We are delighted to announce that Tallaght Stadium will be hosting the Leinster v Ulster pre-season game at 4pm on August 30th. The two sides met during last season’s pre-season fixture’s which Ulster won 21-19 at Ravenhill.

This is not the first time that a pre-season friendly has been hosted at the Tallaght Stadium with Gloucester visiting prior to the 2012/13 season in what turned out to be a win for Leinster.

Tickets for the Leinster v Ulster pre-season clash will go on sale next Monday – July 7 – from www.leinsterrugby.ie and from usual outlets.



Republic of Ireland Women’s National Team manager Sue Ronan has named a 22 strong squad for next week’s vital FIFA World Cup qualifier against Russia at Tallaght Stadium.

Ronan has added Eve Badana, Yvonne Tracy, Rachel Graham and Emma Hansberry to the 18 players who were on duty for the last qualifier against Group 1 leaders Germany which Ireland lost 3-2 to a freak injury-time goal from the European champions.

“We have a number of players carrying injuries so we will assess them over the coming days before making any decisions regarding the 18 who will be on duty on Wednesday week. Yvonne, Rachel and Emma were with us at the Cyprus Cup and like Eve they are very much part of the extended senior squad,” said Ronan.

While Ireland came within minutes of securing a famous result against the Germans on April 5, Ronan is very aware that the game against Russia is vital to the side’s hopes of finishing second in the group and qualifying for the World Cup play-offs.

“This is a key game for us,” admitted Ronan. “We have both played the other four other teams in the group and they are two points ahead of us so we need to get ahead of them. We have produced some great performances over the last few months against top teams and delivered some very positive results and now we have another match against another team ranked much higher than us. We know what we have to do and hopefully we will get a big crowd in Tallaght to help us because it is not going to be easy. Russia reached last year’s European Championships and, after a bad start to the campaign against Germany, they have won three games on the trot. They will come to Dublin knowing a win will put them firmly in the driving seat for the play-offs so there’s a lot at stake for both teams.”

The FIFA World Cup qualifier against Russia will take place at Tallaght Stadium on Wednesday, May 7, with a 7.30pm kick-off. Admission is €5 for adults and €2 for students/U16s.

Ronan also announced that a Republic of Ireland XI will travel to Bilbao after next week’s game to play the Basque Country on Saturday, May 10, and she will name that squad on Wednesday.

“This match is a great opportunity for me to look at fringe players in the senior squad, some of the younger players coming through and some of those who have impressed in the Bus Éireann Women’s National League this season,” said Ronan.

SQUAD: Goalkeepers: Emma Byrne (Arsenal), Niamh Reid-Burke (Raheny United), Eve Badana (Drexel University). Defenders: Sophie Perry (Millwall), Meabh de Burca (Galway WFC), Louise Quinn (Eskilstuna United), Diane Caldwell (Avaldsnes), Megan Campbell (Florida State University), Yvonne Tracy (Unattached), Karen Duggan (Peamount United). Midfielders: Julie Ann Russell (Peamount United), Ciara Grant (Raheny United), Siobhan Killeen (Raheny United), Dora Gorman (Peamount United), Shannon Smyth (Amazon Grimstad), Rachel Graham (Raheny United), Emma Hansberry (Castlebar Celtic).Forwards: Fiona O’Sullivan (SC Frieburg), Denise O’Sullivan (Glasgow City), Stephanie Roche (Peamount United), Ruesha Littlejohn (Sandviken), Áine O’Gorman (Peamount United).

The Republic of Ireland Women’s National Team were unlucky to lose 3-2 defeat to European champions Germany in a pulsating FIFA World Cup qualifier here at Tallaght Stadium.
In front of 1,623 supporters, the home team went ahead, then fell behind before Stephanie Roche levelled matters on 89 minutes only for Germany’s Melanie Leupolz to snatch a winner.

You can read a full match report on the game at the FAI website here

Republic of Ireland Women’s National Team player Denise O’Sullivan is hoping history can repeat itself in Saturday’s FIFA World Cup qualifier at Tallaght Stadium (3pm).

O’Sullivan is one of the graduates from the Irish U17 team which shocked Germany in June 2010 in the semi-finals of the UEFA European U17 Championship and knows a similar result on Saturday would cause even greater seismic activity across the football world.
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Republic of Ireland Women’s National Team manager Sue Ronan has named her squad for the FIFA World Cup qualifier against European champions Germany at Tallaght Stadium on Saturday, April 5 (15:00).

All 18 players selected were part of the Irish squad that finished sixth in the 12 nation Cyprus Cup tournament earlier this month. During the tournament Ireland, who were ranked 12th of the 12 participants, finished second in Group C to South Korea after missing out on the top spot on goal difference following 1-1 draws against New Zealand and South Korea and a 2-1 win over Switzerland. They were then beaten 2-1 by world No.7 Canada in the play-off for fifth and sixth place with the 2012 Olympic bronze medallists scoring the winning goal in the 90th minute.
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Ireland’s Under-21’s were all but eliminated from the 2015 Uefa European Championship after losing 2-1 to their counterparts from Montenegro in Tallaght Stadium this afternoon.

Going into the game the teams were only separated by goal difference, both were on 8 points with Montenegro occupying second place in the group with three games to play, whereas the home side only had two left with Germany away in their final game to come.
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THE Irish U21 will be back in Tallaght this coming Wednesday March 5 (Kick Off 15.00pm) to take on the talented Montenegro side in the upcoming UEFA U21 Championships Group Six match.

Both sides are level on eight points in Group Six with Montenegro having a game in hand. This is a crucial game as both sides are competing to clinch second-spot as the ten group winners and four best runners-up will advance to the play-offs to determine the seven sides that join hosts the Czech Republic in the finals in June 2015.
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The Football Association of Ireland today (Tuesday) announced a new partnershipwith Tallaght Stadium for its Under 21 and Senior Women’s teams.

Mayor Dermot Looney, County Manager Danny McLoughlin, Chair of Strategic Policy Committee for Sports, Recreation, Community and Parks Cllr. Cathal King,along with FAI CEO John Delaney were on hand today in the Square, Tallaght to announce that ten international fixtures are to be played at Tallaght Stadium in 2014.

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