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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 to the charity, as Gerry will be covering the costs for the trip. 

We've all been keeping up with Team Ireland in the Rugby World Cup so far, and this is a great opportunity to show your support even more, by donating to such an important cause. 


Jonah Lomu Pranks Patrons at Harry Byrnes

All Blacks legend and all-time Rugby World Cup try scorer Jonah Lomu recently surprised guests at one of Clontarf's institutions - Harry Byrnes!

Lomu, who is the official ambassador for launching Heineken's Rugby World Cup 2015 Campaign, hid in a vending machine placed in the pub where he pranked customers who interacted with the machine. 

Watch the video to see customers left flabbergasted as they put a coin in the machine and receive customised, autographed merchandise from the rugby hero. Ireland's Shane Horgan also makes an appearance to reveal the surprise behind the seemingly all-knowing machine!

To watch the video, click here.

Clontarf Women's Rugby Are Looking for New Players

Clontarf Women's Rugby starts back tonight, 24th August at 7 PM. The club is looking for new players of all levels to join their women's team. 

Clontarf Women's Rugby was founded in 2014, in response to the rise of the women's game not only in Ireland but worldwide. 

The aim of Clontarf Women's Rugby is to allow female players to flourish in a highly focused training environment; that is both fun and friendly. 

If you are interested in getting involved in Ireland's fastest-growing women's sports, pop down to the club tonight at 7 PM, or call 01 8336214…

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…


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

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