Game On and RaboDirect's search for special places with a passion for rugby will see the show visit Letterkenny on Thursday 20 February for a special broadcast.

As every Irish rugby fan knows, Donegal is the birthplace of Dave Gallaher, captain of the 1905 New Zealand 'Originals' tour and one of the game's greatest ever players.

Game On listener Emma Cassidy's passionate tale of how Gallaher became a rugby icon was judged to be a brilliant representation of a "true spiritual home of rugby" and won her our fantastic prize: the chance to co-host a special Rabo Tackles Rugby radio broadcast from her home town.

Speaking to host Damien O'Meara about her win, Emma said: "This is just brilliant. I can’t wait. Letterkenny is hugely into their rugby. We’re passionate about the province, about Irish rugby and there’s always a large group of travelling support going around the country, so it shows just how fanatical Donegal is about their rugby.”

If you’re in Donegal on Thursday 20 February and are passionate about rugby, you can be at the Rabo Tackles Rugby special at The Mount Errigal Hotel - to secure your place, just email us at

And if you can’t make it to Letterkenny for the show, make sure you tune in to RTÉ 2fm from 7pm.

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