Clontarf Rugby Club - A Few Interesting Facts

22 Nov 2013

Rugby is a sport that is at the heart of the Clontarf community and in the hearts of the people of Clontarf. 

Clontarf Rugby Club is The Dublin club that gave Cian Healy and Brian O’Driscoll their starts and is playing the Barbarians next April. 

Now a household name, the O'Driscoll family have a long history with CRC as Frank and Bill O’Driscoll, Brian’s father and grandfather, played for Clontarf at centre and scrum-half respectively. Frank was a fine player, who captained Clontarf in 1976 and played for Ireland against Argentina. Unfortunately, back then Argentina were not listed as a Test nation.

The Club itself has a long history and below are a few facts:

Clontarf Rugby Club Facts

  • Founded: 1876
  • Home grounds: Castle Avenue
  • Club colours: Blue and Red hoops, white shorts, blue and red hooped socks
  • Club Captain: Ben Reilly [Ireland Clubs and Colleges]
  • Honours: Leinster League in [2007/08], A.I.L Division Two [96/97], Smithwicks Floodlit Tropy [x3]
  • Notable Internationals: Cian Healy [40 caps], Paddy Lawlor [12 caps], Fergus Dunlea [3 caps], JJ Fortune [2 caps], James Downey (1 Cap).
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  • Twitter: @ClontarfRugby

Cian Healy in action for Clontarf in 2007. INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Read more about Clontarf Rugby Club and tales of controversial cup final decisions, the winger that almost broke the All Blacks’ spell and the O’Driscoll family legacy on The

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