Tallaght Rugby Club was set up in 2002 as part of the “Tallaght Project”, an IRFU initiative designed to introduce rugby in non-traditional areas. Over the last 19 years the club has come on leaps and bounds with the inclusion of a second senior men’s team, a women’s team, under 16 girls under 16/18 boys and an ever expanding youth division ages 5 upwards. Although the club is growing in numbers and flourishing, they have yet to find a permanent safe place to call “Home”.
Over the last number of months the club has been at the receiving end of several anti social behaviour incidents which has led to club property and council provided pitches being damaged. Most recently upon welcoming back Senior teams to training, they discovered the pitch in Tymon Park was callously destroyed by vandals. The posts were knocked down, a car burned out, the pitch scorched rendering it unusable. They have no idea when they will get to use this pitch again. Having no control over their ground is not feasible long-term. The time has come where they need to find a safe secure space for the rugby family. This is why they have launched “Tallaght RFC Forever Home Campaign”
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