There is a very proud history and tradition of rugby in the Coleraine area and the school has played a major role in this. The school compete in a large volume of fixtures and competitions on a weekly basis and is regarded as one of the top rugby playing schools in the province. The school has fantastic facilities for rugby with nine well maintained pitches, a floodlit training area, modern changing facilities and a fully equipped strength and conditioning suite that is utilised by pupils from Year 11 onwards.
The school has bolstered its reputation in recent years with a number of individual and team successes including reaching the Schools’ Cup Semi-Final in 2015 and the Medallion winning the Medallion Plate and Bowl. The 1stXV won the Ulster Schools’ Bowl Competition in 2019 with a 26-16 victory over Friends in the final. The 2nd XV also won the Ulster Schools’ 2ndXV Plate in 2018 & 2019 with victory over Portadown College on both occasions. Junior School teams compete regularly in regional and province wide tournaments and are always very competitive at these events. The school annually hosts one of the biggest junior rugby tournaments across Ireland level with 24 teams competing at Under 12 level. This is one of the highlights on the junior rugby calendar and is a fantastic event for all players, coaches and parents involved.
One of the founding schools, Coleraine Academical Institution has produced a number of high profile stars who have represented both Ulster and Ireland over the years including Jonathan Bell and Andrew Trimble. They also reached the schools’ cup final 33 times.
Coleraine Grammar School has also had a number of players involved in the Ulster Under 16, 17, 18 and 19 squads in recent years with Rory Telfer, Nathan Ogborne, David Milford and Harry Hughes all representing Ulster in Interprovincial fixtures in the summer of 2021.
Mr Boyd – CGS Head of Rugby
RUGBY CLUB STAFFING 2021-2022
|RUGBY CLUB TRAINING SCHEDULE 2021-2022|
|Year 8||Monday||LR Pitches||11.15-12.55pm||Mr Elliott|
|Year 9||Monday||LR Pitches||2.35-4.30pm||Mr Beggs|
|LR Hall (Commences 4/11*)||7.45-8.30am|
|Year 10||Monday||LR Pitches0||3.25-4.45pm||Mr Overend|
|Wednesday||LR Hall (Commences 3/11*)||7.45-8.30am|
|Medallion||Tuesday||CR Gym (S&C)||7.30-8.30am||Mr Gaston|
|Seniors||Monday||CR Gym (Group 1 S&C)||6.30-8pm||Mr Boyd
|Tuesday||CR Pavilion (Group 2 S&C)||7.30-8.30am|
|Wednesday||CR Pavilion (Group 1 S&C)||7.30-8.30am|
|Thursday||CR Pavilion (Group 2 S&C)||7.30-8.30am|
|RUGBY CLUB FIXTURES 2021-2022|
|DATE||OPPOSITION||SENIORS||MEDXV, U14XV, U13XV||U12S|
|Mid-Week||Limavady GS||H||Med (A – Tues) & U14 (A-Mon)||Training|
|09/10/2021||RBAI||H||A||LGS (H – Fri)|
|23/10/2021||HALF TERM – NO FIXTURES|
|30/10/2021||HALF TERM – NO FIXTURES|
|Mid-Week||Foyle College||H||Med & U14 (A – Tues) & U13 (A Thurs)||A (Thurs)|
|25/12/2021||XMAS – NO FIXTURES|
|01/01/2022||XMAS – NO FIXTURES|
|19/02/2022||HALF TERM – NO FIXTURES|