The Final Countdown to the Womens rugby season is upon us…

With the excitement of the Leinster League finals a distant January memory, March will deliver further exhilaration with the Leinster Women’s Cup culminating in a finals being held by NUIM Barnhall on Saturday 29th March.

NUIM Barnhall ladies team are within their seventh rugby season.
Over the last seven years the Ladies have been very successful contesting three finals, the Leinster Development League final in their first year and the Leinster Division 3 League final twice winning the competition in 2011. The Ladies team are known in the club for their enthusiasm and spirit that they show both on and off the pitch.

This year they will be hoping for further success and are always eager to welcome new recruits. Whether you’re an experienced rugby player or a complete novice who’s never played a sport before, the Ladies have a place for you. If you would like to give rugby a go whether to play or just to get fit, meet new people and be involved then contact

women’s head coach Neil Beaty 086 4419748 

Team manager Maria Boylan 086 6010315

Training takes place in NUIM Barnhall RFC every Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30pm

Teams are eager to compete for that final bit of silverware to add to the club trophy cabinets. We see some rivals from the Leinster League replay each other in the Paul Flood Cup and Plate respectively.
The Paul Cusack Cup and Plate is also set to be an interesting stage for these teams, some of whom are new to the field and eager to make an impact.

Come and join us in these final weeks to support your local Leinster teams, and indeed perhaps find a new sport to partake in!

Paul Flood Cup Paul Cusack ( Development Cup )
Semi Finals to be played on Sunday 23rd March Semi Finals to be played on Sunday 23rd March

Game 1 Game 1
Tullow v Clondalkin CYM v Blackrock college

Game 2 Game 2
Gorey v Arklow Old Belvedere J2 v St. Mary’s J1

Paul Flood Plate Paul Cusack ( Development Plate )
Q/Finals to be played 9th March with semi-finals to be played 23rd March Q/Finals to be played 9th March with semi-finals to be played 23rd March

Game 1 Game 1
Dublin University v Newbridge Naas v Railway Union J2

Game 2 Game 2.
Wexford Wanderers v Tullamore UCD v Unidare

Game 3 Game 3
Mullingar v NUIM Barnhall Mullingar v Greystones

Game 4 Game 4
Kilkenny v Old Belvedere J1 Tallaght v Wicklow