy pitch, the weather was the only winner on a day when scoring chances were few and far between. Parkmore dominated for the first twenty minutes but the closest they came to scoring was a penalty kick at goal which went wide.

Tallaght then dominated the next quarter of the match. Jack Russell made an excellent individual run but was tackled before he could get over the line. A long-range penalty attempt by Ciaran Stewart was narrowly wide but Tallaght followed up the kick and earned a scrum on their line. However with the ball like a bar of soap, their handling repeatedly let them down and Parkmore escaped.

In the second half things went from bad to worse with a game basically becoming a series of knock-ons and resulting scrums. There was one moment of quality from wing Vilius Kuklis who made a brilliant individual break and had only the full back to beat. However the full back made a superb cover tackle and Kuklis injured his ankle in the incident, ending his game. There were a few nervous moments for Tallaght as they struggled to get out of their own twenty two for the last ten minutes.

However eventually the ref did everyone a favour and blew the final whistle. With Old Wesley winning away to Coolmine they now replace Tallaght in second place in the table on points difference.

Tallaght R.F.C.

15 Stephen Heaney
14 Ted Garvey
13 Emil Wyrebiak
12 Kevin Quinn
11 Vilius Kuklis
10 Ciaran Stewart
9 Alan Bernes

8 Sean Judd
7 Jack Russell
6 Paul Cunningham (captain)
5 Joe Ivers
4 Alan Moore
3 Declan Malone
2 Ollie Murphy
1 Tony McManus


Simon Sweeney
Aaron Morgan
David Judd
Kevin Ennis
Stephen Kelly

Jim O’Connor ©

Games this weekend – 18-19th January

In a big weekend for Tallaght Rugby, there are two important games coming up for the men’s and women’s team.

Despite losing away to Old Wesley the Tallaght men’s team remain in the top two places which will qualify them for the final of the Metro League Division 7.  Every time they’ve lost this season they’ve bounced back the next game and they need to do that again against a resurgent Parkmore team in their last home match of the season.  Tallaght beat Parkmore comfortably earlier in the season but Parkmore have won two out of their last three and have gained some momentum so Tallaght will need to be at their best to win.

Saturday, the 18th of January
Tallaght v Parkmore, Tymon Park,  2.30 KO

The women’s team also have a massive game, at home to Old Belvedere in the semi-final of Leinster League Division 4.  The team has made huge improvements throughout the season and finished in second place in their pool.  They’re up against it against an experienced Belvo team, but under the captaincy of Maire Gilbourne, we know they will represent the club with pride.

Sunday, the 19th of January
Old Belvedere v Tallaght, Tymon Park, 1.00 KO

We hope as many members, friends and family of Tallaght RFC will come out to support both our teams this weekend.


Six Nations Sweepstakes 2014

Keith Earls goes past Greig Laidlaw and Sean Lamont 24/2/2013

Keith Earls makes a break during Ireland’s last RBS 6 Nations clash with Scotland in Edinburgh. The sides will meet again in Dublin during the opening weekend of the 2014 Championship ©

With the Six Nations coming up shortly we are going to have a Six Nations sweepstake.
Click here for pdf with more info and entry form:  Six-Nations-Sweepstake

1st Prize of €350
2nd Prize of €200
3rd Prize of €50

All entries must be in before midday on the 1st February. No entry will be accepted without the entry fee.

Details are below and if you wish to submit your entry online then please contact
Luke Tyrrell 087 160 9188
Lorraine Cleary 087 655 7129
Joe Ivers 086 173 6126

Tallaght RFC Sweepstakes for the 2014 Six Nations Championship – Entry Fee €20

Click here for Word Doc woth more info: Six Nations Sweepstake