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12
November

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 Clontarf.ie 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 awarded the Tom Rooney Award for her contribution to Women's Rugby. This is another major achievement and Clontarf.ie would like to congratulate Fiona on her success.

We received this statement from Geoff Curran the Chairman: "This is a great acknowledgement of the success of our…

 
23
April
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…

 
24
Mar

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 maryorinn@gmail.com or 087 4171309.

All very welcome

03
Mar

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…

27
Feb

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: maryorinn@gmail.com or 087 417130

28
Jan
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.

24
Jan
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.

Fiona’s…

23
Jan
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’…

08
Jan

Clontarf Rugby Club are setting up a Ladies team!!!

Another great sporting development in Clontarf - best of luck to all involved...

If you are interested you can find out more information on their Facebook page….

6 million dollar question: Will they still be the Bulls? We can't call them the female equivalent. Bullettes? Bullets? Lady Bulls?

Our heads are hurting…. Answers on a postcard...

They are gathering names of interested players now, so if your wife, sister, cousin, daughter, niece, girlfriend or mother play let them know!

04
Dec
Leinster Womens Squad vs Connacht Sat 7th December

Saturday 30th November kicked off the first of three matches to be played, in the Women's Interprovincial Rugby Series. The Leinster Squad has put in tremendous passion, determination and grit in the lead up to the Interprovincial Competitions. Captained by Marie Louise Reilly, the team beat both Connacht 12-0, and the Exiles 19-0, in pre competition friendlies. They executed true skill, creativity & drive against Ulster on Saturday in the first Interprovincial match; it was champagne rugby resulting in a winning score line of 41-7 to Leinster.

Clontarf is sure to be championing,…

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