Rugby

Tralee Under 11s Win Rugby Blitz In Kildare

Tralee Under 11s Win Rugby Blitz In Kildare

April 4, 2017 at 8:09 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE RFC u11s team travelled to Naas RFC on Saturday to compete in the Joe Moran blitz. With 50 teams (700 players) from all over Ireland taking part, this very talented bunch came away with the spoils. Coaches and parents were all proud of the boys as they played out of their skins and […]

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Coonacht players Bundee Aki and Ultan Dillane who signed contract extensions today.

No Munster Move As Ultan Dillane Signs New Contract At Connacht

October 25, 2016 at 1:01 pm Comments are Disabled

ULTAN DILLANE has renewed his contract with Connacht Rugby which will see him at the club for a further two years. There was much speculation in recent weeks that Dillane could move to home province Munster, but those rumours have been laid to rest this morning. “Connacht Rugby has given me […]

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Ciara Griffin and Zoe Grattage.

Tralee Players In The Mix For Ireland Autumn Internationals

October 4, 2016 at 10:59 am Comments are Disabled

TWO Tralee RFC players took part in an Irish women training camp over the weekend for the upcoming Autumn internationals against England, Canada and New Zealand. Ciara Griffin and Zoe Grattage will be fighting hard to book a place in the Irish squad for the three home tests in November. […]

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Ultan Dillane. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Could Ultan Dillane Be On His Way Back To Munster?

September 29, 2016 at 12:20 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE is speculation that Ultan Dillane could be on his way back to his home province, according to a report in the Irish Independent today. The former Tralee RFC player has been linked with a return to Munster and is believed to be open to the idea according the article. The […]

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Rugby Club Announces Details Of One-Day Tournament During Rose Festival

Rugby Club Announces Details Of One-Day Tournament During Rose Festival

May 31, 2016 at 12:55 pm Comments are Disabled

BACK in April, Ultan Dillane came home to launch his home club’s one-day tag rugby tournament to be held in August. Well now more details of the tournament have been released the event due to take place on Saturday, August 20, to coincided with the Rose of Tralee festival. The club […]

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Ultan Dillane. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Twitter Went Wild For Ultan Dillane Yesterday

May 29, 2016 at 10:01 am Comments are Disabled

ULTAN Dillane played a big part as Connacht beat Leinster to claim their first Rabodirect Pro 12 crown. The Tralee man’s performance came in for some praise on Twitter. Now he has the tour of South Africa with Ireland to look forward to, it should be a great summer for […]

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Rugby: Great Win For Tralee Under 18 Side In Plate Final

Rugby: Great Win For Tralee Under 18 Side In Plate Final

March 22, 2016 at 7:56 pm Comments are Disabled

A report from Tralee Rugby Club on the Pan Munster Bank of Ireland U 18 Plate Final in Independent Park, Cork, on Sunday, March 20… Tralee RFC 18 Old Christians 13 After a gap of a decade at this age level, Tralee RFC deservedly captured the coveted trophy after a mighty […]

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Thousands In Prizes Up For Grabs In The Castle Bar’s Rollover

Thousands In Prizes Up For Grabs In The Castle Bar’s Rollover

March 14, 2016 at 4:40 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S Cheltenham week and for The Castle Bar this means four days of entertainment, craic and thousands of euros to be won in their annual Rollover competition. Running since 1998, locals took to the Rollover competition straight away and it has now grown to the stage where there are around 170 entries for this year […]

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Ultan Dillane Poised For Irish Debut As He’s Named On Bench For England Game

Ultan Dillane Poised For Irish Debut As He’s Named On Bench For England Game

February 25, 2016 at 3:36 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE man Ultan Dillane has been named on the Ireland bench for Round 3 of the 2016 RBS 6 Nations Championship against England in Twickenham. It’s fantastic news for the former Tralee RFC who looks set to make his first Ireland debut from the replacements bench, inside the belly of the beast at Twickenham on Saturday […]

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Tralee Man Called Into Extended Irish Training Squad Ahead Of Six Nations

Tralee Man Called Into Extended Irish Training Squad Ahead Of Six Nations

January 2, 2016 at 12:40 pm Comments are Disabled

FORMER Tralee RFC player, Ultan Dillane, has been called into Joe Schmidt’s extended Irish training squad for a Six Nations camp at Carton House. It’s the latest step in the 22-year-old Connacht lock’s progression since he left Tralee some years ago. Continued below… French-born Dillane moved to his mother’s native Kerry […]

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Zoe Grattage. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Tralee Player Ready For Big Step At Twickenham Stoop

November 10, 2015 at 1:01 pm Comments are Disabled

Gavin O’Connor talks to Tralee Rugby Club’s Zoe Grattage as she prepares to head to England for a test match this weekend… A TRALEE and Munster player is heading to England this weekend with the Ireland women’s rugby team to take part in an international test against the old foe. Zoe Grattage, from […]

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Zoe Grattage

Tralee Rugby Club Player Named In Ireland Squad For Autumn Internationals

October 27, 2015 at 2:22 pm Comments are Disabled

A CURRENT Tralee RFC player has been named in the squad for the first ever Ireland women’s Autumn international. Zoe Grattage has been named in a squad of 22 alongside 10 other uncapped players and joins Tralee native, Ruth O’Reilly of Galwegians in the panel. Continued below… Zoe will follow in […]

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Ultan Dillane Discusses His Progress In Irish Independent Interview

Ultan Dillane Discusses His Progress In Irish Independent Interview

October 9, 2015 at 1:00 pm Comments are Disabled

FORMER Tralee RFC player, Ultan Dillane, has once again featured in the national press, a testament to his rising star status in Irish rugby. Dillane, has turned out nine times for the Connacht senior team in the last year. The performances earned him a two year contract with the province […]

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VIDEO: St Pat’s Lads Were Having Fun Over At The Rugby World Cup

VIDEO: St Pat’s Lads Were Having Fun Over At The Rugby World Cup

October 8, 2015 at 10:17 am Comments are Disabled

WITH the excitement building ahead of Sunday’s showdown with France, thousands of Irish people are enjoying the craic over at the Rugby World Cup in England. Among them are a few guys from St Pat’s GAA club in Blennerville, including Joe Costello, Brendan Poff and Kieran O’Shea, who were captured in Fanzone […]

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Rugby: McElligott Cup Goes West For First Time In Over 85 Years

Rugby: McElligott Cup Goes West For First Time In Over 85 Years

April 13, 2015 at 9:42 am Comments are Disabled

  Rugbaí Chorca Dhuibhne 29 Castleisland RFC 25 ON a warm spring Sunday afternoon at O’Dowd Park Tralee, the McElligott Cup Final between Rugbaí Chorca Dhuibhne  and Castleisland RFC  was decided for 2015. History was made as the Cup last went west in 1929. The long wait is now over. This […]

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How ‘The Rose Of Tralee’ Answered Ireland’s Call At The World Cup

How ‘The Rose Of Tralee’ Answered Ireland’s Call At The World Cup

February 6, 2015 at 10:13 am Comments are Disabled

HERE’S a fact that has passed us by as Ireland prepares to kick-off their Six Nations campaign tomorrow. It came as a surprise to us to learn that ‘The Rose of Tralee’ was used four times as Ireland’s national anthem at the 1987 Rugby World Cup. An article by Malachy […]

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Ultan Dillane Signs Two Year Contract With Connacht

Ultan Dillane Signs Two Year Contract With Connacht

January 14, 2015 at 4:33 pm Comments are Disabled

  AFTER a string of impressive performances, former Tralee Rugby Club player, Ultan Dillane, has secured a two year contract with Connacht Rugby. Following three years in the Connacht Academy, 21-year-old Ultan Dillane, made his professional debut this season and will now progress to a senior contract. French-born Dillane moved […]

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Dillane Full Of Praise For Tralee Club In Irish Independent Interview

Dillane Full Of Praise For Tralee Club In Irish Independent Interview

January 9, 2015 at 2:28 pm Comments are Disabled

FORMER Tralee Rugby player, Ultan Dillane, has been making a name for himself over Christmas and has even been interviewed for the Irish Independent website where he is full of praise for his home club. “Tralee RFC is a brilliant club and everyone is so nice down there. Our old manager […]

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J.J Hanrahan

Munster Confirm That JJ Hanrahan Will Leave For Northampton

January 7, 2015 at 2:38 pm Comments are Disabled

  DISAPPOINTING news has come through for Munster Rugby fans in the county, with the announcement that Currow native JJ Hanrahan will leave the province at the end of the current season to join Aviva Premiership side Northampton Saints. Despite being offered a three year deal with Munster, the Kerry man confirmed his […]

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Young Tralee Rugby Star Could Make Debut Tonight Against Leinster

Young Tralee Rugby Star Could Make Debut Tonight Against Leinster

December 19, 2014 at 11:54 am 1 comment

GREAT news has come through for rugby followers in town with the announcement that former Tralee RFC  youth player, Ultan Dillane, has been selected in the Connacht squad that will face Leinster in their Pro12 clash in the RDS tonight. Growing up only minutes from the Rugby Club in Ballydunlea, Ultan […]

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Members of Tralee Rugby Club and Sisters Laura and Emer O'Mahony played on opposite teams in the Inter-Pro final between Munster and Connacht on in Tralee Rugby Club. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Inter-Pro Final and Family Fun At Tralee Rugby Club

September 22, 2014 at 9:30 am Comments are Disabled

ON Saturday Tralee Rugby Club hosted both an Interprovincial Senior Ladies Final between Munster v Connacht and a ‘Family Fun Day’. The Inter-pro final featured seven players who play for Tralee Rugby Club across both sides, with Connacht in fact having four players drawn from the Tralee club. There was […]

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Young Tralee Talent Making Waves At Munster Rugby

Young Tralee Talent Making Waves At Munster Rugby

August 28, 2014 at 8:41 am Comments are Disabled

FOUR underage Tralee rugby players have had a busy few weeks representing Munster sides at home and abroad. The four players who are all members of Tralee RFC are Eoin O’Carroll, James O’Connor, Josh Barnes and Jack Quilter. “We consistently have three or four guys playing in Munster underage teams, which is very good for […]

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Jack Doyle meeting Munster rugby star Conor Murray at the Tralee rugby club. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Video/Photos: Munster Players Pay A Visit To Tralee

August 1, 2014 at 9:52 am Comments are Disabled

  Click on above ad for more A RED tide swept into Tralee yesterday afternoon as Munster players,  Conor Murray, Keith Earls, Donnacha Ryan, Felix Jones and BJ Botha among others made appearances at Lifestyle Sports in Manor West and Tralee Rugby Club. The players are visiting Kerry as part of ‘The Munster Race’. […]

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Tralee Rugby Club Dishes Out Awards

Tralee Rugby Club Dishes Out Awards

May 14, 2014 at 10:02 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Rugby club held its annual end of year celebrations at the Grand Hotel last Saturday Night. Some highlights of the year were the ladies team winning an All-Ireland Shield and the men’s senior team reaching the Munster Junior Plate final, where they were defeated by St Mary’s last Thursday. There […]

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Munster Fan Gets The Chop For The Toulon Game

Munster Fan Gets The Chop For The Toulon Game

April 26, 2014 at 8:26 am Comments are Disabled

By Gavin O’Connor MUNSTER-MAD Declan Smith is willing to go one step further for his team. He sported a bright red Mohawk hairstyle for Munster’s Heineken Cup Semi-Final trip to Marseilles to face Toulon in the South of France. The former Louth native, now of Ashgrove, Tralee, said the overall process took three […]

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