Welcome to Highfield Rugby Football Club in Cork which is situated in
the western suburbs of the city. It was founded in 1930 and named after
two residential roadways which were built on the land where the team trained,
namely Highfield Avenue and Highfield Avenue West. Following several moves
to various locations in the same vicinity the club finally settled on its
present location of Woodleigh Park and became the first club in Munster
to own its own ground even though it was still a junior club at the time
Since its beginning as a junior club the main ambition of the club was to
attain senior status and, following huge success in minor and junior competitions,
this was finally achieved in the 1952 - 53 season. Success on the playing
fields at senior level came slower, of course. The club achievements from
minor to senior ranks are outlined in a separate section of this website.
Off the field Highfield were intent on developing facilities on their grounds
and in 1955 a new clubhouse was opened. More land was bought in the sixties
and the complex now contains two playing pitches, a grassed training area,
three all weather pitches which can accommodate five-a-side soccer or a
training area for rugby during inclement weather. It also has a fine clubhouse
containing three squash courts, a separate function hall with a fully fitted
kitchen, two lounge bars, a gymnasium, an office and meeting rooms. There
are six stand alone dressing rooms and showers and a club shop, all on 13
acres of land.
From a rugby viewpoint the club has a large membership and turns out five
adult teams including one female team and has a thriving youth section
(See the youth section for more details). The club has contributed greatly
to the promotion and development of rugby and has provided players and administrators
to both province and country.
Highfield R.F.C. is a family friendly club and if you are interested in
playing rugby why not talk to any of our coaches or if you are interested
in becoming a non-playing member why not come up to the club, have a look
around and chat with some of our current members.