Welcome to the Old Christians Rugby Club – Glanmire, Cork.


This rugby club is the only comprehensive rugby club in the Northside of Cork City and caters for rugby players from under 7 in the Mini Rugby Section up to Under 20 in the Youth Rugby Section to Two rugby teams at adult level. It is an all inclusive club welcoming members from all areas near and far also promoting rugby in the ever expanding Glanmire,Mayfield,Ballyvolane and Northside  area.

Though founded over 50 years ago to cater for the ex pupils of Christians Brothers College, Cork, there is no requirement to have attended CBC to be a member. In fact, the current club bears little resemblence to the club that spent its early days in Carrigmore. Some twenty odd years ago, the club moved to Rathcooney, via Kilcully, and settled into what was then a rural location. With the changing educational and social patterns, the flow of players from C.B.C. has dried up somewhat, but the new location has delivered a huge catchment area to the club.
With an area covering Glanmire, White’s Cross, Rathcooney, Glenville etc, now adding to our traditional areas in Cork City, like Mayfield, Ballyvolane, Blackpool the club has had to expand rapidly to cater for the demand.
We have recently started Tag rugby for under 7’s and we go all the way up to the Under 20 age group. We field adult rugby teams at Junior One, Junior Two and under 20 levels. A feature of the club is the number of parents that have got involved at all levels.
The club now boasts three full size pitches, one floodlit to match standard, plus floodlit training areas, a gym, a large hall, six dressing rooms and a bar.
Membership is open to all, whether you have played before or a complete novice.

President Emily O’Connell
Chairman Colin Murphy
Hon Secretary Adrian O’Connell
Treasurer Darren Drummy
Pro Dave Philpott
Finance Colin Murphy/Darren Drummy
Director of Rugby Paul O’Connell
Mini Rugby Co Ordinator Shane Kavanagh
Youth officer Paul Redmond
Projects T.B.C.
Child Welfare Officer Caroline O’Connell
Fixture Sec Paul O’Connell
Grounds T.B.C.
Facilities Jim O’Connell