Highfield R.F.C.

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Highfield
Full nameHighfield Rugby Football Club
UnionIRFU
Nickname(s)"The Field"
Founded1930
RegionMunster
Ground(s)Woodleigh Park, Cork (Capacity: ~4000)
ChairmanEugene Carley
PresidentDermot Godsell
Coach(es)Tim Ryan
Captain(s)Fintan O'Sullivan
League(s)All-Ireland League, 2A
2017-182nd[1]
Team kit
Official website
highfieldrfc.ie

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.[citation needed] 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[2] 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.

Facility[edit]

In January 2011, Highfield RFC unveiled a new flood-lit,[3] 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.

Honours[edit]

Senior team[edit]

Junior team[edit]

  • All-Ireland Under-18 champions - 2009[4]
  • Munster Junior League Champions - 2002
  • Munster Junior Cup (5) - 1937, 1942, 1945, 1972, 2019[5]

Women's team[edit]

  • Munster Cup (2) - 2005, 2013[6]
  • National Women's Cup - 2013[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.irishrugby.ie/club/allirelandleagueandcup/tables.php?includeref=25146&season=2017-2018&comp=3147&stage=D2A
  2. ^ http://www.irishrugby.ie/squads/ireland_women.php
  3. ^ http://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/columnists/michael-moynihan/cons-legends-dont-all-take-to-the-field-145969.html
  4. ^ http://www.irishrugby.ie/news/15705.php
  5. ^ "Highfield Are Junior Cup Winners". Munster Rugby. 12 May 2019. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  6. ^ http://www.munsterrugby.ie/domestic/news/11781.php
  7. ^ http://www.munsterrugby.ie/domestic/news/11781.php