Cill Dara RFC

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Cill Dara RFC
Crest of Cill Dara RFC.jpg
Crest of Cill Dara RFC
Full name Cill Dara Rugby Football Club
Union IRFU
Founded 1976
Ground(s) Beech Park, Kildare
Chairman Conor Byrne
Coach(es) Aidan Tyrell
Chris Moore

Cill Dara RFC is an Irish rugby club based in Kildare, Leinster, playing in Division 2A of the Leinster League. The club colours are a combination of red, white and black.


The Rev. Father E.D. O' Connor, O.Carm and former president Joe Flanagan were the driving forces behind the founding of the club back in 1976, and the club was affiliated to the Leinster Branch of the IRFU the very next year.

The fledgling club was not particularly successful in their first season(s), but did manage to field two teams.

The club has grown substantially over the last 40 years and can count Fergus McFadden and Johne Murphy as former youth players. It currently has over 350 mini and youth members and fields two senior men's teams and a senior women's team - the Midland Falcons - in an amalgamation with Naas, Newbridge and Portarlington rugby clubs.

The current president of Cill Dara is Conor Byrne.