THE ULTIMATE RUGBY EVENT FOR U13s IN IRELAND
If you’re looking to make this season one to remember, then look no further. Terenure College RFC is delighted to announce the inauguralUnder 13’s European Youth Tournament– a new Under 13’s rugby festival, which aims to become one of the most prestigious of its kind in Europe.
Now, teams from all over Europe have the opportunity to include Ireland on their rugby tour itinerary, at the fantastic Terenure College RFC location – one of Ireland’s best-known rugby clubs, and the adjoining Terenure CollegeSchool, which boasts among the most significant rugby facilitiesof any school throughout the country.
The Tournament is a professionally organisedtwo-dayevent that brings teams from all over Europe together for a fantastic weekend of rugby. Every aspect of the game, its safety and ethos will be upheld to the highest standards and the Tournament will be organised in accordance with the Age Grade Rules and Regulations of the IRFU.
Benefits of participation:
Going on tour provides a rare and exciting opportunity for players, coaches and supporters to hone their talents, build team morale and develop friendships that last a lifetime. Participating teams will have the opportunity to compete against teams from different parts of Europe, thus allowing them to embrace different languages, cultures and styles of rugby first hand.
In all, at least 20 teams are expected to compete. The group stages of the competition will take place on Saturday 12th May, with 5 pools of 4 teams, with the final group standings determining whether teams go on to compete in the Quarter Finals of the Cup or Plate on the following day, Sunday 13th May. In addition, all players will have the opportunity to participate in specialist skills sessions with professional coaches and players from the Terenure College RFC Senior’s squad.
As you would expect, the entertainment aspect of the weekend is top class, with a variety of activities and events to suit all tastes. Following registration on Friday evening, 11th May, all teams, coaches and supporters will be treated to an unforgettable mini “Riverdance” show, featuring a selection of top class dancers. Who knows, you may even feel the urge to join in, and become the next Michael Flatley?
On Saturday, 12th May, midway during the rugby tournament, there will be an exhibition Gaelic Football game, with high-class local teams competing. This is a great opportunity, particularly for overseas visitors, to see first hand Ireland’s traditional sporting heritage.
Later that night, all visitors will have the opportunity to attend a major musical event, with Irish show band legend, Dickie Rock taking to the stage, followed by disco till late.
Throughout the festival, we expect many sporting celebrities and political dignitaries to lend their support, in particular former international players associated with the club, Dublin’s Lord Mayor, as well as other local politicians, and TV personalities, including RTE’s rugby pundit George Hook, who will present prizes to the winning Plate and Cup teams on Sunday, 13th May.
The rugby site will featureample catering facilities, in the form of food tents, stalls and the club’s own bar and catering facilities. Practically all tastes will be catered for, from snacks, burgers, pizza and confectionery; to soft drinks, beers and wine. The event is supported by local shops, restaurants and pubs in the Terenure area, all part of the “I Love Terenure” group, and those not represented at the rugby site, are only a 10 minute walk away, particularly if you are after a more extensive or ethnic food offer, such as Italian, Indian, Thai or Chinese, or just a hearty steak house or local pub – and there are lots of the latter!
While the organisers do not provide accommodation directly for visiting teams, they will be only too happy to assist any team or travelling group in this regard. Terenure is very well located, within 5 kilometres of Dublin’s city centre, and as such close to any accommodation requirement. For those on a tight budget, there are several large hostels recommended, with prices less than €10 per person per night.
Some teams may prefer the cultural exchange aspect of the trip, and parents of Terenure’s own Under 13’s squad have kindly offered to accommodate visiting players free of charge.
Of course there are lots of budget and more luxurious hotel options available locally too, whatever the requirement. Please call us if you would like a specific recommendation (??) (or please see our web site for further recommendations??).
Although, only in its inaugural year, interest in the Terenure College RFC Under 13’s European Youth Tournament is significant! There are still some places available, but please call now to check availability and to confirm your team’s place. Most importantly, there is no entry fee, however, we insist all teams pay a fully refundable booking deposit of €250 to reserve their place in the tournament. This will be refunded at registration.
Call Now To Reserve Your Place:
Call Paul Melia | Tel: +353-87-2695 007 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
orJames Nolan | Tel: +353-87-256 5936 | Email: email@example.com
Sunday 4th March 2012.
Take our luxury 49 seat Coach to the schools semi-final senior cup game this Sunday in Donnybrook. PRICE €6 RETURN
Depart Terenure College RFC 11:45 hrs sharp direct to Donnybrook to see Terenure College in action in this year’s Leinster Schools Senior Cup semi-final game against Clongowes Wood College. Match kicks-off at 12:30 hrs.
Bus departs Donnybrook after the game at 14:00 hrs directly back to the club to see France take on Ireland in the RBS 6 Nations. Kick-off 15:00 hrs. Bus costs €6 return.
Our own Joe from (Joe’s Pizza “A Slice of Heaven”) will also be running be running a special promotion for the adults. Pizza and a pint €10 and for the younger members 1 pizza and 2 soft drinks €10
If you intend to take our match day coach and to avoid disappointment Please ensure that you put your name on the bus list which is behind the club bar from this evening Tuesday 28th Feb.
See you all on Sunday!
The Annual club dinner takes place on Friday 27th January at 19:30. Tickets cost €45 per person. For further information is available by calling Jackie in the club office on 490 4283 or Niall (Flash) Morrissy on 086 237 1188. Please note that places are limited and on a first come first served basis.
In all it was very successful weekend as the club went undefeated.
The First XV produced probably their best performance of the season as they comprehensively defeated 3rd placed, Old Wesley 32-12 in Donnybrook. The result moves Terenure up into 10th place in the table and is a great step to build off in the new year.
With the J1’s on a week off the next side in action were the J3’s. After four straight wins the lads looked on course to make it five in succession as they led Greystones 29-8 in the second half. ‘Stones fought back, however to draw 29-29 with the last kick of the game. Despite the result the J3’s are still in contention for the league just 4 points behind leaders Wesley in third.
The J4’s made it three wins in a row in Division 1 with a 52-0 victory over Coolmine at Lakelands. They now lie second behind Clontarf, who still have to travel to Lakelands later in the year.
Continuing their recent dominance of this section the J5’s were victorious again defeating Bective Rangers 20-5 in Glenamuck to extend their lead at the top of the table to nine points. They have now won all eight games this season.