Club profiles: Rugby (Mens)

Rugby (Mens)

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Ollscoil na hEireann Gaillimh RFC (UCG) has a long and proud history of rugby in Galway. Since co-founding the IRFU in 1874 the club has won more Connacht Cups than any other club in the province. Over its many successful years at senior rugby the club has contributed numerous players to international university sides, and at full international level, 10 college players have been selected to play for their country, 4 while still members of this club, perhaps the most successful among them Ciaran Fitzgerald (Irish and Lions captain).


Connacht Senior Cup Titles - 34

Connacht U20 Cup Titles – 10 (Most recent 2015)

Irish Senior International Players - 10

Current International Representative Players

Conan O’Donnell         Ireland U20 (2015)

Peter Claffey               Ireland U19 (2015)

John Moloney              Ireland U19 (2015)


Champions 3 years in a row


Students who are members of NUIG are eligible for NUIG Elite Sports Scholarship.