This season, which can easily be described as the most successful in Tallaght Community School’s rugby history, culminates with a trip to Tallaght Stadium, a local amphitheatre that has been a place of legend for the schools population for many years…

The home ground of Shamrock Rovers, however, has never been associated with rugby, and this recent emergence of rugby talent within the school, paired with Leinster Rugby’s decision to host schools rugby at this venue, has created a buzz around the local community that will hopefully encourage the further development of the sport.

The journey to the final for TCS has not been an easy one, and sights were set high early in the season. After a couple of victories early on, it became apparent that this team had something special, and a target of reaching at least one final was set.

That target would have been unattainable were it not for the continuing support of the entire staff of the school, especially the Principal Austin Naughton, who is an avid fan of rugby, and Owen Morris, who as the director of rugby in the school for the past number of years facilitated the growth of the sport.

After a very close semi-final at home to old rivals Rathcoole, Tallaght Community School now head to the final with the hopes of bringing home the first piece of rugby silverware in the 40 years of its history.

*The final was due to be played on Friday, 22nd March but it has now been postponed and a new date will be confirmed in the coming days.