Welcome to Connemara RFC

Welcome to the website of the Connemara Rugby Football Club – also known as the Connemara Blacks!

Connemara RFC is a vibrant, community-based rugby club unique for its location in Clifden, Co. Galway, one of Ireland’s most beautiful areas.

We hope that his website will provide members, players, parents/guardians and the general public with all the information they seek about Connemara R.F.C. Please click on the links on the top of the page to check out news, fixtures, results and  relevant information on all team sections within Connemara RFC. Please email info@connemararfc.ie with all enquiries.

Connemara 7’s Tournament 1st, 2nd, 3rd July 2016

Download team registration form here

Connemara Sevens Team Registration Form 2016

Connemara Rugby 7’s  are now taking registrations for our annual tournament.  The tournament will run over 3 days – Friday evening, all day Saturday and finals on Sunday. The tournament intends to provide some fast paced rugby and a fun filled weekend in Clifden, the capital of Connemara.  We have a full line up of entertainment in the festival marquee with a Fancy Dress Party on Saturday night and pitch-side over the weekend.

The tournament will cater for both men’s and women’s teams Competitions.
This is an ideal opportunity for teams to test themselves against other clubs/teams before the season begins and can also double-up as an end of season get-together.

More than one entry per club is welcome, as are International & scratch teams. Each team consists of a maximum of 12 players. Fee’s must be submitted with the registration form and are non-refundable.

Refreshments will be available throughout the weekend at the pitch and local hotels will have very competitive accommodation rates for teams entered in the tournament. Limited camping areas will be available at the grounds and we suggest you book early if you wish to avail of it.

Please confirm interest ASAP via e-mail: info@connemararfc.ie or by contacting Rory on 0872203178. Closing date for applications and participation fees is Friday 27th May 2016. The tournament fills up fast so don’t delay!
Follow the Connemara 7’s on Facebook  – www.facebook.com/ConnemaraSevens.
This fun tournament will take place on the first weekend of July annually.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Yours in rugby,

Rory O’Toole
Connemara RFC
Phone: 0872203178
Email: info@connemararfc.ie



Connemara RFC Child Welfare Policy

Child Welfare Officer : Kim O’Donoghue


Connemara RFC has appointed Kim O’Donoghue as Child Welfare Officer. She is the initial point of contact for all issues identified in these procedures. She can be contacted at info@connemararfc.ie.  The CWO is committed to maintaining best practice in the area of child protection within Connemara RFC and operates in a fully confidential manner.

The role of the Child Welfare Officer is as follows:

1. Act at all times in the best interests of Age Grade Players.

2. Be intimately familiar with the provisions of the Code and Policy and the Guidelines and with such further information and requirements as may be provided or put in place by the IRFU.

3. Communicate with the appropriate Branch Child Welfare Officer on any matter on which the Club Child Welfare Officer considers it necessary to do so, or any matter in relation to Age Grade Players on which the advice or directions of the Union required.

4. Receive from the Branch Child Welfare Officer advice, information and directions from the IRFU concerning Age Grade Players and act accordingly.

5. Inform their Clubs of requirements made by the IRFU concerning Age Grade Players.

6. Ensure that they are in a position to respond accurately and promptly to queries from the IRFU as to the welfare of Age Grade Players in their club generally or in relation to any specific incident which may occur.

7. Be the contact person in the club for the Statutory Authorities regarding the welfare of age grade players.

Please refer to the IRFU Child Welfare Policy documents for further details on the Child Welfare policies and procedures being practiced by the club.

IRFU Child Welfare Policy: http://www.irishrugby.ie/childwelfare.



League Winners 2015


Congratulations to Eddie, Gerry, Joe, Gerard & all the lads on winning the Connacht Junior 1 League on St. Patrick’s Day.

 Dave McDonagh accepts the League Trophy

Connacht Rugby President Adrian Leddy presents the League Trophy to Connemara RFC Captain Dave McDonagh.

2015 League Winners

Connemara RFC Junior 1 League Winners 2015.

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Welcome to Connemara RFC


 Your Club Needs YOU!!!!

Volunteers needed to help out with refereeing & coaching for all age grades in this coming season. Courses will be held in Clifden.

So all you parents wishing to help your children’s club

please please call or text Gerry King @ 086-1798749 or Rory O’Toole @ 087-2203178 if your interested.

 Sponsorship Opportunities

Connemara RFC offers a range of sponsorship options, some of which are listed below. If you would like the opportunity to sponsor Connemara RFC in any way or would like further information please email here.We are very grateful to all of our sponsors and ask you to support them where possible. Visit our sponsor’s page here.

Pitch-side Hoardings: For information and costing on how to get your business advertised on a pitch-side hoarding please email here where we will be happy to advise you.

Match Sponsor & Match Ball Sponsor: For details on Match and Match Ball sponsorship packages for all matches please email here

Website: For details on advertising on the website please email here. An ideal opportunity for hotels, guesthouses, B&B’s, restaurants and local activities to advertise, attract and promote new business. If you would like to have your business added to our “Useful Links” page please let us know.

Event Sponsorship: For details of sponsorship opportunities for Connemara RFC events please email here

Youth/Mini Rugby Sponsorship: For all  enquiries about underage sponsorship email here or phone Kim on 087-1914857

For all enquiries or if you have any news, photo’s or suggestions that you would like to share on the website, please email info@connemararfc.ie

Thanks to our many Sponsors and Supporters

Sponsors Clifden Station House David Jameson Group Clifden SuperValu The Oil Company Clifden