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Our Men’s 1s and 2s play in the Leinster League. Training is at 7.30pm sharp on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Our Legends team, consisting of retired players, plays two to three games a year mostly against touring opposition.

Our Men’s also play on the Summer 7s circuit, taking in competitions in Kinsale, Kilkenny, Athlone and Tullamore, amongst others, as well as playing overseas.

 

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Railway runs a high performance women’s 15s & 7s programme, with a focus on high-level coaching, athletic development, medical support and analysis.

Railway have a fully-floodlit pitch, gym, training areas, dressing rooms, showering facilities, fully licensed bar, kitchen and catering, function and meetings rooms, and outdoor entertainment and BBQ areas onsite. The club is part of the overall Railway Union Sports Club, which offers tennis, hockey, cricket, bowls and soccer.

From September to April, Railway field two adult 15s teams in the All Ireland League and Leinster League Division 1.

From May to August, Railway field both adult & U20s 7s teams and play a number of tournaments in Ireland and overseas.

 

Training Times

Monday & Wednesday from 6.40pm will be our normal group training.

Our Skills Development sessions are every Friday at 6.30pm.

We will return to normal Tuesdays & Thursdays from mid September once games start, with Skills on Monday evenings.

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We run a girls’ schools programme during the school year that involves a structured programme of coaching and culminates in a tournament for the participating schools, participation in a Leinster or IRFU GX7s tournament, or an internal school tournament.

There are programmes at all levels, including primary and secondary from 1st to 6th year. The coaching incorporates tag, touch and 7s rugby.

Railway provides coaching that can be hosted at your school at a time and day of your choosing. Alternatively, for schools with limited facilities, we can host training at our grounds in Sandymount.

All Railway coaches are appropriately accredited and garda-vetted

The coaching level and programme is of the highest quality and as well as engendering a love of rugby and sport amongst girls, has produced numerous schools 7s internationals and full Ireland 7s internationals.

Where you have existing rugby coaches, we can provide the programme to them.

We host additional ‘open sessions’ set days at Railway for girls participating in the programme where we can work on individual skills with them

Requirements from the School

We would require a ‘champion’ within the schools to promote the programme amongst the girls and be present at the training. This would ideally be a teacher or existing sports coach

Railway would assist in the promotion by providing posters and other promotional material

The school ‘champion’ would also be present on the day of the tournament to manage the school team

Benefits to the School and Your Pupils

This can complement your existing sports programme by offering equal opportunities to girls in your school to play rugby and help in increasing female participation in sports

It can aid the school in achieving their Active School Flag status

This program will provide another opportunity for the girls in your school to become more active. Being involved with rugby will not only develop your pupils’ fitness, but will also help to develop communication skills, leadership skills, the ability to focus and many more life skills

All sessions are designed to have full participation by pupils in a fun, safe environment

Our goal is to introduce the opportunity of sampling rugby to as many young people as possible. We do so in a professional manner with the player’s enjoyment and interaction at the core of all our sessions

For further information, please email us at girlsrugby@railwayunionrfc.com

The Legends is Railway’s Over 35s side, made up mostly of retired members who get together two to three times a year to play a game mostly against touring opposition and often around the Irish international games. These are great occasions where old friends catch up and tell tall tales !

The Legends don’t train, nor do they need to !

For further information, please contact us.

If you have played for Railway and you want to be reconnect with the club as a Railway Legend, please contact us at info@railwayunionrfc.com and we’ll be in touch with you.

Play Against The Legends

If your team is coming to Dublin and would like to play the Railway Legends, we can offer you:

  • Training facilities (if required)
  • A competitive and fun game against a team of similar age profile and ability
  • Changing rooms and showers
  • Organised referee
  • Bar and food
  • A hell of a party !

Railway Union is ten minutes from the Aviva stadium and from the RDS.

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