About NUIG Women’s Rugby  

2012/13 was an exceptional season for NUIG womens rugby. It saw us earn a spot in the final of the CUSAI Division 1 league and challenge the University of Limerick in a thrilling match which went down to the wire. We also succeeded in securing a semi-final Connacht Cup berth, losing to Buccaneers (eventual winners) and a third place finish in our league.

The 2013/14 calendar, set to be our busiest season ever, sees NUIG competing in Division 1 of the SSI/IRFU (formerly CUSAI) College League, Connacht Women’s League, Connacht Colleges 7s, IURU Kay Bowen Cup and CUSAI Intervarsity Championship.  

The past year has been an amazing one for Women’s rugby on a national level too. Fiona Coghlan captained the Women’s team to a historic Grand Slam and the Ireland Women’s Sevens team qualified for the Rugby World Cup and IRB Sevens World Series.

This year also saw the announcement of a Women’s Olympic Sevens Programme to qualify for the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

Women’s Rugby has never been more popular and now you can GIVE IT A TRY!

No experience/prior knowledge of the game is necessary and fun is guaranteed! If you see yourself on the road to Rio or you’re just looking for a good way to have fun and stay fit in college come down and see what we’re all about.  Training takes place at the University Sports Complex every Monday and Wednesday at 7.30 sharp. New members, experienced and non-experienced, are welcome to join at any point of the season. Contact the squad at nuigwomensrugby@gmail.com for more information. Find us on Facebook .

2013-2014 Committee

Captain – Rita Breen (Commerce)

Secretary / Student Fixtures Secretary – Hannah Smith (Science)

Treasurer – Eliza Kelly (Engineering)

PRO – Rita Breen (Commerce) & Edel McMahon (Science)

First Aider – Elaine Johnson (Arts)

Coaching Panel

Simon Lawless

Luke O’Donnell


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