Current Connacht Scrum Half John Cooney (middle), seen here presenting his Ireland U-21 6 Nations jersey to former DLSP President John Dwyer for display in the clubhouse
Established in March 1975, this will be the 42nd season of youth’s rugby in the club, making it the oldest of a Senior Club in Leinster.
During this time, some of those who played on a Sunday morning in Kilternan have went onto play at the highest levels including Ireland and The Lions (retired Leinster players Luke Fitzgerald & Malcolm O'Kelly, being two), with current Senior inter provincials Connacht Scrum Half John Cooney and Leinster Academy player Steve Crosbie, also having started their rugby careers on a Sunday morning in Kirwan Park.
Others to graduate to full Senior Inter pro status include: Eoghan Hickey (Leinster, Munster & London Irish), Damian McCabe (Connacht) and Irish Youths internationals Josh O'Rourke, Karl Moran and Kevin Dolan.
At Youth level the players are introduced to competitive rugby and each squad actively participates in the various IRFU organised leagues along with invitational events.
Each squad is supported with fully trained and Garda vetted Coaches.
There is a greater emphasis on individual contribution to the team’s results along with a greater awareness of the IRFU’s ‘Respect’ programme.
If you are thinking of bringing your child along to try rugby in our club you are very welcome. All you need is a Gum Shield!
In our experience we would recommend that you bring them along to training for at least a month and see how they get on. Hopefully they like it and want to join, then you can talk to your team's administrator regarding memberships, etc.
Also we have a "BOOT BOX SCHEME", this is where boots that are grown out of are left into the club by families to be passed onto other children, always in excellent condition and sometimes nearly brand new.
SO DON'T BUY BOOTS WITH OUT CHECKING - every week boots are left in and taken, so check a few times. Also if you have boots that your children haven grown out of, please consider donating them for re-use
The group trains every Sunday morning from and each squad
trains one or two nights a week from Tuesday to Thursday.
Eligibility is based on the date of birth (DOB) within the calendar year as follows:
Listed below is the main contact for every Youth age group, please feel free to contact them directly on the phone number provided or by clicking on the link to send them a direct e mail:
U-13’s Administrator: Gerry Grady, 087 2682185 or by e-mail by clicking on the following direct link: http://firstname.lastname@example.org Training commences at 10.45am on Sunday morning's
U14's Administrator: Lisa Toner, 086 8585692 or directly by e-mail by clicking on the following link: http://email@example.com Training commences at 12.00pm on Sunday morning's
U15's Administrator: Joanna Ross, 086 602 9056 or directly by e-mail by clicking on the following link:http://firstname.lastname@example.org Training commences at 12.00pm on Sunday morning's
U16's Administrator: John Connolly, 087 9018007 or directly by e-mail by clicking on the following line: http://email@example.com Training commences at 12.00pm on Sunday morning's
U17's Head Coach: Norman Byrne, 086 3801801 or directly by e-mail by clicking on the following link:http://firstname.lastname@example.org Training commences at 12.00pm on Sunday morning's
U18.5 Administrator: Peter McKeown, 087 2501701 or directly by e-mail by clicking on the following link: http://Peter.McKeon@irishlife.ie Training commences at 12.00pm on Sunday morning's