Archive for the Sport Category

The Railway Locomotives taking off in September

The Railway Locomotives taking off in September

The Railway Locomotives are on track to land in Sandymount in September. The Locos is Railway’s mini rugby programme and caters for boys and girls aged between 6 and 12 years of age. Railway has appointed the hugely experienced Joe […]

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New season excitement at Railway

New season excitement at Railway

It’s not an exaggeration to say that last season was a great year to be involved in Railway Union RFC. Five Leinster Pennants hang in the clubhouse as a mark of the success of the year and there’s a sense […]

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Why not try batting for a different team?

Why not try batting for a different team?

On a beautiful Saturday at the end of June, Wanderers Rugby grounds on the Merrion Road was taken over by eight teams of softball players for a ‘blitz’ or fun day-long tournament. Teams came from around the city and country […]

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Dubs take over St Patrick’s

Dubs take over St Patrick’s

Twenty-four members of Dublin’s GAA team, including Dermot Connolly and Bernard Brogan, took part in a private training event at St Patrick’s Rowing Club in Ringsend in mid-June. “The event was to get them all together and do some extra […]

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SPORTSCO Wins Friendliest Business Award

SPORTSCO Wins Friendliest Business Award

SPORTSCO was awarded with the ‘disability friendliness award’ at the ‘JCI DUBLIN FRIENDLY BUSINESS AWARDS’ in the Mansion House on 17th June 2013. SPORTSCO provides programmes designed to enhance people’s health and wellbeing, in an enjoyable, friendly and relaxed atmosphere, […]

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A New Kind of Bridge?

A New Kind of Bridge?

The sporting legacy of Ringsend and Irishtown has been given a boost following the recent promotion of local team Bridge United to the AUL Sunday Second Division. Keen to nurture the community pride the area is notorious for, Michael Grant […]

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Batting the Lashes

Batting the Lashes

Cricket is not a sport which comes readily to mind when thinking of school P.E. classes, but on June 12th this year the Railway Union Sports Club held the inaugural Leprechaun Cup for girls’ cricket, with eight different schools participating. […]

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Railway Union Summer Camp for Kids

Railway Union Summer Camp for Kids

Railway Union RFC, in conjunction with Leinster Rugby, will host a Summer Camp from 1st to 5th July in Railway in Park Avenue, Sandymount. This camp is aimed at players (male and female) aged between 6 and 12 and costs […]

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New Club President for Monkstown Football Club

New Club President for Monkstown Football Club

Local Sandymount resident Gerry Hegarty, left, has been elected President of Monkstown Football Club for the 2013/2014 Season. The former Irish Army officer will be the 81st president in the club’s 130 year history. “I consider it a very special […]

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Stade Français comes to Sandymount Hotel!

Stade Français comes to Sandymount Hotel!

Muscular Gallic rugby hunks in bright pink shorts were de riguer as Stade Français based themselves in Sandymount for their Amlin Rugby Final clash with Leinster in the RDS Arena. Sadly, for the visitors, it was “Bon Voyage” as they […]

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