Rugby (Men & Women)

Ollscoil na Gaillimhe (University of Galway) has a long and proud history of rugby in Galway. Since co-founding the IRFU in 1874 the club has won more Connacht Cups than any other club in the province. Over its many successful years at senior rugby the club has contributed numerous players to international university sides, and at full international level, 10 college players have been selected to play for their country, 4 while still members of this club, perhaps the most successful among them Ciaran Fitzgerald (Irish and Lions captain).
  • Both of our men's teams were promoted last year, and the J1's will now play J1A for the coming season and the J2's will play in the J2A league for the coming season 23/24 


Rugby Scholarships on offer;

Unlike most rugby clubs the University of Galway Rugby clubs offers a wide variety of scholarships including;

  • New Zealand Scholarship - the opportunity to go to New Zealand and play for Whangamata Rugby club. For the past number of years we have been sending 3 men out to play for this team and have been part of winning the premier league this year. We also offer the same scholarship to the woman’s team sending two woman to play with the haurakinorthdiamonds and the woman also had a lot off success as they were runners up in the Waikato final. The New Zealand scholarship runs every summer from the end of April - the middle of July.

Along with our New Zealand scholarships we also offer two other scholarships,

  • the Rugby Foundation scholarship and our Elite Rugby Scholarship.

History

Ollscoil na Gaillimhe (University of Galway) has a long and proud history of rugby in Galway. Since co-founding the IRFU in 1874 the club has won more Connacht Cups than any other club in the province. Over its many successful years at senior rugby the club has contributed numerous players to international university sides, and at full international level, 10 college players have been selected to play for their country, 4 while still members of this club, perhaps the most successful among them Ciaran Fitzgerald (Irish and Lions captain).

Achievements

Mens:

  • Maughan Scally Cup 2020 - Winners
  • Connacht Junior plate 2022 - Winners
  • Curley Cup 2022 - Winners
  • SSI third tier All Ireland Cup 2019 - Winners 
  • Both of our men's teams were promoted last year and the J1's will now play J1A for the coming season and the J2's will play in the J2A league for the coming season 23/24 

Womens:

In our team we have 2 Connacht Women's Team players, Alana Roche and Rochelle Connelly. 4 with the Connacht Emerging Talents Academy, Molly Ager, Mia Williams, Kate O'Meara and Aisling Hahessy.

  • Kay Bowen Cup - Runners up 2021
  • Connacht Cup division 2 - semi-finalists
  • Connacht League division 2 - semi-finalists

U20's:

  • JP Flanagan Premier 3 - finalists 

Meetings

Training for both the men and women's teams are in Dangan (University of Galway Dangan Sports Ground, Dangan Heights, Galway).

  • Women: Mondays & Wednesdays, 19:30-20:45
  • Men J1 & J2:  Tuesdays & Thursdays, 19:00-20:30
  • Under 20s: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 18:30-20:00

Please keep an eye on our Clubs Calendar for Events and also any social media pages such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact us at rugby@clubs.nuigalway.ie and visit our social media.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CVP9Xf6suQu/

https://www.instagram.com/university_of_galway_wrfc/ 

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Rugby (Men & Women)
Ollscoil na Gaillimhe (University of Galway) has a long and proud history of rugby in Galway. Since co-founding the IRFU in 1874 the club has won more Connacht Cups than any other club in the province. Over its many successful years at senior rugby the club has contributed numerous players to intern

Committee Members
Womens Club Rep:Molly Ager
Club Captain:Charlotte Miller
Public Relations Officer (PRO):Daniel Bent
Club Secretary:Ben Clarke
Club Treasurer:Christian Clarke
Public Relations Officer (PRO):Jayden Murphy
Public Relations Officer (PRO):Miriam Finnegan
Vice Captain:Andrew Hamilton
Health & Safety Officer:Aisling Hahessy
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