What is Junior Rugby?
Junior rugby comprises all of the adult teams below our Senior (1st XV) team. We have five junior teams, ranging from our 2nd XV down to the 6th XV, spanning all the different levels of the Leinster Metro Leagues. Last season, our 2nds competed in (and won!) Division 1, while our 6ths competed in Division 10, with all of our sides also competing in the annual cup competitions of the Leinster Branch.
Who can play?
Anyone! With so many teams, at so many levels, we have a place for everyone. All of our sides take their rugby seriously, training twice a week and playing each weekend, and aim to win every year. The social side of the game is hugely important too, and becomes more and more important as you go down the teams! We welcome all ages and standards of player, from experienced to beginners, with full coaching provided to anyone who wants to take up rugby or get back into the game. It’s very important to us that everyone gets to play, regardless of experience or ability.
When do we play and train?
All of our Junior sides train on Monday and Wednesday, and play on weekends. Depending what league your team is in, games can be on Friday night, Saturday or Sunday, and there are games most weekends, with breaks during the season.
Terenure College RFC is the best place to play junior rugby in Dublin. We have some of the best coaches around, led by the guru Ian ‘Moggy’ Morgan and ex-Irish International Paul (Hitch) Haycock. Each team has it’s own set up, with coaches and managers. Our 4G astro pitch means we can train all year round, free from mud, and cancelled games in Lakelands are hard to find! We also have a Junior rugby tour to Vienna coming up at the end of October, and plenty of other excuses for ‘team bonding’ during the season!
If you are interested, or have any queries, contact Ian Morgan (Moggy) on 0863857561 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Paul Haycock (Hitch) on 0872596580 (email@example.com)