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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.

Clontarf U15 team beat Skerries 12-5

Clontarf's U-15 side came through a very physical match on Sunday to beat Skerries 12-5 in Malahide and claim the Leinster league final in what has been an unbeaten season to date.

It was a tight game played before a positive and appreciative crowd in North County Dublin, with Tarf's tries coming from Michael Power and Ben Duggan. Michael Fitzpatrick converted Power's try to ensure victory for the Clontarf men.

Man of the match, Mikey McGiff was outstanding throughout the game and the side put up a strong defence in the closing stages to keep Skerries at bay and claim the Leinster League Cup.

The side, coaches David Slattery, Paul Mulvaney and Gerry Beechinor now look forward to the remaining games of the season.


Yesterday saw a vast amount of success for Clontarf rugby at the annual Guinness Rugby Writers of Ireland Awards.

Clontarf Rugby Club won the Club of the Year award following their historic All Ireland league win earlier this year. Founded in 1879, Clontarf FC is one of the oldest rugby clubs in Ireland. The team at are ecstatic about their win and would like to congratulate all involved on what has been an incredible year!

As well as this, Clontarf native Fiona Coghlan (former Ireland Women's captain) was jointly…

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…


Taking place Thursday 27th of March 2014 at 8pm in the Clontarf Rugby Club.

Tables cost €40 (4 per table) with all funds raised on the night going to support Mount Temple School.

Please support by:

  • Booking a table on the night
  • Coming to the event (tables can be made up on the night)
  • Donating a spot prize

To donate a spot prize contact Mary O'Rinn at or 087 4171309.

All very welcome


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

Womens Rugby Returns to Clontarf

Clontarf Rugby have announced  that women’s rugby is set to return to the club for the first time in several years. 

With the continued success of the Irish Women’s team there has been increased interest from women who are new-comers to the sport, and also those looking to return to the game.

The club have put a management committee in place and there is a welcome meeting in Clontarf Rugby Club, Castle Avenue on the 7th of February at 8pm where players can meet up and get to know the coaches and one another. Training will commence the following week.

Clontarfs Fiona Coghlan Named Sportswoman of The Year

Here's a story we didn't cover at the time but has since been brought to our attention since. We would like to say belated congratulations to Fiona Coghlan.

Clontarf’s Fiona Coghlan has been named as The Irish Times Irish Sports Council Sportswoman of the Year 2013. Fiona Coghlan became a household name in Clontarf for her role as captain of the Irish Women’s Rugby team.

Fiona captained Ireland to their first Six Nations Championship last year, in the process claiming a Grand Slam, a win that really stood out in the 2013 sporting calendar.


Clontarf Rugby Club Start Girls Team For Youngsters

Following on from the success of the Irish Women’s rugby team, who won the Grand Slam for the first time last year, and building on the current mini rugby programme, Clontarf Rugby Club have commenced a girls mini rugby team.

Ellen, Shona and Ria.

The programme is aimed at girls born in the years 2004, 2005 and 2006 with the emphasis very much on fun.

The girls will learn the basics of the game in a fun and challenging environment with no contact rugby for the first year.

There is no registration fee and ‘training’…

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