Why play rugby?
Some say greatest team game of them all, it is the one game suitable for all shapes and sizes and should be a never-ending enjoyable adventure! Play for fitness, buzz, teamwork and friends. Fitness is good for lifestyle in general and helps clear the mind; buzz comes from competing against your peers age-wise in a controlled environment; teamwork will win more than individuals – all players are individuals with strengths and weaknesses, but teamwork is about getting the sum of the total to be more than the sum of the individual parts; and all of this is attempted/achieved with your own friends and peers – friendships which will continue long after the playing together finishes.
Mini Rugby in Clondalkin RFC
Boys and Girls from the ages of 6 years to 12 years are welcome to participate in Mini Rugby in Clondalkin RFC. Our aim is to encourage the playing of rugby in this age group and in doing so we want to promote fun for both players and coaches, to help young boys and girls develop physically, psychologically & socially whilst recognizing that young people try to do their best. Players First, Winning Second.
Training takes place on Sunday mornings at 10.30am to 12.00pm in the club.
What to bring? Gum shield and boots. You should always bring additional clothing like a tracksuit in case of cold weather. Bring your own drink and snack to take immediately after training/matches finish to feed the muscles to aid recovery and development.
Youth Rugby in Clondalkin RFC
Training is from 6.30pm to 7.45pm every Tuesday & Thursday in the club
. Matches are generally on Saturday mornings. The default kick off time is 11.00am, but is subject to arrangement between the respective teams and also often determined by distance to travel and pitch availability.
You must always have gum shield and boots. You should always bring additional clothing like a tracksuit in case of cold weather – it is easy to take off a layer, but you can’t put one on if you don’t have it with you! (To be like Brian O’Driscoll or Sean O’Brien) the best athletic practices recommends that you bring your own drink (water is fine) and snack (apple or banana fine also) to take immediately after training/matches finish to feed the muscles to aid best recovery and development.
Clondalkin RFC is committed to the IRFU Child Welfare Policy has been enshrined within the club’s constitution and the creation to the executive of the position of Child Welfare Officer.
The Club use the IRFU Recommendations and Guidelines as a framework, to implement and to use good practice in all matters dealing with Children and Child Welfare at Clondalkin RFC.
Clondalkin RFC is committed to child centered approach to Age Grade Rugby. Where children are protected and enjoy the Game of Rugby.
Clondalkin RFC is committed to providing, a Safe environment for Age Grade Players, by providing excellent facilities, and high standards of coaching.