The Junior Section of the club train every Monday & Wednesdays (7pm-8.30pm) in Energia Park, Donnybrook. We currently have a number of Junior teams competing in Leinster Seconds League and Leinster Metro Leagues. If you would like to join us, please contact Ross Jones on 087 9853790 or Gavin Walsh on 087 222 7575.
2XV: Leinster 2nds League. Play lunchtime on Saturdays
3XV: Metro Division 7. Play home games on Friday nights, away games on Saturday afternoons
4XV: Metro Division 8 Play Saturday morning/afternoons
Coaches & Management
Ross Jones, Scott Simpson, Barry Duffy, Ross O’Donovan, Niall O’Loughlin.
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. The J2s won the League and Cup Double in the 2019/20 season. Our J4s won the O’Connor Cup in the 2018/19 Season. 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 2019 – 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 Energia Park Donnybrook and all are welcome. Home matches are played at both H.Q. in Energia Park (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 10 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 and 2019
Fox Cup 2010
Leinster Seconds League 1A, Winners 2020
Jimmy Byrne Cup (J2) 2020
The Under 20’s won the Pennant League and Harry Gale Cup double in 2009.
The Under 18’s won the Leinster Cup in 2015.