Leinster Rugby and Dublin City Council are running a four-week afterschool pop-up club in North-West Dublin, for first and second year students from the local secondary schools in the area.

The afterschool pop-up club aims to keep students active through fun non-contact rugby games at DCU’s Astro Pitches.

The first week of the afterschool pop-up club proved a success with two pods of St Mary’s, Glasnevin first year students attending. What was even more special, many of these students have experienced the grassroots Tag Rugby programmes in their primary schools.

The afterschool pop-up club will continue for another three weeks, with the hope that more students will come down and join in, just remember to register your free place on here.

Juliet Short, Leinster Rugby Community Rugby Officer said, “A huge thank you has to go to Dublin City Council staff, Nuala O’Donovan for her work in making it extremely easy to register to attend, to all the secondary school staff, especially Heather Bunnett, Eimear Considine and Sinead Collins, without their help it would not have been such a successful first week and finally, thanks to DCU and the Leinster Rugby Community Rugby Staff for supporting the afterschool club with their facilities and knowledge.”

If you would like to hear more about the pop up club, please contact your Head of P.E in your school or email Leinster Rugby Community Rugby Officer Juliet Short.