Railway Union Rugby Club

Our teams reflect our club vision and rugby in Railway caters for players at all stages of their life.  We cater for players and members of both genders aged between 6 and 60+.


  • Rugby in Railway begins with The Railway Locomotives, affectionately known as The Locos, our minis programme.  The Locos cater for boys and girls between 6 and 12 years of age and introduces them to the ethos and values of the game in a safe and controlled environment
  • Once our players finish at minis level and reach secondary school, boys in our community generally continue playing rugby exclusively at their school, whereas the girls from our Locos programme graduate to our U15 and U18 girls’ rugby teams
  • Once their schools rugby days are over, our boys move to our Men’s U20s and then to one of our three senior men’s teams and our girls move from the girls U18s to one of our three senior women’s teams
  • Finally, our retired men’s players tend to end up on Legends team.  The Legends play two to three games a year, usually against touring opposition and it always tends to be one of the biggest social occasions of the season in the clubhouse.  The oldest player to tog out for the Legends was Mick Dempsey, who played against Les Zespoirs of France in 2012, aged 82
  • Retired players often return to coach, manage or lead, either at underage level or senior level, and the cycle continues

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http://www.leinsterrugby.ie/domestic/news/14862.php#.VyscvvkrJdh About Railway Union RFC The club has had much success since it started Women’s rugby four years ago, having won 19 trophies across all female teams in the club, including multiple All Ireland &...

Railway Union AGM

Members are reminded that the Railway Union Sports Club AGM takes place this evening, 21st April, at 7pm. See agenda below, the George Beard Cup will be awarded at the AGM, ladies club member of the year Margaret Shaw is nominated for this prestigious award. All...

Our Teams

Training Times

Our girls U18s and U15s train from 6pm to 7pm on Tuesday during the 15-a-side season (September through April) Our girls 7s academy trains at 7pm sharp on Tuesdays and Fridays during 7s season (April through August).

All ages catered for

We field male and female teams for all ages and cater for players of all backgrounds, gender, ability and nationality. From 6 to 60+, Railway has a place for you.

Our Vision

Our vision is to be an inclusive, community-based rugby club and have our club cater for players of all abilities, backgrounds, nationalities and gender. In Railway, all players are equal, regardless of which team they play on, their ability, their background or their gender.  This is one of our core values.  There is no ‘hierarchy’ at Railway, all teams and players mix together freely, and all teams get equal support from the club to achieve their goals.

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