If you are a girl and you think rugby is a great game and would like to try it out, then, there are a number of clubs that would be delighted to hear from you…

Throughout Leinster, girls are playing mini rugby (for 6 to 12 year olds) tag rugby (non-contact rugby) and full contact rugby and clubs cater for complete beginners to those with more experience.

Most of the clubs listed here are coaching girls less than 17 years and 19 years old, however, if you are younger and especially if you get a group of interested friends together, these clubs will do their best to look after you.

Blackrock College

Blackrock has many girls playing mini rugby and women playing senior rugby but does not have a youths’ team at the moment. If you are interested please contact:

Tania Rosser – mobile 0879596896

E-mail tarnross@yahoo.com  

Cill Dara

This club has recently started coaching Under-15’s girls and more information may be obtained by contacting the club through their website: www.kildare.ie/cilldararfc  

Clane

Coach: Paul Fitzsimons – mobile 087 2865399

Age range: under 17s

Rugby: full contact

Training: Wednesday 7.30pm-8.30pm

Clondalkin/St Mary’s

Coach: Lee Travers – www.stmaryscollegerfc.com  / www.clondalkinrugby.com  

Age range: under 19s

Rugby: full contact

Training: at Clondalkin RFC

Gorey RFC

Coach: Darryl McCabe – mobile 087 2442997

Age range: 14-18 year olds

Rugby: full contact

Training: Wednesday 6pm-7.30pm & Saturday 6pm-7.30pm

Greystones RFC

Coach: Sara Webster – mobile: 087 0515507

Age range: all ages

Rugby: tag rugby and beginners rugby

Training: at Greystones RFC

Longford RFC

Coach: Lisa Brady – mobile 086 7340208

Age range: 12-18 year olds

Rugby: beginners to full contact

Training: Wednesday 7.30pm-9pm

Naas RFC

Coach: Neil Casey – mobile 087 6114773

Age range: under 17s

Rugby: full contact

Training: Wednesday 7.30pm-9pm & Saturday 11.30am-1pm

Wicklow RFC

Coach: Aiden Kearney – mobile 086 0541844

Age range: under 17s and U19s

Rugby: full contact

Training: Tuesday 6.15pm-7.30pm & Saturday 10am-12pm

Wexford Wanderers RFC

Coach: Debbie Carty – mobile 087 7449117

Age range: under 17s and under 19s

Rugby: full contact

Training: Wednesday 7.30pm-9pm & Friday 7.30pm-9pm

If you want to take up this exciting game, take exercise and make lasting friendships, go ahead and get in touch with a club! 

If your local club is not featured here, you may still contact it to see if they can cater for you or you can contact Mary Quinn at leinster_youths@yahoo.ie or Noeleen Spain at leinster_sec@yahoo.ie