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Moment in Time: Heineken Cup Final Party Day in Togher in 2009

What a day!

On 23rd May 2009 Leinster made their first appearance in the Heineken Cup final at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh.

Leinster won the match 19-16, beating the Leicester Tigers of England.

It was a long-awaited first European title for the province.

A number of local fans were part of the 30,000 strong Leinster support in the Scottish capital.

Elsewhere, others gathered at Portlaoise RFC in Togher to celebrate the win.

Alf Harvey was there on the day and took some great pictures.

Check them out below:

Bernadette and Caroline Rigney at Portlaoise RFC, Togher for the Heineken Cup final party day.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Joe Walsh and Gerry White at Portlaoise RFC, Togher for the Heineken Cup final party day.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Tony Duncan and Declan Kelly at Portlaoise RFC, Togher for the Heineken Cup final party day.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Mick Rigney at Portlaoise RFC, Togher for the Heineken Cup final party day.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Niall and Des Rigney at Portlaoise RFC, Togher for the Heineken Cup final party day.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Tony Brown, Georgina Brown and Jack Duffin at Portlaoise RFC, Togher for the Heineken Cup final party day.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Liam Og Brown at Portlaoise RFC, Togher for the Heineken Cup final party day.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Having fun at Portlaoise RFC, Togher for the Heineken Cup final party day.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Robert Dollard, Theo Kavanagh, Frank Flanagan, Aaron Coughlan, Kieran Flynn and Hugh Hackett at Portlaoise RFC, Togher for the Heineken Cup final party day.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Linda, Olivia, Laurence, Tavner and Michelle Phillips at Portlaoise RFC, Togher for the Heineken Cup final party day.
Picture: Alf Harvey.

SEE ALSO – Moment in Time: Portlaoise Charity Truck Show in 2009

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