Stephen has been working for Leinster Rugby and the IRFU for the past 15 years beginning as a Youth Development Officer for the first rugby development programme "The Tallaght Project" and later becoming Project Coordinator for the area.
On Saturday, Clontarf Football Club officially opened their brand new, state-of-the-art 4G rugby pitch at their grounds in Castle Avenue. The new pitch replaces the previous grass pitch which suffered heavily during the winter months from poor drainage and over use.
County Dublin was divided into three counties including Fingal in 1994. Large urban centres include Malahide, Sutton, Skerries, Balbriggan and Castleknock, where five of the area's seven rugby Clubs are based. Also, Blanchardstown and Sword have designated target areas for rugby development.
Colm has been working with Leinster Rugby for eight out of the last nine years and in that time he has worked as a Club Community Rugby Officer for Ardee RFC, a Community Rugby Officer (CRO) in the Ballymun area, a CRO over Dublin City Council North region and he has recently moved role to become CRO in the North East region.
Coming up with new and innovative competitions in an already crowded calendar is far from easy but to dream up a competition that ultimately proves to be extremely successful and popular is precisely what the IRFU achieved when they began the All Ireland Junior Cup, now sponsored by Ulster Bank, in 2005-06.