Tallaght RFC – Official IRFU Tag Rugby Venue – starts May 15th

IRFU_VW_TagLogoTallaghtIn association with Volkswagen, registrations for Ireland’s only official IRFU Tag rugby are now well and truly underway with many leagues already full.

Please see here for the Tallaght specific information:


Please see the tag section of the Tallaght Website here for more info:



More than 12,000 players will be signing up for the on-field and off-field fun at Irish rugby clubs in various locations throughout the four provinces.  

IRFU Volkswagen Tag is an ever popular non-contact form of rugby aimed at players both male and female aged 18 years and above. Its non-contact element makes it unique where leagues take place at beginners level to the more experienced A Grades with teams comprised of both men and women together. Veteran Men’s Leagues also take place at select venues.

In addition to regular Summer leagues, Spring leagues have expanded and are run in locations in Belfast, Cork, Dublin, Limerick and Waterford. Beach Tag will revisit Strandhill and Portstewart and the season finale will take place in the form of  the All-Ireland Championships at Old Belvedere.

A typical IRFU Volkswagen Tag season for a team will continue for nine/ten weeks, with one match per week starting in May. Enjoying the excellent facilities that a rugby club provides before and after a weekly tag game, a player pays only what amounts to less than €4 per week for a memorable summer playing Ireland’s fastest growing sport.

Registering a team also gives that player the chance to win VIP prizes to an Ireland home international at the Aviva Stadium, namely one of Ireland v South Africa, Georgia or Australia. These prizes, exclusive to IRFU Volkswagen Tag registered players only, will include match tickets and invites to the official post-match team reception in the stadium afterwards.

Olly Hodges, IRFU Leisure Rugby Manager, said: “The  choice of host clubs welcoming the numbers through their gates, grows as the playerbase expands further still.

As each club generally completes their rugby season by April or May, programmes such as IRFU Volkswagen Tag are welcome vehicles for keeping the clubhouse and facilities open and active during this time.

As Summer leagues in the most popular venues tend to fill up by as early as the beginning of April each year,  don’t leave registration too late.

All information on registration, competition draws, Volkswagen Tag venues and much more can be found by visiting the website at www.irfutag.ie or by emailing the IRFU at tag@irfu.ie.

Follow us on Facebook (‘IRFU Tag’ and ‘IrishRugby) or on Twitter (@IrishRugby).

TAKA: Tallaght HAKA for the Irish team this weekend.

Hi All

The Irish rugby team are preparing for the biggest match of the 6 nations campaign and our Tallaght youths have set their stall out to spur on the Boys in Green with our war dance the TAKA (Tallaght HAKA). All the other nations will be quaking in their boots after setting eyes on our youths. All our U8, U10 and U13 took part in this and we are always open to new players who can join by contacting us here or on 0857371926.

Training  will not be on this Sunday the 16th of March but will commence on Sunday the 23rd March in Ballymana lane for all ages.

As part of a Lidl online competition we have submitted our video to  inspire the Boys in Green as they face the French in Paris this Saturday.

Make sure you check out AND LIKE our TAKA video on YouTube http://youtu.be/lTamRS-Wefg

If the Irish team see this we know this will help and drive them onto victory and the 6 nations championship.  C’MON YOU BOYS IN GREEN

Don’t Stop Believing

Tallaght Rugby Club

TAKA: The Tallaght HAKA


We are entering a video into the Lidl Irish Haka competition to try raise the profile of the club and try win some prizes.

To do this we will be filming a Tallaght Haka (TAKA) after youths and mini training this Sunday. To help all out players, supporters and parents, we have put an instructional video on YouTube and the words here so that people can learn and this highly traditional and respected war dance.

please hold all your laughing until the end.

Words to the TAKA

Come with us, Come with us, Connaught, Munster (slap thighs 4 times)

Come with us, Come with us, Leinster, Ulster (slap right arm twice, slap left arm twice)

Get your gear in Lidl not in Aldi OOOOHHHHH (step forward with right foot)

Italy OOOOOH (stamp right foot)

Scotland OOOOH (punch onto hand)

Wales OOOOH (stamp left foot and move side to side)

France OOOOOH (turn around and wiggle your backside)

England OOOOOOOH (cut neck with your hand and stick out tongue)

Ireland YEEEAAAH (jump in the air with hands up)

CHARGE (run towards camera)

Check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bLBKKteyTM&feature=youtube_gdata_player


Philip Preston YDO TRFC


Old Belvedere 59 Tallaght 0



Metro League Division 7
01/03/13 Anglesea Road

Tallaght played their second last game of the season away to league leaders Old Belvedere. An under-strength Tallaght team were simply out-classed as Belvedere ran in 11 tries altogether, two of which were converted for a 59-0 win.
Tallaght R.F.C.

15 Alan Bernes
14 Stephen Heaney
13 Dave Clarke
12 James Maher
11 Gary Doyle
10 Ciaran Stewart
9 Aodhan Tinney

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


Stephen Kelly
Dave Kelly
Richard Wilson

Jim O’Connor ©

2nd March U12 TRFC V CRFC 11am Tymon Park

Don’t forget our U12 team are playing their very first home game against Clondalkin RFC on Sunday morning at 11am.

All support is welcome and all training for mini and youths are being held in Tymon park at the same time. hope to see you all there.

There will also be a THAKA preformed the Tallaght HAKA to be entered to a competition for €2500 worth of kit, this is open to all to take part in.

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 http://tallaghtrugby.com/about-us/find-us/
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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 http://tallaghtrugby.com/about-us/find-us/

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 ©


clon 22-2-2014