Developing Girls Rugby in Killarney

The pathways for girls / ladies’ rugby have grown immensely in the last few years. This has been down to the fantastic work ethic of the members of the committee who identified ladies’ rugby as a key objective for development over 7 years ago.

Driven at the start by Liam Murphy, Denise Treacy and Fiona Landers with help from Denis Corridan, we have come a long way in 5 years!

Killarney RFC have actively utilized social media platforms, local newspapers , annual “Give it a Try”, and the best promotion of all our work itself. Killarney RFC are recognised within the community and its hinter land as being supportive and developing of rugby for underage players. This was been recognised in recent times with the club being awarded Mini club and Youth club of the year for Munster.

Our u18 team ironically flourished during Covid 19 restrictions as it provided a welcome opportunity for many young ladies to try out rugby. A opportunity that has enabled Killarney RFC to now have an u18 team going forward into Munster development competitions.

The success of the numbers coming to u18 has been greatly helped from the support of the Munster Development officers. Willie Schubert, Ken Imbusch and Brian O’Dowd along with the Community Development officer have attended training throughout the season providing expert tuition and advice to our U14, u16 and u18 ladies.

Their coaching and training along with in house expertise and support have led to a number of Killarney RFC ladies representing the club on Munster development teams. A positive sign of immense growth in a relative short space of time.

Killarney rugby club is only as strong as its members, of which our playing and club membership have steadily risen. As always, the parents are the prominent supporters of the club, regularly transporting players to pitches all over Munster in unpredictable weather conditions all with smiles on their faces. Killarney RFC are proud, and all its members stand proud in the town with a GAA stronghold, testimony to the continued outstanding work of the committee.

in 2022 our amazing U16 went and secured their place in history winning the Munster U16 League and Cup double. Since then we have girls representing Munster at both U16 and U18 levels! The future looks bright!

For any details contact our Female Liaison Officer Fiona Landers on 087-2304689 or check out the individual page sections for training times..

Killarney RFC - The new home of girls rugby in Kerry

We are dedicated to the promotion of girls rugby in Killarney and the surrounding areas. The development of girls rugby within our club with a focus on fun, inclusion and player development is at the core of all we do.


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