Portlaoise Rugby Club

We very much appreciate the collaboration with the Laois Sports Partnership and Leinster Rugby in supporting the development of coaches in Portlaoise Rugby Football Club. We have a Youth Coaching Course planned for 7th January 2024 @Portlaoise RFC. This Leinster Rugby Coaching Course will lead to an exceptional experience for all our players. We have actively recruited members of the teaching staff from all the schools in the catchment area of Portlaoise RFC. This will enhance and build on the great work already in place at these schools as part of our targeted connection and collaboration with the community. Our aim through our PRFC Strategic Plan is to increase rates of participation and improved performance levels in collaboration with all the community of Portlaoise. 

Photo – Ciarán Reilly, Director of Rugby, PRFC, Caroline Myers, Laois Sports Partnership & John Bagnall, Leinster Rugby.

03/03/24  Champions -Our Under 16s win the North Midlands Area final against Naas 34 to 30. Well done to the players, coaches, and supporters smile

23/2/24 Our Under 18s beat Co Carlow RFC to reach the Leinster League Division 1 Semi-Final. Well done to all players, coaches and supporters involved cool (photo from previous game).

 Our U14 Girls are double Leinster winners 2 years in a row.  cool

The Silverware

OUR COMMUNITY

Portlaoise hosted the Leinster U10’s Kettle Festival on Saturday, with over 32 teams from 16 clubs taking part. This festival is named in honour of Balbriggan club stalwart Tom Kettle and showcases the talent of U10 players across Leinster. Saturday did not disappoint, with a feast of rugby on display by the stars of tomorrow. Massive work from PRFC youth and minis Coordinators Mark and Lynn and all volunteers who gave up their time. Special congratulations to the players and coaches for making it a resounding success! 

Some of our Senior players attending an evening with @emergingwithsophie as part of the Portlaoise RFC player development programme, ‘Cultivating a culture that enables Optimal Performance’. Huge thanks to Sophie Dooley for a very insightful session.

Huge congratulations to former PRFC player Eimear Corri on her call-up to the Irish Women’s Squad for the upcoming Six Nations Competition. Eimear continues to support PRFC Women’s rugby, visiting us last Sept to advise the future stars of the Women’s game—best of luck, Eimear, from all at PRFC. laughing

The first anniversary Mass for former Club President Pat Hooban (R.I.P) will be celebrated in the Portlaoise Parish Church @ 6.30pm on Saturday 17th February 2024. Refreshments afterwards in the Portlaoise Golf Club.

It was a cold start this morning, the 7th of January 2024, for all participants in the Leinster Rugby Youths Coaching course in Togher❄️❄️. With thanks to Laois Sports Partnership & Leinster Rugby for their support in the development of coaches at PRFC

Christmas Open Training Session Under the Lights supporting Women in Rugby followed by a pizza party. Thanks to everyone, players, parents, and past players who made it a great evening cool

Portlaoise CBS Senior Rugby team retained the Anne McInerney Cup, with the Junior side winning the Leinster Junior Development Rugby Shield Final at Donnybrook on 14th December 2023—huge congratulations from all at PRFC.

Christmas begins at PRFC. Some happy Mini players with their selection boxes laughing 

2021/22 Cup winners with the U18s were recently presented with their medals at PRFC Club House. Well done lads cool

U18.5s hosted a South African touring side on Sunday, 10th December, The Rhinos Academy from Johannesburg. Meal after in clubhouse where visitors, PRFC Club President & referee said a nice few words. Visitors awarded Darragh Townsend lock as Portlaoise side man of the match. In the end, SA won the game well, but it was a terrific contest.

“One of our Own” former PRFC player Alison Miller inducted into the Ireland  Rugby Player Hall of Fame. Congratulations Alison, from everyone at PRFC .

Irish Rugby | Horgan And Miller Inducted Into RPI Hall Of Fame

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