Greystones 0 Tallaght 27

GREYSTONES 0

TALLAGHT R.F.C. 27

Try: Michelle Tyrell, Lisa Maguire 3, Louise O’Loughlin,
Con: Louise O’Loughlin

Leinster Division 4 Development Section B
20/10/13

Tallaght rugby womens team followed up their draw against Unidare last with their first win of the season. Tallaght scored two tries in the first half though Michelle Tyrell and Lisa “Legs” Maguire. The pack was going very well led by a typically hard-working display from hooker Lisa Kelly, who left her friend’s Hen night at an ungodly hour in Carlingford to drive to the match. In the second row Catherine Murphy and Martina Fitzmaurice were an effective partnership, with Murphy doing a lot of the graft work and Fitzmaurice running the lineout with aplomb.

In the second half Louise O’Loughlin scored a try which she converted and then Maguire scored two more tries to complete her hat-trick. The fact that Tallaght conceded no points was in a large part due to the superb defensive display of Danielle Valentine at full back. Playing alongside her sister Rachel in the back three, she made some big hits to hold the Tallaght line. Maire Gilbourne captained the team astutely and Louise O’Loughlin showed her value on her comeback from injury.

Hat-trick hero Maguire wanted to thank the people who travelled to Wicklow to support them. “It really meant a lot to us to have people shouting for us and I think that reflected in the performance. Thanks to all that travelled and hopefully we’ll keep our winning run going in two weeks against CYM”.

Tallaght RFC

Lorraine Cleary
Lisa Kelly
Caroline Hannigan
Catherine Murphy
Martina Fitzmaurice
Michelle Tyrell
Louise O’Loughlin
Maire Gilbourne (Capt)
Lisa Maguire
Rachel Valentine
Danielle Valentine

Replacements

Rosie Gallagher
Claire Cumiskey

Jim O’Connor©

Parkmore 10 Tallaght 36

PARKMORE R.F.C. 10

TALLAGHT R.F.C. 36

Try: Stephen Heaney, Penalty Try, Jack Russell, Aaron Morgan
Con: Ciaran Stewart 2
Pen: Ciaran Stewart 4
Metro League Division 7
19/10/13 Lakelands

Tallaght kept their 100% record going with their fourth win from four games in the Division 7 of the Metro League. Parkmore opened the scoring with a penalty after Tallaght conceded a penalty from the kick-off. Tallaght were a little slow out of the blocks but they soon got going, led by their talismanic skipper Simon Sweeney. His big carries plus Ciaran Stewart’s astute tactical kicking got Tallaght playing in the right areas of the pitch. It paid off when Stewart was given two shots at goal which he converted for Tallaght to take a 6-3 lead.

The heavens opened which made the game scrappier but Tallaght upped the tempo and after excellent handling from centre Jack Russell, wing Stephen Heaney went in for a try in the corner. The touchline conversion was narrowly missed and 11-3 was the half-time score.

In the second half Tallaght lost Sweeney to a dead leg but replacement backrows Aaron Morgan and Sean Judd were so impressive, their mighty skipper wasn’t actually missed too much. Tallaght showed great patience in building their scores as Stewart extended their lead to 17-3 with two more excellent penalties in another fine kicking display in blustery and wet conditions. The match was over as a contest when Collie Malone kicked through a ball from a ruck. From the chase to touch it down, Stewart was impeded when he was about to touch down and the referee awarded a penalty try which Stewart converted to make the score 24-3.

There was two more tries for Tallaght, both involving man of the match Jack Russell. First he took a clever trailing line off Collie Malone’s powerful run. He took Malone’s excellent offload and smashed through a tackler to get in for the try. Then Russell turned provider when he made a superb run and offloaded to Aaron Morgan who went through for the try under the posts to make it 36-3 to Tallaght. To Parkmore’s credit they never gave up and scored a consolation try with the last play of the game to make the final score 36-10 to Tallaght.

So Tallaght stay top and they have a rest next week before facing second placed Old Belvedere in what could be a crunch match in determining the winners of the league.
Tallaght R.F.C.

15 Alan Bernes
14 Colin Malone
13 Dave Clarke
12 Jack Russell
11 Stephen Heaney

10 Ciaran Stewart
9 Aodhan Tinney

8 Simon Sweeney (captain)
7 Sam Lawless
6 Paul Cunningham
5 Alan Moore
4 Joe Ivers
3 Declan Malone
2 Ollie Murphy
1 Stephen Kelly

Replacements

Tony McManus
Simon Cumiskey
Richard Wilson
Sean Judd
Aaron Morgan

Jim O’Connor ©

Picture: Dave Kelly

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‘Wax the Boys’ Fundraiser Night – 23rd Nov 2013

 

‘Wax the Boys’ Fundraiser Night – 23rd Nov 2013

 

Lads and Ladies, time to put your bodies on the line for Tallaght RFC. However instead of doing it on the pitch, this time you can do it from the (relative) comfort of a beautician’s chair in the Old Mill Pub in Tallaght.

 

The fundraising committee is looking for 15 brave men (or women) to volunteer for our ‘Wax the boys’ night next month, 23rd Nov 2013.

 

Here is how it works:

 

Fundraising is by way of the usual sponsorship method – each volunteer will be provided with a sponsorship card and with a target of raising €100 each. You can nominate any part of your body for waxing (within reason) but obviously the more painful the target area the more generous the donation should be!

 

The event itself will be held in the Old Mill Pub. Family, friends, work colleagues and fellow club members are encouraged to come along on the night and see you make the ultimate sacrifice. On the night we plan to raise additional funds by providing your family, friends etc with the opportunity to get up on stage and personally pull the wax strip from your chest/leg/back in return for a further donation.

 

The Club’s fundraising committee trusts that all our members will support this initiative and join in on what promises to be a great nights entertainment in return for raising some much needed funds for our club.

 

More details to follow. Anyone interested in volunteering please contact Joe Ivers –(joe@leaders.ie) or Lorraine Cleary (lorrycleary@gmail.com) or nominate yourself on the clubs facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/536653609743158/

 

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Regards 

Joe Ivers

Tallaght 6 Old Wesley 03

TALLAGHT R.F.C. 6

Pen: Ciaran Stewart 2

OLD WESLEY  R.F.C. 3

Metro League Division 7

12/10/13 Tymon Park

Tallaght RFC went to the top of the league after a hard-fought win over Old Wesley.  Tallaght kept their unbeaten run going but it was a tough match.  Wesley’s young team were out-muscled by Tallaght’s big pack, but they were smart and efficient at the breakdown, which often put a halt to Tallaght’s progress.  Tallaght took the lead into the break with a Ciaran Stewart penalty.  Old Wesley hit back in the second half with a penalty of their own to make it 3-all.

Wesley had a chance to take the lead with a relatively easy penalty in front of the posts with ten minutes to go, but remarkably it was pushed wide.  Tallaght hit back and when Stewart was given the chance to win the game with a penalty two minutes from time he nervously took it.

 

Tallaght R.F.C.

15 Alan Bernes

14 Emil Wyrebiak

13 Dave Clarke

12 Jack Russell

11 Stephen Heaney

10 Ciaran Stewart

9 Aodhan Tinney

 

8 Simon Sweeney (captain)

7 Aaron Morgan

6 Sam Lawless

4 Paul Cunningham

3 Declan Malone

2 Ollie Murphy

1 Sean Judd

 

Replacements

Simon Cumiskey

James Maher

Darran Kearney

Stephen Kelly

Colin Malone

Joe Ivers

 

Jim O’Connor ©

Picture: Dave Kelly

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Stillorgan 8 Tallaght 14

STILLORGAN R.F.C. 8

 

TALLAGHT R.F.C. 14

 

Try: Alan Bernes

Pen: Ciaran Stewart 3

 

Metro League Division 7

05/10/13 Bird Avenue

 

Tallaght made it two from two in Division 7 of the Metro league with a hard-fought win away to Stillorgan.  Tallaght went behind to a Stillorgan try early on but showed great composure to work their way back into the game.  Alan Bernes scored Tallaght’s only try and the rest of their points came from the boot of out-half Ciaran Stewart.  Former club president Gregg Behan was there in support and he was delighted with how Tallaght played as a team.

 

“First and foremost we had a team out there today.  It was great to see the pride, passion, commitment and how they worked for and supported each other in an all-round fantastic display.  I’d love to pick out a few individuals and say something nice about them but that would mean leaving others out, because this was a team performance and all congratulations should go to the coach and his team equally. Everybody walked off that pitch today with their heads held high, knowing they played their part in a great win.”

 

Tallaght are now in second place in the table behind leaders Old Belvedere only on points difference.  They face Old Wesley at home next week at home in Tymon Park (kick-off 3PM) and afterwards the team and supporters will be going to the Old Mill bar to watch the Leinster versus Ospreys Heineken Cup match and everyone is welcome to join them.

 

Tallaght R.F.C.

 

15 Alan Bernes

14 Stephen Heaney

13 Dave Clarke

12 Jack Russell

11 Emil Wyrebiak

10 Ciaran Stewart

9 Aodhan Tinney

 

8 Simon Sweeney (captain)

7 Aaron Morgan

6 Sam Lawless

5 Sean Judd

4 Paul Cunningham

3 Declan Malone

2 Ollie Murphy

1 Tony McManus

 

Replacements

 

Conor Kelly

Stephen Kelly

Simon Cumiskey

Richard Wilson

James Maher

Colin Malone

 

 

Jim O’Connor ©

Women’s Leinster League Division 4 Development SectionB Fixtures 2013/14

See here for future updates: http://tallaghtrugby.com/rugby-teams/womens-rugby/fixtures-results-womens/

LEINSTER LEAGUE DIVISION 4 DEVELOPMENT – SECTION B 2013/14

TEAMS

CYM
GREYSTONES
TALLAGHT
UNIDARE

 

13TH OCTOBER
CYM V GREYSTONES
TALLAGHT V UNIDARE

20TH OCTOBER
GREYSTONES V TALLAGHT
UNIDARE V CYM

NOVEMBER 10TH
CYM V TALLAGHT
UNIDARE V GREYSTONES

NOVEMBER 17TH
GREYSTONES V CYM
UNIDARE V TALLAGHT

DECEMBER 8TH
TALLAGHT V GREYSTONES
CYM V UNIDARE

DECEMBER 15TH
TALLAGHT V CYM
GREYSTONES V UNIDARE

JANUARY 5TH
QUARTER FINALS

JANUARY 19TH
SEMI FINALS

JANUARY 26TH
FINAL

Tallaght 11 Coolmone 0

TALLAGHT R.F.C. 11

 

Try: James Maher

Pen: Ciaran Stewart  2

 

COOLMINE  R.F.C. 0

 

Metro League Division 7

28/09/13 Tymon Park

 

Tallaght Rugby kicked off their Metro League Division 7 campaign by hosting Coolmine from Blanchardstown.  Tallaght started off well and their pressure led to a scrum in the corner of the pitch.  Skipper Simon Sweeney powered off the scrum and offloaded superbly to winger James Maher who touched down in the corner for the try.  The conversion was missed but Tallaght kept the pressure on for the rest of the half and it yielded two penalties which their out-half Ciaran Stewart kicked to give Tallaght a 11-0 lead at half-time.

Tallaght were not as sharp in the second half and far too often they got stuck playing rugby in their own half.  Trapped inside their twenty-two metre line they hung on for dear life especially as both Sean Judd and their captain Simon Sweeney were sinbinned first for tripping and a high tackle respectively. There was positive work as always from Ciaran Stewart and Jack Russell going forward.  Also a commendation must go to Tony McManus for the scrum work and the great work of Paul Cunningham, Joe Ivers and Alan Moore in reducing the Coolmine lineout to a quivering wreck!

In the one of the best pieces of play of the match Alan Bernes (despite nursing an injured arm) took a high ball and set off on a run that made his infant son on the sideline giggle with pride and joy as he left several tacklers in his wake.  However, when the ball was passed out wide to Gary Doyle, he looked sure to score, but the Coolmine wing made a fantastic tackle to snuff it out.

It was a sweaty and rancorous end that should really have been easier.  Tallaght did show great guts in truth to sustain the pressure without breaking.  They finally got out of their half and though Stewart missed a late penalty to put a touch of gloss on the win, it didn’t matter.  Next week, they travel to Stillorgan and they’ll look to keep their winning run going.

 

Tallaght R.F.C.

 

15 Alan Bernes

14 James Maher

13 Dave Clarke

12 Jack Russell

11 Gary Doyle

10 Ciaran Stewart

9 Aodhan Tinney

 

8 Simon Sweeney (captain)

7 Sean Judd

6 Paul Cunningham

5 Alan Moore

4 Joe Ivers

3 Declan Malone

2 Ollie Murphy

1 Tony McManus

 

Replacements

 

Sam Lawless

Aaron Morgan

Conor Kelly

Dave Judd

Stephen Kelly

Colin Malone

EmilWyrebiak

 

 

 

Jim O’Connor ©