The ERC and Magners League will shortly release the first of this seasons fixture dates. For those travelling, the OLSC has compiled the below information that we hope will assist you in planning to see the boys in blue on the road this season…

Heineken Cup

London Irish

‘Irish’ as they are referred to are based in Reading which is a short journey from London Heathrow. The easiest way to reach the town is to fly direct to LHR with Aer Lingus or BMI, from there a direct bus service will take you to Reading (journey time is under an hour).
From other London airports make your way to Clapham Junction via the Overground train network and get a train from there (there are also direct trains from Gatwick with the train journey taking 1.5 hours each way).


Llanelli has been a favourite Magners League destination for many in the past, with us drawing the Welsh side in this year’s Heineken Cup the numbers visiting the welsh city are expected to explode. As has happened for Magners league fixtures in the past the OLSC is currently in discussions with Aer Arann, official partner to Leinster Rugby to secure discounted seats on a direct flight to Cardiff. In the past there has been a transfer bus waiting for the flight that takes supporters directly to Llanelli, the coach then picks up fans the following day and gets them back to Cardiff airport for the flight home.

Alternative options are to fly to Bristol with Ryanair, from there you can get a train from Bristol Temple Meads to Llanelli (journey times takes approx 3 hours). Depending on the games kickoff time and demand the club may provide a direct transfer service from Bristol airport to Llanelli.


Brive is located approximately 2.5 hours from Bordeaux by train, the town is small with a population of just 90,000 and its home ground has a capacity of 15,000. There are no direct flights from Dublin to Brive however at the time of writing Brive were considering moving the fixture to a larger ground in Bordeaux. This city is served with direct flights by both Ryanair and Aer Lingus.

Interprovincial fixtures this season

The OLSC will once again run same day buses to Belfast, Galway and Limerick/Cork. Once fixture dates are confirmed these will be advertised in the ezine and on

Typically these are priced from E15 and leave from the city centre of Dublin.

Pre-season friendly in Nice

At the time of writing a fixture had been scheduled for Friday, 21 August in Nice on the French riveria. Direct flights from Dublin are operated by both Aer Lingus and Ryanair, once the fixture is confirmed an away guide will be published on

OLSC away guides

For the first time last season the Club published away guides for each and every away fixture, these provide helpful information regarding air and rail options to reach each destination along with accommodation and entertainment details, they also feature a central meeting point where supporters can meet pre or post match (and where possible discounted food and drink options are arranged for travelling fans).