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Girls Mini Rugby!

Clontarf Girls Mini Rugby - U12 & U15 Training

Every Sunday @ 11am, Clontarf Rugby Club

Clontarf Rugby Club’s aim is to give the girls a fun way to learn the game in an encouraging and friendly atmosphere.

New players always welcome!

For more information, check out Clontarf Rugby Club’s official page.

Millennium Day - 1000 Years The Battle of Clontarf 23rd April 1014

Today is a significant day as it is the official “Millennium Day” for the Battle of Clontarf and the death of Brian Boru on the 23rd of April 1014.

To commemorate the 1000th anniversary of the Battle of Clontarf, President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, will be attending the Ecumenical Service in the Church of St. John the Baptist, Seafield Road West, Clontarf  at 12pm.  Read More....

Then this evening as part of the commemorative activities another historic battle will take place - Clontarf versus the Barbarians in the real Battle of Clontarf! Clontarf Rugby Club is marking the millennium anniversary of the Battle of Clontarf by hosting this momentous game between Clontarf Rugby Club and the world famous Barbarians FC in Clontarf Rugby Club grounds on Castle Avenue. Read More....

And if it is history you want then we have two events taking…


The ladies of Clontarf Hockey Club are hosting an event called ‘Time for Tea’ to celebrate International Women’s Day.

‘Time for Tea’ , which takes place on Sunday, 9th March 2014 from 2pm – 4pm in Clontarf Rugby Club on Castle Avenue, will offer women an afternoon of tea and treats for the body and soul.

Featuring talks from local gurus on Health & Nutrition, Posture, Consultation and Dressing for Success, the event aims to inspire change in women’s lives with a view to making them healthier, fitter and more confident. Aside from the…


Mount Temple Parents' Association will hold their annual fundraising Table Quiz on Thursday 27th of March at Clontarf Rugby Club. Tables cost €40. (4 per table). Raffle on the night. Please come along and support this fun event. All funds raised on the night going to support Mount Temple School.

Start time: 8pm Thursday 27th March

Location: Clontarf Rugby Club

Contact: or 087 417130

FEATURE: Breast Cancer Lunch at Clontarf Rugby Club

We were delighted to get the opportunity to pop down to Clontarf Rugby Club last weekend to see the last minute preparations for the Annual Breast Cancer Lunch.

The room was all kitted out ready for the influx of 160 hungry ladies and pink was very much the colour of the day.

We caught up with Shane Harnett and Niamh Rankin from the organising committee. They gave us the background to the event and told us what was in store for the day.

Watch the video here

The money raised is still being counted and the presentation will be made to the charity on the 14th April…

FEATURE: Come on the Bulls!  - Be the 16th Man this Saturday

The last time that Clontarf residents gathered in large numbers was last October and it was beside the Wooden Bridge. It provided a platform for a campaign against proposed flood defences that ultimately proved successful.

This coming Saturday, we need a similar show of strength from the people of Clontarf.

Our local rugby club have one finger on the All Ireland League trophy and a win against second placed St. Mary’s would almost certainly secure Clontarf’s first ever victory in the competition. This is also the last home match of the season and is a chance to acknowledge…

Clontarf Rugby Club - A Few Interesting Facts

Rugby is a sport that is at the heart of the Clontarf community and in the hearts of the people of Clontarf. 

Clontarf Rugby Club is The Dublin club that gave Cian Healy and Brian O’Driscoll their starts and is playing the Barbarians next April. 

Now a household name, the O'Driscoll family have a long history with CRC as Frank and Bill O’Driscoll, Brian’s father and grandfather, played for Clontarf at centre and scrum-half respectively. Frank was a fine player, who captained Clontarf in 1976 and played for Ireland against Argentina. Unfortunately, back…

Oktoberfest returns to the Clontarf Rugby Club

Calling all Herrs and Fräuleins!

The third annual Clontarf Rugby Club Oktoberfest will return to Castle Avenue for one night only on Saturday September 29th.

Tickets are €20 and are available behind the club bar.

Your ticket will entitle you to two drinks, food and a giant beer glass to take home with you.

Happy hour will take place from 8-9pm so get down early and support your club!

ROAR Over 18′s only


Oktoberfest returns to the Clontarf Rugby Club for 2013

Calling all Herrs and Fräuleins for the 2013 Oktoberfest!

The third annual Clontarf Rugby Club Oktoberfest will return to Castle Avenue for one night only on Saturday September 28th.

Tickets only €20 which includes 2 beers and food.

Tickets available from Clontarf Rugby Club. Tickets go on sale 6th September.

Happy hour will take place from 8-9pm so get down early and support your club!

ROAR Over 18′s only

3rd Annual Ladies Breast Cancer Lunch

The Clontarf Rugby Club Annual ladies lunch in aid of Action Breast Cancer is back!

In its third year, this annual event will be taking place on Saturday March 23rd, and is looking to be better than ever.

After an outstandingly successful day in the past two years attended by 320 ladies in total, a total of €14,120 was raised.

This year they are hoping to break the €20,000 mark.

Tables are now sold out but please contact if you would like to donate or support.

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