The first ever Tallaght festival took place on Saturday 6th July…

The festival attracted huge interest, not least in the newest members of the Leinster Rugby family – the RaboDirect Pro12, Amlin Challenge cup and the British & Irish cup which the province won in the 12/13 season.

The weather was beautiful and there were plenty of enquiries into minis rugby on the day, while Leo the Lion made an appearance which went down very well with both young and old!

Tallaght Rugby club were out in force promoting the game and both the men’s and ladies teams were successful in the tug o war competition.

The tug o war was a great spectacle, building a great buzz amongst the spectators.

All in all the festival was a resounding success with all passers-by receiving some Leinster Rugby goodies and showing a great interest in the phenomenal success of their local province in recent years.

Any queries on playing, coaching or refereeing in the Tallaght area please contact Leinster Rugby Community Rugby Officer Tom McKeown on 0879705671 or