03 Dec 2021

Tadhg Beirne to take centre stage at this weekend's Longford parkrun

Tadhg Beirne

Ireland rugby star Tadhg Beirne will be the main attraction at tomorrow's Longford parkrun

Munster rugby star Tadhg Beirne, who has strong local links, will be visiting Longford parkrun this Saturday, February 16.

Tadhg’s Dad is Gerry Beirne from Glen, Ardagh. Gerry played gaelic football with Ardagh and underage with Longford, and he is married to Brenda Hyland, a former Rose of Tralee winner.

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Tadhg’s sister Alannah is a well known medals and she featured on last year’s Dancing with the Stars programme.

Tadhg made aname for himself with Scarlets and he now plays his rugby with Munster. He was on the Australian tour last summer and also played with Ireland in the autumn internationals versus Italy and USA. Injury has prevented him playing thus far in this year's Six Nations .

Kevin Kane, Event Director Longford parkrun, said they are looking forward to welcoming Tadhg, adding: “We're expecting a huge crowd next Saturday at 9.30am.”

Kevin remarked, “If you haven't registered before for parkrun you can do so on and make sure bring your printed barcode along.

"We are looking forward to seeing many local rugby club members and enthusiasts, as well as many school kids for some post-run photographs and autographs.”

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