Girl’s rugby in Leinster has been growing very quickly and is one of the fastest growing sports in the world, with numbers of girls between 13 and 19 years on the rise every season…

There are established teams from Cill Dara, Clane, Gorey, Naas, Wexford and Wicklow, and this season new Youths teams from Arklow, Dundalk, Navan, Portarlington, Portlaoise and Navan.

Girl’s rugby is a great way of keeping fit, meeting new friends and travelling to new places, with regular matches, blitzes and Skills clinics going on throughout the season.

Leinster’s Community Rugby Officers (CRO) are actively coaching in secondary schools and rugby clubs the new ‘Play Rugby’ programme in order to increase female participation; it’s a great way to get secondary school girls involved with rugby in a safe and controlled environment.

The programme will create a pathway to enable schools and clubs to work together in increasing female participation in rugby, if you are interested in learning more about the ‘Play Rugby’ programme, please contact your CRO or local Rugby Club.

In an historic first, at the upcoming Heineken Cup match between Leinster v Clermont Auvergne in the Aviva on 18th December, there will be a half time match between Portlaoise and Cill Dara girls which will be a great opportunity to promote girls rugby within the province.

If you are interested in setting up age grade girls rugby in your Club please contact Jennie Bagnall: and Noeleen Spain: