Monivea Rugby Football Club was established in 1972 and is the home club of Connacht Rugby’s Scrum-half, Caolin Blade. Located on the periphery of the idyllic Monivea Woods, the grounds consist of two full size pitches, changing rooms, catering and ample parking. The club accommodates children from the age of 6 up to adult players. It is the only Rugby Club for 20km in East Galway and caters to a number of schools in the Monivea and Athenry hinterlands.
Monivea has had great success over the years and helped in no small part by the contribution of coaches like Eddie O’Sullivan, Dan McFarland and John Muldoon. For a country club within a GAA stronghold, Monivea RFC led the way in Mini Rugby long before it became popular. Membership opens in September.
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The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2018 – 2022 is funded by the Irish Government through the Department of Rural and Community Development and co-funded by the European Social Fund under the Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014 – 2020.
Tá an Clár Gníomhachtúcháin Pobail agus Cuimsiú Sóisialta (SICAP) 2018 – 2022 maoinithe ag rialtas na hÉireann trí an Roinn Forbartha Tuaithe agus Pobail agus arna chómhaoiniú ag Ciste Sóisialta na hEorpa faoi an Clár um Infhostaitheacht, Cuimsiú agus Foghlaim (PEIL) 2014-2020.