About Terenure College RFC
Terenure College RFC was founded in 1940 by Rev. Fr Jackie Corbett O’ Carm in the Hotel Lenehan, Harcourt Street, Dublin. Those present included Johnny Corrigan, Hugh Clarke, Joe Clarke, Sean Ryan, P.P. Maguire, Colm O’ Nolan, Niall Thunder, Hugh Milroy, Dick Dunlop, Des Giltrap, Jack Hearne and Dudley Fisher. The club has a long and distinguished history and is one of Ireland’s premier rugby clubs.
The years 1965/66/67 were great seasons for Terenure under the captaincy of Eddie Coleman (later to be IRFU president), as they won the Leinster Senior league twice in a row. Over the years since Terenure was founded they have had many great players don the green jersey ofIrelandincluding Mick Hipwell, Brendan Sherry, Paul Haycock, Ciaran Clarke, Niall Hogan,David Corkery, Girvan Dempsey and Eric Miller. Indeed Terenure has also been represented byIrelandat other levels including Paddy ‘Rala’ O’Reilly as Baggage Master.
Leinster have benefitted greatly from Terenure’s ‘rugby factory’ and currently there are two 1st XV players with the Provincial side – Girvan Dempsey and Brian Blaney. Terenure’s 2007/08 Captain – Steve Nolan – has represented the AIB Club International Side.
Terenure field six adult teams each week from 1st XV to J5 level. Also with 450 boys playing mini-rugby every Sunday, the playing base in Terenure looks like it will have no problems for the forseeable future. Terenure have also an under 20 side coached by former Ireland International Paul Haycock and former Leinster Prop Peter Bruce. There is also a strong academy within the club of whichIreland’s Girvan Demspey is patron. Underage teams are fielded at U16, U15, U14, U13, U12 – U5 level.
TerenureCollegehave provided two Presidents of the
IRFU – M.H.Carroll (1984-85) and E.Coleman (2000-01)
Coached by formerMunsterandLeinsterhooker James Blaney and Ian ‘Moggy’ Morgan.
- 2 x Floodlight training pitches
- 3 x playing pitches
- All weather training surface
- All weather scrummaging area
- Sprint tracks
- Fully equipped gym with instructor
- Use of swimming pool inTerenureCollege
- Medical Room
- 6 changing rooms with shower facilities
- 2 x lounges – members bar and function hall