Clontarf Rugby Club welcomes players at all levels, and currently field five senior men’s teams, a women’s team, as well as an Under 20’s side.

The Club also develops young players both boys and girls, with teams from under 6 to under 12 years (mini rugby) and under 13 to under 18 years (youth rugby). All mini and youth training and games take place on Sunday mornings from September through to April.


All playing members (Mini, Youth & Adult) are required to register with the IRFU.


Adult Membership
Pavilion Member €200 + €60*
Playing Member €200 + €60*
Over 65 €95 + €60*
Country €95 + €60*
Student €95
U20 €95
Family Membership
1 Adult + 1 Child €320 per annum + 60*
1 Adult + 2 Children €375 per annum + 60*
1 Adult + 3 Children €415 per annum + 60*
Youth/Mini Membership
1 Child €150 per annum
2 Children €220 per annum
3 Children €270 per annum
*Mandatory levy €50 bar/shop card + €10 IRFU draw ticket

Clontarf Rugby retains insurance cover for players under the IRFU Player Insurance Scheme.

This scheme covers club players for catastrophic injury only e.g. loss of limb, permanent disablement etc. The policy does not cover loss of earnings, medical expenses, accident and emergency visits or dental repair.

It is therefore critical that all players or parents/guardians of players investigate their insurance options. The club recommends that players are covered by medical insurance from a recognised private medical insurer.

Rugby is a collision sport and regrettably injuries can occur. Clontarf F.C. is committed to providing a positive Rugby environment for all its members. This does not extend to financial support for medical bills.

The compulsory IRFU Player Insurance Scheme costs the Club approximately €2,300 per senior team per annum. That is €115.00 per player in a match day squad of 20 players.

The playing subscription for Mini/Youth players is €100 per annum.

Unpaid playing subscriptions are not just a meaningless financial shortfall but are a significant annual expense.

Additional Top Up cover is available through the IRFU’s broker.

The AON insurance policy number is 2666400 or you contact your own broker / insurance company for details of additional cover.


International Tickets

Members can request tickets for Ireland International matches through the club before they are released on general sale.


The Club enjoys a state of the art, 4G all weather pitch located behind our clubhouse. Not only…


The Club enjoys a state of the art, 4G all weather pitch located behind our clubhouse. Not only do our senior and junior teams use it as a training ground, but the mini rugby programme is hosted here on Sunday mornings.

This pitch is one of the first in Ireland, so is used by schools and sports clubs throughout the year.

In order to keep the 4G pitch in top condition, we ask all members to adhere to the pitch rules to avoid damaging the synthetic grass:

  • All footwear must be clean
  • No steel studs
  • No blades
  • No food
  • Only players, team coaches and managers are allowed on the pitch. Spectators must remain outside
  • No liquids except uisce/water


We operate a coffee dock on Sunday mornings and match days, offering barista coffee and delicious treats.


Our Clubhouse has two bars; the main bar is the perfect place to watch any major sporting…


Our Clubhouse has two bars; the main bar is the perfect place to watch any major sporting event, with numerous HD TVs to provide an immersive experience.

We also have a second bar located upstairs in our Clubhouse and can host functions of up to 100 people, with access to our balcony overlooking our pitches. The balcony also has outdoor seating, and is the ideal venue for a summer evening BBQ.


The Club enjoys a state of the art, 4G all weather pitch located behind our clubhouse. Not only do our…


Clontarf Rugby Club is the ideal venue if you are planning a birthday celebration or family gathering and your membership entitles you to discounted rates on venue hire.

Our club bars and function hall are all available to hire for Parties, Christenings, Social Events, Meetings, Corporate & Team Building Days.

Our club personnel have hosted numerous events from charity balls to surprise birthday parties, and can help plan your event from catering, decoration to musical entertainment.

For further information on any of these membership perks, please contact Damaris in the club office on 01-833 6214 or



Ronan McCoy
Michael Fitzsimons, Conor O’mahoney, Austin Foxe & Brendan Smith
Evans Dexter, Martin Murray, John Teeling
Jim Barden, Frank Rossi, John Clancy, Pat Suttle



I am both honoured and excited to serve as President of Clontarf Football Club for this 2022/23 Season.

Our success in winning the AIL title last May, for the third time in eight years, was a tremendous achievement for the Club. Emulating that in the coming season is going to be no mean task, with quality opposition also having their sights set on the same prize. To date, no Leinster team has managed to retain the trophy , but we are all confident that Club Captain, Matt D’Arcy, and his squad, supplemented by some new additions, will have this firmly set in their sights, as we look forward to another action-packed season.

We are very proud, as a Club, to have so many of our players representing us in the Provincial setups and we wish each of them every success in their efforts.

On behalf of all the members of the Club, I would like to take this opportunity to offer both Adrian D’Arcy and Michael Brown our heartfelt thanks for all their endeavours over the years as they hang up their boots and retire from the game. They served the Club with both honour and distinction, and we wish them well in the future. I also thank the retiring 1 st Team Manager, Pat McHale, for his many years of successful service in that role.

Clontarf Football Club is much more than just our First Team. We are competitive at all levels of Metro rugby from our 2nds, our U20s through to all of our Junior Rugby teams. We pledged last year to invest resources in our Women’s section and to that end I would like to welcome Darragh Mullins as Women’s Head Coach for the season. I am also delighted to welcome Fionn Gilbert on board, as he takes up the newly created position of Rugby Development Officer (RDO). As RDO, Fionn’s role will see him supporting the development of our youngest boys and girls right through to the adult game.

We have flourishing numbers of teams and players in our Underage rugby section, and I want to offer my thanks to all the volunteer coaches and managers, for their time to ensure that our boys and girls are given the best opportunity to develop their skills and abilities to the maximum, while always ensuring that the game remains enjoyable for all. I wish all of them and their teams a successful season.

I thank the Club’s Executive Committee with whom I was privileged to serve over the past few years, for their commitment to the efficient and smooth running of the Club.

We are constantly endeavouring to improve our offering to all in Castle Avenue and, to this end, our thanks go to our main Club sponsors Willis Towers Watson and Ocorian along with our other sponsors Clontarf Castle, MSL Motors, Mason Hayes & Curran, Nolan’s Supermarket, Staffords Undertakers and indeed to all our pitch- side and match-day sponsors. Without your generous support, the Club would not be functioning at the highest level possible.

The Energia AIL has become a wonderful conduit to showcase club rugby and its up and coming talent. Our supporters are renowned for their encouragement to our teams, home and away. Let’s all get behind Andy Wood and his coaching staff, Karl Curran, Iain Smith, George Naoupu along with new team manager Paul Gorman as we travel the country meeting old friends and making new ones.
One final note, for all spectators, at every game, at every level, that I as President, would like to ask for your 100% cooperation with, is that we show nothing but total respect to all match officials who participate in our great game. Respect for match officials is a fundamental feature of rugby worldwide and it is incumbent on all clubs, such as ours, to lead by example in maintaining this great cornerstone of our sport.

A safe & successful season to everyone!

Ronan McCoy

***STRICT EMBARGO UNTIL 18:30 29 JULY 2022***
John Robinson Elected IRFU President, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 29/7/2022
Incoming IRFU President John Robinson 
Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland



Dear Hon. Secretary,
It is my privilege to write to you in the capacity of President of the Irish Rugby Football Union for the upcoming season, 2022/23.

It was a remarkable achievement to have completed the 2021/22 season so successfully given the challenges clubs faced as we emerged from the restrictions placed on us by the COVID-19 pandemic. That success was due to all the hard work by everyone involved in clubs, and your contribution is very much appreciated. This meant that the vast majority of games were played, and finals were held, including the Energia All Ireland League finals for women and men, which provided much needed days of  celebration.

This new season brings much promise and new opportunities. It seems that the worst of the pandemic is behind us, and we can look forward, with some optimism, to a more normal season for 2022/23, which will be another busy year for all.

Challenges remain, and we have seen in some areas, for instance, in the case of adult players and volunteers, where numbers returning to some clubs has not yet fully recovered. We are all working incredibly hard to encourage people back and to bring new people into our game. I know our clubs provide an open invitation and a warm welcome to everyone, and we need to continue to do everything we can to attract more boys, girls, women and men, into our game.

I hope that 2022/23 can be a season where rugby values will be celebrated. The core values and pillars of our game which are respect, inclusivity, integrity, fun and excellence must be protected and promoted by all. We should be rightly proud of these values, which are respected well beyond the rugby community. Inappropriate and disrespectful comments or behaviours on and off the field of play, especially towards match officials, have no place in our sport.

I know that the start of any season is a busy time in clubs, and I hope that the use of technology and new systems, can alleviate some of the time commitment required. However, while technology helped us through the pandemic, I believe there is nothing like getting back into a room with people talking to each other. I know that clubs really missed this part of normal life, and it will be great to see a normal atmosphere restored to clubhouses from the start of the season.

I look forward to visiting many of our clubs and schools in the year ahead and meeting as many people as possible involved in our wonderful game.

For now, I wish your Club all the very best for the season ahead. I hope that all your teams at all levels have a successful season and that all the members of your Club thoroughly enjoy the year.

Yours sincerely

John Robinson