PortDara Rugby Club are seeking an experienced coach who can further develop the skills of an ambitious senior women’s team. The PortDara Falcons field in Leinster Division 1 and the club also has a strong underage system with teams at U-14, U-16 and U-18.

The successful applicant should bring a proven and experienced record in playing and/or rugby coaching, coupled with a positive approach that encourages players and optimizes the performance of the squad. A focus on building team culture is a must.

The head coach will be responsible for designing and implementing a training programme, proactive in the recruitment and retention of players, and serve as a leader, committed to developing player skills and building a successful team. The successful applicant must also be invested in the club pathway and help develop a style of play that can be emulated at U-18, U-16 and U-14.

The head coach’s expenses will be covered.


  • Applicants must be IRFU Certified or must attend an IRFU appropriate course before the role commences
  • All coaches must complete a new Garda Vetting process


  • Available for training on two evenings per week, one night in Portarlington and one night in Cill Dara
  • Available for matches on a Sunday
  • Develop and encourage a positive culture
  • Conduct regular reviews with Director of Rugby and the committee
  • Ensure that the culture and behaviours displayed by all are in line with the club’s ethos and expected behaviours

Key Qualities:

  • Leadership
  • Technical knowledge
  • Communication skills
  • Organisation
  • Short and long-term planning
  • Self-motivated

To apply, please send a cover letter and CV via e-mail to portdaraladies@gmail.com no later than 5pm on May 20. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.