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Why Join Us

Our club is open to all and we can offer something to everybody of all gender, nationality, ability and background.

Here we outline what we can offer you as a player, as a member/volunteer, and as a parent…

As a player, we can offer you the following:

  • Centrally located club with access to DART / public transport
  • Progressive and friendly club environment
  • Fully integrated club, where all teams and all players are valued and treated equally
  • Top class training and playing facilities, including a club gym, male and female changing rooms and showers, and club bar for socialising afterwards
  • Quality coaching teams, with excellent specialist guest coaches
  • Competitive winning teams, as well as social sides
  • Focus on your individual development so as to allow you to achieve your rugby potential – be it social player, competitive club player, Leinster, Ireland or future Olympian
  • Specific one-hour technical player development skills coaching sessions on Tuesday and Thursday evenings
  • Match standard floodlights to play and train (ensuring evening matches)
  • An advanced Player Welfare Programme, led by Leinster Team Doctor Professor John Ryan and includes physiotherapy and strength and condiditioning coach, that covers prehab, rehab, functional assessments, injury prevention, and achieving optimal fitness levels for rugby
  • Strong social scene, including start of season tour, various events throughout the year, Kinsale 7s, and end of season tour
  • A circle of male and female friends outside of your normal environment
  • Active club roles available for work experience and other opportunities
  • Network opportunities with the Railway Union Business Network, which will allow you to engage in the local community and provide networking opportunities that may assist in work and/or business opportunities
  • Railway Union is focused on being a community-based club, which means we focus on working with, in and for our community. This will give you a sense of achievement, of ‘involvement’ in your local community, and of ‘giving something back’
  • Active participation and work experience opportunities to develop your management, professional and people skills in a professional setting. Working with achievers in many areas of business and the community, you will get guidance and feedback. This can add to your CV and give valuable work experience in an area you might want to break into. We have countless examples of members who’ve gained experience in certain club roles who have gone onto find similar roles professionally

If you’d like talk about what Railway can offer you, please contact us.

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As a parent of a child playing in Railway, we can offer you and your child the following:

  • A fun and enjoyable environment for your child and one where they are valued and encouraged
  • Introduction to the sport of rugby in a safe, controlled and friendly environment
  • Introduction to the ethos and values of the game, including fairness, integrity, respect, inclusiveness, discipline and team work
  • Garda-vetted and appropriately accredited and trained coaches, who are supervised by an experienced Director of Underage Rugby
  • An established pathway for your son or daughter to progress in the club and the sport as they grow and develop
  • A focus on learning the basics of the game along with the skills of agility, balance and co-ordination
  • An encouragement of physical activity
  • Low coach/player ratio, allowing to focus on developing individual skills and integration
  • Monitored progression and parental feedback
  • The opportunity for your child to meet other children (and for you to meet other parents) and make lasting friends
  • The opportunity to play in festivals, both in Ireland and abroad, and to play international fixtures when we host visiting touring teams or travel abroad to tour ourselves
  • Structured to cater for children of all levels, allowing for development, encouragement and support of all
  • Top class training and playing facilities
  • Creation of common interest and bond with older siblings, parents and extended family
  • As part of the Leinster branch, it will allow your child to feel part of a bigger rugby community

If you’d like talk about what Railway can offer you and your child, please contact us here.

We are very open to non-players, both male and female, becoming involved in the leadership, management and administration of the club.

As a volunteer, we can offer you the following:

  • Centrally located club with access to DART / public transport
  • Progressive and friendly club environment
  • A circle of male and female friends outside of your normal environment
  • Active club roles available for work experience and other opportunities
  • Network opportunities with the Railway Union Business Network, which will allow you to engage in the local community and provide networking opportunities that may assist in work and/or business opportunities
  • Railway Union is focused on being a community-based club, which means we focus on working with, in and for our community.  This will give you a sense of achievement and of ‘involvement’ in your local community, a sense of ‘giving something back’
  • Active participation and work experience opportunities to develop your management, professional and people skills in professional setting.  Working with achievers in many areas of business and the community, you will get guidance and feedback.  This can add to your CV and give valuable work experience in an area you might want to break into.  We have countless examples of members who’ve gained experience in certain club roles who have gone onto find similar roles professionally

If you’d like talk about what Railway can offer you, please contact us here.

Get in touch



I first heard of Railway when I moved to Dublin three years ago. At that point I had just turned 18 and was yet to play rugby at a senior level. Despite this, I was made to feel welcome and wanted at the club, which is something that makes playing rugby much more enjoyable and fun. Joining Railway has provided me with endless opportunities ranging from playing overseas in a US Olympic Development Academy, making friends for life through a great social scene and getting involved with the Ireland 7’s team. I’m now about to start my 4th season playing for the club and I can’t imagine playing for anybody else.

Niamh

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