This article needs additional citations for verification. (January 2014) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
|Full name||Highfield Rugby Football Club|
|Ground(s)||Woodleigh Park, Cork (Capacity: ~4000)|
|League(s)||All-Ireland League, 2A|
Highfield Rugby Football Club is a rugby union club based in Cork, Ireland, playing in Division 1B of the All-Ireland League. The club was founded in 1930 and was elevated to senior status in the province of Munster in 1953. Before moving to its present grounds at Woodleigh Park, the club was based in fields off Magazine Road between Highfield Avenue and Highfield West, where the team derived its name. The current ground is now located near a park called Highfield Lawn. The club currently fields teams in Division 2A of the All-Ireland League. Irish Rugby union International, Donncha O'Callaghan, is a product of the Highfield Youth system.
The club also has a women's team who participate in Division 1 of the All Ireland League (AIL), featuring two Irish International players, Laura Guest and Heather O'Brien who were part of the 2013 Six Nations Grand Slam winning team. The Munster Cup competition was retired in 2013 meaning that the club retain the cup as they were the holders in that season.
In January 2011, Highfield RFC unveiled a new flood-lit, all-weather facility; comprising 3 'state-of-the-art' astro-turf pitches. These pitches are available to all Highfield teams for training and allow training programmes during the winter months. The pitches are also used for 5 a-side soccer, tag rugby and other sports and activities.
- All-Ireland Under-18 champions - 2009
- Munster Junior League Champions - 2002
- Munster Junior Cup (5) - 1937, 1942, 1945, 1972, 2019
- "Highfield Are Junior Cup Winners". Munster Rugby. 12 May 2019. Retrieved 12 May 2019.