Girls Rugby: Now Recruiting New Players for Season 2023/24

The demand for girls rugby has never been higher. New friends, new skills and opportunity to be active is attracting more and more girls to the rugby pitch.

Above: Stillorgan-Rathfarnham RFC Girls Team with Leinster Rugby Coach Leo Cullen, after their recent match against Clontarf. 

Stillorgan-Rathfarnham RFC has recently introduced a Girls Rugby section to the club, as a result of increasing demand for girls rugby in the Rathfarnham area. We recently held a very successful girls open day in conjunction with Scoil Naomh Padraig, Ballyroan (4th, 5th and 6th class), which demonstrated the high demand that exists for girls rugby in Rathfarnham. We invite your daughter to come along to our club this season – training starts on Sunday 27 August!



Contact Us via our website form or call / text / Whatsapp our coordinator Daniel Shanahan at: +353870666586


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About Girls Rugby: Offered for Under 8s and Under 10s Levels This Season

SRRFC’s Junior Rugby section is one of the largest in Ireland, with over 200 children involved each week of the season. We operate our Girls-Only rugby as an off-shoot of our Mini Rugby Section.

Please Note:

  • This season we are offering Girls-Only Rugby at Under 8s and Under 10s age grades only.
  • These teams will only be composed of girls, and will play matches against other girls teams.
  • Girls outside of Under 8s and Under 10s level are welcome to join our Mini Rugby teams – these operate as mixed gender teams.

We do not ‘stream’ our teams, so every child is placed with their age group, regardless of experience or prior experience. The emphasis of Girls-Only Rugby at Stillorgan-Rathfarnham RFC is on learning rugby in a friendly, fun and encouraging environment. We want every child to arrive with a smile on their face, and leave with a smile on their face! Our Rugby Programmes offer children an opportunity to learn sport and make new friends, and we’d love you and your child to join us this season. 

Key Information:

  • Girls-Only Rugby starts on Sunday 27 August, and runs weekly. Your child can start on 27 August, or if that date doesn’t suit please come along on a Sunday in September.
  • You can try out Girls-Only Rugby for a few weeks before making a commitment to join.
  • In terms of clothing, we ask that your child can wear football / rugby boots, bring a gumshield and wear sports clothes. A hat is desirable (if it is cold) we ask that children bring a drink also.

Contact Us via our website form or call / text / Whatsapp our coordinator Daniel Shanahan at: +353870666586


“This is going to sound very dramatic, but you wouldn’t believe the confidence rugby has given Lucy since she started training only a few weeks ago. She absolutely adores training on a Sunday. I really feel it’s down to her connection with Declan and Peter and the team that has given her this confidence in her sports ability. The personal development here is wonderful.”

“It’s been so much fun; I try watch as many of the matches as possible on TV with my dad. And I’ve even been able to go to some! The coaches are all great, they’re friendly, and never make you do something you aren’t comfortable with. My favourite thing about rugby would have to be tackling. I love the way that we’re being told to be more aggressive and to tackle harder, even though we would usually be told to be calmer and gentle by our parents and teachers!” 

We train at Heavey Technology Park (Tibradden Road) on Sunday mornings, starting from 27 August. 

The season runs from August to April/May with breaks for school holidays.

We offer the opportunity for new players to try rugby with no obligation. Fees are payable on registration and are for the full season.

Number of Children Fee
1 Child € 135
2 Children € 250
3 Children € 330

All SRRFC sportwear is available from O’Neills online store. Click here to visit our club shop

Contact Us via our website form or call / text / Whatsapp our coordinator Daniel Shanahan at: +353870666586