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28th August 2017

 

Why not give the Pro14 a try and travel by train?

Take the family on a day out with our fantastic Family Fares or avail of our discounts when you use a Leap Card.

The Guinness Pro14 has kicked off again for another season with the addition of Toyota Cheetahs and Southern Kings from South Africa this will bring a whole new format and new audiences to the league bringing the Guinness Pro14 to new heights.

The league has grown since its days as the Celtic League in 2001, with games now taking place across northern and southern hemispheres this marks the first phase of expansion as the Guinness Pro14 becomes a global tournament.

With the loss of a few big names last years runners up Munster will be hoping to hit the ground running and add another trophy to their collection.

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Connacht will be looking to hold of challengers with the hope of qualifying for the European Rugby Champions Cup having only qualified once in the last four years.

With a few big names returning from injury Leinster will be hoping to return to their glory days of title success.

Having narrowly missed the Semi-Finals for the last four years Ulster will seek to let their quality shine through and finally return to the top of the Guinness Pro14.

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From €17.99* each way to and from;

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Upcoming Fixtures

September
  • 15th - Ulster Rugby Vs. Scarlets, Kingspan Stadium. Kick-off 19:35hrs. 
  • 22nd - Ulster Rugby Vs. Dragons, Kingspan Stadium. Kick-off 19:35hrs. 
  • 23rd - Connacht Rugby Vs. Cardiff Blues, Sportsground. Kick-off 15:15hrs.
  • 29th - Leinster Rugby Vs. Edinburgh Rugby, RDS Arena. Kick-off 19:35hrs.
  • 30th - Minster Rugby Vs. Cardiff Blues, Thomond Park. Kick-off 13:30hrs. 
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October
  • 6th - Ulster Rugby Vs. Connacht Rugby, Kingspan Stadium. Kick-off 19:35hrs.
  • 7th - Leinster Rugby Vs. Munster Rugby, Aviva Stadium. Kick-off 14:00hrs.
  • 27th - Connacht Rugby Vs. Munster Rugby, Sportsground. Kick-off 19:35hrs.
  • 28th - Ulster Rugby Vs. Leinster Rugby, Kingspan Stadium. Kick-off 18:15hrs. 

Venues

Aviva Stadium & RDS Arena 

The easiest way to travel directly to The Aviva is to take the DART. The train line runs under the West stand of the stadium and stops at Lansdowne Road Station. With the RDS only around the corner from The Aviva you can get the DART to either Landsdowne Road or Sandymount Station with both only being a short 5 minute walk from the stadium. 

Irish Independent Park

Cork's Kent train station is the nearest stop to the Irish Independent Park and is only a 10 minute walk from the city bus station. Irish Independent Park is located between Pearse Rd. and Tramore Road in Ballyphehane. Number 3 bus operates from Patrick St. (around the corner from the city bus station) to Ballyphehane. 

Kingspan Stadium

Belfast Central train station is the nearest stop to the Kingspan Stadium and is a 20 minute walk from the Stadium. A Translink Metro Rugby Bus service is provided each match day picking up at East Bridge Street (Central Station) 50 minutes before kick-off then directly to Kingspan Stadium.

Sportsground

Ceannt Station Galway is located at the bottom of Eyre Square and is a 10 minute walk from the Sportsground. Turn left at the bottom of the station and walk up Forster Street up towards College Road and the Sportsground is on the left.

Thomond Park

With Limerick Colbert train station only a 20 minute walk from Thomond Park you won't have to worry about traffic or parking so you can arrive relaxed and ready to soak up the atmosphere.

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2 Comments

2017-08-28 at 9:00am

Abel says:

At least we should all feel right at home then! Does your hubby know that as well as nomarl sports channels they also have a 24 hour rugby only channel!

2017-08-28 at 2:17pm

Paul R Heeney says:

Come on you boys in blue Leinster Rugby & Dublin GAA Football & Hurling Men & Women. :-):-):-):-)

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