Women’s Rugby

The GRFC Women’s Team are mid-way through the 2019/2020 season and currently sitting in third position in Division 3. They look forward to a successful return to the season in 2020. Currently in their 7th season of rugby at Greystones Rugby Football Club, the team’s rugby skills continue to develop to meet the higher expectations of the 3rd division. The promotion from Division 4 to Division 3 came on the back of a Paul Flood Cup win against Wanderers last April, bringing home the first piece of silverware and pennant in the history of women’s rugby at G.R.F.C. The Women’s Team have a fantastic coaching team behind them: Paul Mahon, Former GRFC Club President – Rory O’Connor and his well experienced son Paul O’Connor. Through their support and knowledge the team continue to focus on improving skills and game play week on week. The 2019/2020 season saw three new faces joining the coaching team; Simon and Ben who focus on the backs and general ball handling skills of the team and Dan who keeps rucking tight and the forwards on their toes with clever play in both scrums and lineouts. Alex Naud continues to lead the team in her second term as Captain. A native French woman, Alex led the team to two finals in the 2018/2019 season. She is a natural leader and with her passion and knowledge of the sport, continues to motivate all team members during both highs and lows while always focusing on the positives in play. We are grateful for the support received from the Executive, Pavilion and grounds team in providing support, facilities and great pitches to play our matches on. Special thanks to Pierre, Paul Burke, Paddy, Justin and Willie for their ongoing support both at home and a friendly GRFC face at our away matches. GRFC continues to support the Girls and Women’s teams and encourages progression through the group tiers. The Women’s team are very fortunate to have a number of players join them from the U18s Girls’ Team over the last two seasons and now have a strong squad of 30. These younger players are a great addition to the squad; bringing different strengths and skills to the table. In addition to our home grown talent we have players from all over the world; some skilled at rugby, some coming from other sports and others joining a team sport for the first time. Greystones Women’s Team would like to take this opportunity to thank their sponsors; Deanta Consulting, South Wind Blows Ltd, Outer Limits and Teach Solas who have sponsored match tops, training tops, après match tops and gear bags in recent years. The team continue to welcome additional sponsors to help add to vital team equipment and gear. If you are interested in joining the team, training takes place on Mondays and Wednesdays at 8pm. For more details, contact Paul at [email protected]