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Independent Feature on Clontarf Rugby Coach!

Great interview in yesterday's Independent with Clontarf Rugby U11 coach, Shane Meehan. 

In the interview, Shane talks about the Clontarf coaches approach in relation to teaching young kids how to "tackle effectively and how to be tackled and react in a certain situation" and how coaches doing SAFE Rugby courses know how to respond to injuries on the pitch. 

Find the full article here on

St. Paul's in Semi Final of Anne McInerney Cup!

Congratulations to St Paul's College Rugby Senior Cup team who have made the semi-finals of the Senior Development Cup (Anne McInernery Cup). 

St Paul's will face Colaiste Chill Mhantain on Thursday 15th December 2016 at 2pm in De La Salle Palmerstown FC. 

It's a great achievement by the team and great for the rejuvenation of Rugby and sport within the school. Gaelic and soccer are also progressing at St Paul's with teams also advancing through their competitions as well.

The school would like for the local community, past pupils, teachers, and school alumni to support the team on the day if possible. 

Dublin Gospel Choir Charity Concert!

The Dublin Gospel Choir will perform in Clontarf Rugby Club this Sunday, October 2nd in aid of St Francis Hospice. 

Entry is just €2 at the door, and there will also be a collection during the event with all proceeds going directly to the hospice. 

This event kicks off a 4 pm so be sure to head along and support this great cause!

Join the Tarf Women's Rugby Squad!

Clontarf Women’s Rugby has officially returned for their 2016/2017 season, having kicked off their first training sessions this week at Clontarf Rugby Club.  

The ladies are currently looking for rugby recruits to join the team. So whether your an experienced player, or a complete novice but have always wanted to give it a go, why not pop down to their training sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7pm? It’s a great way to get fit, have fun and be a part of an amazing team of ladies!

For more information, email or phone 01-8336214.…

All Ireland League Champs @ Viking Steakhouse!

Following Clontarf Rugby Club's amazing victory in the Ulster Bank Final, Vikings Steakhouse, one of the fantastic sponsors of, invited the first team squad and officials for a complimentary meal in the restaurant located at 225 Clontarf Road. 

The team members each enjoyed a delicious 'Steak on the Stone' and drinks, before posing for some pictures with the Ulster Bank League Cup. Pictured above are some of the team members with David Dwyer, owner at Vikings Steakhouse, and head waitress Dagmara. 

It's great to see local business showing support…

Clontarf - Ulster Bank League Champions!

Massive congratulations to Clontarf Senior Rugby team, who were crowned the Ulster Bank League champions following 3 point defeat over Cork Constitution at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday, May 8th. 

Clontarf supporters turned out in their droves to support the Bulls. And after a dismal start to the morning, the sun came out just in time for the 2.30 pm kick-off. 

Despite an 18 point lead at half-time, Clontarf had to battle it out against a determined Cork Con in the second-half, but ultimately the Bulls took home the silverware with the final score; 28-25. 

Support Clontarf in the Ulster Bank League Final!

This Saturday, May 8th, will see Clontarf take on Cork Constitution in the Ulster Bank League Division 1A Final. 

The Bulls secured their place in the final, following a 24-10 defeat over UCD at Castle Avenue, on Saturday, April 23rd. 

The team is now in the final days of preparation ahead of their meet with the rebel country team, at the Aviva Stadium this Saturday. 

Why not go along to the Aviva this Saturday, May 8th to support the lads?! Tickets are available from Ticketmaster (click here) for just €10 for adults, while children go free!…

Sports Star Panel Q&A and Kick-about!

This Thursday 7th April, a selection of Clontarf’s finest sports stars will visit Clontarf Rugby & Cricket Club to have a kick-about with the kids and take part in a special sports Q&A!

So who’s going to be there? We’ve got a number of stats on each of the sporting legends who will take part in the event!

The Boys in Blue; Jack McCaffrey, Denis Bastick and Cormac Costello

It is probably safe to say that every kid in Clontarf with even a slight interest in GAA knows Jack McCaffrey.…

Cian Healy and The Boys in Green did Clontarf and Ireland Proud!

Ireland have secured themselves a quarter final spot in the 2015 Rugby World Cup!

Joe Schmidt's team was pushed to their limits throughout the entire 80 minutes, yet despite Captain Paul O' Connell and Johnny Sexton both suffering injuries, the lads in green managed to beat the French 24-9!!

Clontarf's own Cian Healy, prop on the international team, has said the fact that O' Connell is injured means the team will only fight for World Cup Glory with even more determination in his honour.

A huge congratulations from Clontarf to Healy and the boys! Now let's beat Argentina…

Support Local Man Cycle to Cardiff in Aid of IRFU Charitable Trust!

Local Clontarf man, Gerry Haskins, will be taking on the ultimate challenge of cycling from Dublin to Cardiff, in aid of the IRFU Charitable Trust. 

Gerry is part of a group riding 255km (160 miles) over two days during the Rugby World Cup, all to raise funds to support rugby players who have suffered severe spinal injuries and require round the clock care. 

If you would like to support Gerry and raise funds for the IRFU charitable Trust, click here to donate on Gerry's sponsorship page via credit or debit card. 

Every penny donated will go directly…

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