Welcome to Terenure College RFC Community Club!


What is Mini Rugby?


Mini rugby is rugby for all children aged 4 years and up. We have teams for boys, girls and special needs children, and all of our teams play on Sunday mornings in Lakelands. Terenure mini and youth rugby is now 23 years old. During this time, the mini rugby section has lifted the club to new heights, leading the way in this innovative area of club rugby. Mini rugby opens the sport up to local non rugby playing National community schools and allows this group of players easy access to first class coaching and match experience.


All TCRFC coaches are Garda vetted; they are also trained and registered by Leinster rugby and continuously attend rugby coaching workshops. TCRFC is committed to making sure all players are developed on equal terms and in a fun but informative, responsible and caring environment. We are open to any player from 4 years of age who wishes to play rugby as their main or extra sport. We develop players to a very high standard which eases their transition into any rugby playing school in first year. With regard to Secondary Schools which don’t play rugby all of these players can remain playing in our youth system, and they can continue right through to our junior and senior club teams.


Players who attend rugby playing schools are welcome to join or continue here at youth rugby to enjoy valuable additional high level, experienced coaching to enhance their game at an enjoyable pace, and in a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere. We regularly supply quality players to St Colmcille’s Knocklyon, Templeogue College, St Mary’s College, High School Rathgar, Terenure College and Gonzaga to name but a few. Leinster schools admire and regularly acknowledge the contribution mini and youth rugby now makes to their existing quality player base, enhancing their chances of success at competition level. As well as this, Leinster Senior Schools now recognise that players joining in first year are as advanced as the players already in their schools system.


The need for all schools and rugby clubs to work alongside each other is now greater than ever, first of all in the interest of the players and secondly to ensure players remain in the game through youth rugby and are encouraged by schools to return into the rugby club system after graduation.



How do we join Mini Rugby?


Simply come down on Sunday mornings and sample our community Sunday morning rugby. Tea and coffee are available every week, and everybody is welcome at Terenure College RFC Community club.

Alternatively, call our chairman of mini rugby, Paul Murphy, on 0861718030.



Kind regards,

Paul Murphy

Mini and Youth Rugby Chairman.