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1st January 2016

 

Why not give the Pro12 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 Pro12 has kicked off again for another season, with a few international players across all four provinces still nursing injuries from November Series it gives the younger players a chance to put their hands up for starting position.

Connacht will be the team to beat this year but with the departure of a few big names they face a challenge on being top of the table at the end of the season.

Despite being runners up last year Leinster’s season didn’t run so smoothly, but with the new addition of Robbie Henshaw Leinster will be hoping to put last season behind them and add another trophy to their collection.

Ulster will be looking to hold of challengers with hope of being in Aviva Stadium for the final after narrowly missing out the last two year.

Munster just about secured their place in this year’s European Champions Cup, so they will be hoping to turn things around having only made it into the Pro2 Final once in the last five years.

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Upcoming Fixtures

February

  • 10th - Munster Rugby Vs. Newport Gwent Dragons, Irish Independent Park. Kick-off 19.35hrs.
  • 10th - Ulster Rugby Vs. Edinburgh Rugby, Kingspan Stadium. Kick-off 19.35hrs.
  • 17th - Leinster Rugby Vs. Edinburgh Rugby, RDS Arena. Kick-off 19.35hrs.
  • 18th - Ulster Rugby Vs. Glasgow Warriors, Kingspan Stadium. Kick-off 15.00hrs.
  • 18th - Connacht Rugby Vs. Newport Gwent Dragons, Sportsground. Kick-off 19.35hrs.
  • 24th - Munster Rugby Vs. Scarlets, Thomond Park. Kick-off 19.35hrs.

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

2016-09-01 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!

2016-09-01 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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