Monday 18 December 2017

Leinster Branch Noticeboard

Leinster Women Head Coach vacancy - Leinster Rugby are seeking suitable applicants for the position of Head Coach for Leinster Women's side. Successful applicants must have: Minimum Level 2 Head Coach Qualification;

Proven Head Coaching Experience at Stage 4 LTPD; Record of developing players and teams through stage 3 to stage 4 LTPD.

Applicants should specify what position they are interested in and send their application to: Caroline Keane, Leinster Rugby, 55 Main Street, Donnybrook, Dublin 4 or e-mailed to: caroline.keane@leinsterrugby.ie. Closing date for applications is February 14th at 5pm.


In partnership with new sponsors Volkswagen, Ireland's only official IRFU Tag rugby programme now known as Volkswagen Tag, have launched registrations for teams to play in 2012. With Spring Leagues running for six weeks beginning in April and Summer Leagues from May to August, teams all over Ireland look set to be part of the biggest and best season yet.

The growth of Tag has been hugely successful in spreading the popularity of the game of rugby and its non-contact nature and social aspect have made it accessible to both men and women in the specially graded levels hosted. All levels of skill and fitness are catered for at the IRFU's venues which, naturally, are rugby clubs which provide the best facilities for participants.

No team registration fee costs above €495. This means for an average team of 12-13 players each team member is paying a maximum of €4.50 per week for a season at a venue where the fee is this price.

Value is also important, particularly given these current economic climes being experienced by all. Registration of teams is performed online only but bear in mind, some leagues fill up even by mid-February so waste no time getting your team together.

Teams registering over the course of the coming weeks can also qualify for the IRFU Tag Rugby 2012 Competition Draw where players or teams can win VIP tickets to see Ireland play at the Aviva Stadium, and exclusively invitations to post-match receptions too. Already Dave Zeller who will be playing at NUI Galway will attend, with one other, the Ireland v Wales RBS Six Nations game and post-match Team reception.

More prizes to come . . .

Brand New Spring League: Lansdowne FC (beside Aviva Stadium)

Summer Leagues Venues

Clontarf FC, Lansdowne FC (beside Aviva Stadium), Naas RFC, Old Belvedere RFC, St Mary's College RFC/Templeogue College, Suttonians RFC. All queries may be sent to by e-mail to tag@irishrugby.ie, visit www.irfutag.ie or follow on Facebook ('irfu tag').


Leinster Rugby are delighted to announce that Tullamore RFC's Martina Cahill has been named the Evening Herald Volunteer of the Month for December.

Martina became involved when her son joined as an Under-8 ten years ago and has hardly missed a match since.

Being there on a regular basis she and her husband, Gerry were persuaded to become involved on the management side of the team and Martina is now the person who collects membership, registrations, team-sheets and all other paperwork. On match days she is busy on the line with first aid and water and is "Mammy" to the current Under-19s. She also took on the job of washing jerseys to cut costs -- and does a better job!

Martina is a great supporter of the club and regularly will support more than one team per day. On Saturday 19 November she was with her U19s at 2pm at home to Naas and then turned up that evening in Coolmine to support the 1st team.

She also gets involved in fundraising events in the club and is involved in running the monthly Youths Disco which is a major source of revenue for the club. Her ever-pleasant manner makes her a joy to work with.

Coolmine RFC would like to invite you to their inaugural grown-up prom in aid of The Marc Owens Medical Fund and Coolmine RFC which takes place on Saturday, 3rd March in The Carlton Hotel, Tyrrelstown. Click here to buy tickets: http://www.coolminerfcprom.com.

This black tie event promises to be a night to remember with tickets for the night only €70 per person or €600 for a table of 10. Entertainment for the night will be provided by the premier 80s supergroup Spring Break (springbreak80s.com) and DJ Dazboy will be busting out the decks and playing till the early hours.

Tickets went on sale last Friday (January 27) and can be bought online at www.coolminerfcprom.com or by contacting one of our club sales reps by e-mailing coolminerfcprom@gmail.com.

Part of the proceeds will be donated towards the Marc Owens Medical Fund. In September 2010, just as he began his final year at Belvedere College SJ, Marc was diagnosed with an exceedingly rare, aggressive Stage IV soft tissue sarcoma. Marc underwent five months of chemotherapy at the Mater Hospital before travelling to the Anderson Cancer Centre in Texas, the only place in the world where he could receive the surgery he required to survive.

The Marc Owens Medical Fund was set up to cover the escalating medical costs for his treatment. The fund has set a target of €1million and Coolmine RFC are delighted to be able to make a contribution.

Tickets will be available for collection at Coolmine RFC home games, with additional collection dates to be confirmed closer to the event or by contacting Ali, Brian, Eoin, Richie or Rory on: coolminerfcprom@gmail.com, www.facebook.com/marcowensmedicalfund and www.marcowensmedicalfund.com/.


De la Salle Palmerston's 27-22 win over Malone at Kirwan Park in their AIL fixture saw them retain the Des Merrey Trophy for the fourth year in a row.

This is the oldest intercity fixture in Ireland and last Saturday's games was the 110th year that it has taken place. The trophy is in memory of the late Des Merrey (father of current Leinster Branch Honorary Secretary Junior Section Trevor Merrey), who proudly served both clubs with distinction as a Past President of Palmerston FC in Milltown and also a very active member of Malone RFC.


On January 26th Edenderry RFC CCRO Patsy Gorman held a schools tag rugby blitz in Edenderry, with over 70 children taking part ranging from 3rd class primary to 6th class primary school age groups.

It was a very successful day with teams from St Ciaran's NS Castlejordan, St Oliver Plunkett NS Killina, Clocha Rince Primary school, St Bridget's NS Ticknevin and St Conleth's NS Derrinturn taking part.

There were some great rugby skills displayed, with two age group competitions running at the same time. The older age group winners were St Oliver Plunkett's NS Killina with Clocha Rince Primary School runners-up. The younger age group winners were St Bridget's NS Ticknevin and the runners up were St Ciaran's NS Castlejordan.

There were some awards given on the day to outstanding players. These players were Tommy O'Donovan, Clocha Rince, Justin Reilly, St Oliver Plunketts, Leanne Mallon, St Bridgets and Luke McNamee from St Ciaran's.

The day was well supported by parents and teachers and a special mention of thanks to David Smullen and Grainne Vaugh from Edenderry RFC for refereeing on the day.

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