The Junior Section of the club train every Monday (7pm-8.30pm) and Wednesday (7.30pm – 9pm) in Donnybrook. We currently have 3 Junior teams competing in Metro Leagues 4, 9 & 11. If you would like to join us, please contact Darragh Sheeran on 086 1736001 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ronan O’Neill, Sam Hartigan, Kevin O’Brien, Corry McCarthey, Emmet Sheridan, Sean Geraghty & Darragh Sheeran
2XV: Metro Division 3. Play mostly on Sundays but also the odd Saturday
3XV: Metro Division 4. Play Friday nights but also the odd Sunday
4XV: Metro Division 9. Play Saturday morning/afternoons
5XV: Metro Division 11. Play Saturday morning/afternoons
A Thriving and Welcoming Junior Section
The Club has seen a number of Junior teams succeeded in delivering silverware to the trophy cabinet over the past 10yrs. Last season, 2015/16, all Junior teams reached their respective League Finals (Div3,5 & 9) but unfortunately we were beaten narrowly in all 3. The Junior section is heart of the club, they have great fun and remain competitive at the same time. There is an extremely strong bond within the group of players and coaches.
The Junior section ensures that Junior tours are organised regularly with recent tours to the U.K. and the continent. In 2006 as part of the 125th Season 49 Rangers comprising of Senior and Junior sections accompanied by some of the club’s Alickadoos toured Argentina and Chile. More recently, tours to Sweden, the UK and France have taken place. We plan on touring in April 2017 – what this space
Junior Section Ethos
In the Junior section, everyone does their bit to make the section what it is, whether it is making the odd telephone call, taking in the flags and pads after the game or helping make a social event a success. This mantra of all lending a small hand makes the goals of success and fun all the easier to achieve.
Organised and enjoyable rugby are the main criteria for a competitive and vibrant playing environment and this is demonstrated with the numerous successes to date. The Junior section is noted for the friendly welcome, camaraderie, emphasis on fun and the organised structures in place.
The Junior section trains in Donnybrook and all are welcome, home matches are played at both H.Q. in Donnybrook and at our second ground in Glenamuck, a 20 minute drive from Donnybrook. The Junior section boasts members from many countries and counties, the mantra of the veritable melting pot continues. Amongst the ranks of the Junior section it has also produced it’s fair share of International rugby players representing Cyprus, Austria, Switzerland and Kazakhstan.
Donnybrook Gym Facility
All members of the club can avail of the spacious and modern gym under the 2,500 seater stand completed in 2007.
League and Cup Honours
Since 2006 the club has won the following 9 leagues and cup honours:
Junior 1 B League 2010
Junior 2 B League 2010
Junior 2 B League 2011
Junior 4 Pennant 2009
Junior 4 League 2009
Junior 5 League 2013
Over’s League 2010 and 2013
O’Connor Cup 2006
Fox Cup 2010
The Under 20’s won the Pennant League and Gale Cup double in 2009.
The Under 18’s won the Leinster Cup in 2015.