‘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

 

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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

 

 

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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 ©

Tallaght RFC 38 Parkmore RFC 03

TALLAGHT R.F.C. 38

 

Tries:  Darran Kearney, Ciaran Stewart, Stephen Heaney, Stephen Abbey

Con: Ciaran Stewart 3

Pen: Ciaran Stewart  4

 

PARKMORE  R.F.C. 03

 

Spencer Pennant Group B

21/09/13 Tymon Park

 

After last week’s disappointing defeat to Railway Union, Tallaght were determined to hit back today.  They started well with the titanic skipper Simon Sweeney showing the way from number eight with a big run which gave out-half Ciaran Stewart the chance to open the scoring with a penalty for Tallaght to take a 3-0 lead.  Tallaght played smart rugby and kept pinning Parkmore back with intelligent kicking from Stewart and scrum-half Aodhan Tinney.  Every time they visited the Parkmore 22, they score points through the trusty boot of Stewart who scored three more penalties to make the half-time score 12-3 to Tallaght.

 

Despite their lead, Tallaght were frustrated not to have scored a try in the first half.  They didn’t have to wait too long in the second half though.  From a Parkmore maul, Sweeney ripped the ball away and set off on a run.  He offloaded to inside centre Jack Russell, who in turn passed to midfield partner Dave Clarke.  Clarke showed excellent judgement in drawing his man and releasing winger Darran Kearney who scampered over for the try.  Stewart surprisingly missed the conversion but he made up for it shortly afterwards.

 

Stewart took quick ball generated by a now dominant pack and passed to his inside centre Jack Russell.  Stewart looped round on Russell in the style of Jonny Sexton and took the return pass on a beautiful arcing run which saw him slice through the Parkmore defence from a try.  He converted his own try and Tallaght effectively had the game won, 24-3 up with twenty minutes to go.

 

Tallaght kept going though and when coach Brian Curtis started using the bench the subs made an impact.  Centre James Maher saved a try by intercepting a Parkmore pass close to the line and then he made a powerful run through the middle and offloaded to winger Stephen Heaney who scored a well-deserved try under the posts.  Stewart converted and then replacement scrum-half Stephen Abbey pounced on a loose pass in the Parkmore twenty-two and scored the try that secured the bonus point.

 

Stewart converted to make it a personal points tally of 23 points for the Fermanagh man.  He wasn’t alone though in putting in an outstanding display.  The pocket battleship that is hooker Ollie Murphy made major ground with his carries.   The second row partnership of young Alan Moore and …..ahem…..not as young Joe Ivers was industrious and effective.  The backrow was the outstanding unit on the day though.  Simon Sweeney was simply immense, while openside Aaron Morgan made several powerful runs and the ubiquitous blindside Paul Cunningham was seemingly involved in every Tallaght play, while also ruling the roost at the lineout.

 

To be fair to Parkmore they were missing several players and will come back stronger in the league.  Tallaght were excellent though, playing smart rugby and performing the basics of the game very well.  Certainly they will have tougher tests in the near future starting with Coolmine in the Metro League next week, but they’ve given themselves a platform now and there is an exciting season ahead.   Tallaght still have players to come back too such as Danny Behan, Trevor Byrne, Keith Mason, Sam Lawless and Emil Wyrebiak amongst others.  After this performance though, they will know they all need to work very hard to get back into the starting fifteen.

 

Skipper Simon Sweeney was very appreciative of the large turnout in support on a beautiful Saturday afternoon in Tymon Park.  “It’s a massive boost to us when we’re on the pitch to see our friends, club mates and family on the sideline shouting for us, so a massive thanks to everyone who made the effort to turn up and support us.  In playing terms, we were well beaten last week by Railway Union but that didn’t make us a bad side.  We won well today, but just the same that doesn’t make us a great side.  We’re a work in progress, and there’s still plenty of work to do but all I can ask from the lads is maximum effort and they brought that today in spades and I’m very proud of them tonight.”

 

Tallaght R.F.C.

 

15 Alan Bernes

14 Darran Kearney

13 Dave Clarke

12 Jack Russell

11 Stephen Heaney

10 Ciaran Stewart

9 Aodhan Tinney

 

8 Simon Sweeney (captain)

7 Aaron Morgan

6 Paul Cunningham

5 Alan Moore

4 Joe Ivers

3 Declan Malone

2 Ollie Murphy

1 Tony McManus

 

Replacements

 

Conor Kelly

Dave Kelly

James Maher

Stephen Kelly

John Cowan

 

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