Towards the end of the 1977/78 rugby season a group of 8 rugby enthusiasts had the idea of starting a rugby club in Ballincollig. They considered that in Ballincollig, a growing town with a population of approximately 10000 people, there would be a sufficient number of rugby players to form a good team. The formation of a club would also be an amenity for large numbers of children who would be growing up there. The enthusiasts were all from Ballincollig but played for different clubs.
Today, Ballincollig has a population of nearly 20000 and Ballincollig RFC has a very active playing membership of more than 500 minis, youths, and adults. We field boys and girls teams in every age grade from U6s up to U18s, and we have both mens’s and women’s adult teams. Currently, Ballincollig RFC are the only Cork club who have a Senior Women’s AIL team which proudly makes BRFC a Senior Rugby Club. We also are proud to have a mixed ability team , Ballincollig Trailblazers, who play competitively and represented the Club in the recent International Mixed Ability Rugby Tournament (IMART)
We are a community based inclusive club that provides playing opportunities for girls, boys, women and men of all abilities and welcomes people from all backgrounds. Our club culture promotes fun, friendship & fulfilling your full potential.
Ballincollig Rugby believes everyone should not just be allowed, but encouraged to play rugby. Our sport is rooted in a deep history of inclusion and the belief there is a position for everyone on the field and in our sport.
Ballincollig Rugby Club is responsible for ensuring that all those who wish to participate in rugby are treated fairly. All participants are given equal opportunity irrespective of age, ethnicity, disability, sex, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marriage & civil partnership or pregnancy & maternity.