Railway Union RFC

Railway Union RFC

The new season is well and truly underway at Railway Union RFC, with men, women and underage teams all back at training since July. Sunday 8th September saw the launch of the Railway Locos, the minis programme which caters for boys and girls aged between 6-12.

Over 50 kids turned up with many parents coming along to meet the coaches, see the club facilities and even lend a hand. Leo the Lion was assisting the coaches with games and drills and everyone enjoyed a BBQ afterwards.

Locos Training takes place from 10am to 11.15am on Sunday mornings in Park Avenue. For further details, please email locos@railwayunionrfc.com

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Other exciting news in Railway was the selection of Emma Murphy to the Irish Under 19 Girls team. Emma and the team achieved a 4th place finish at their first tournament, the UK School Games. Emma, a pupil at The High School Rathgar, became Railway’s first ever female international and the club’s first Irish international in over 100 years. Ringsend’s Stacey Flood had been in the final training squad only for injury to rule her out of the last session. Railway’s Girls Schools 7s programme last February was the first time both girls played rugby. Since the conclusion of the programme in April, they’ve been training in Railway’s girls 7s academy.

All teams are still recruiting and anyone interested in joining should email info@railwayunionrfc.com. U15s and U18s girls rugby has also kicked off at Railway. As the only Dublin club offering competitive rugby for girls of this age, Railway is intent on providing quality coaching to uncover future Leinster, Irish and Olympic stars.


Small: Leo the Lion hugs a happy kid at Minis Rugby Open Day.

Big: The Irish U19s girls team. Emma Murphy, Railway’s representative
is in the back row and second from the right.

By Kirstin Smith