Cork Hellhounds RFC is an LGBT-inclusive rugby club based in Cork, Ireland. Established in 2020, the Hellhounds currently offer a men’s rugby union team and a mixed-gender tag rugby team. Training is held twice a week in the city, where complete beginners and experienced players are welcome to take part regardless of sexuality or gender identity. 

Cork Hellhounds RFC is ratified by Munster Rugby and the IRFU, and is a member of International Gay Rugby.


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Friday, 29 March: Sunday’s Well Rebels VS Cork Hellhounds
@ Sunday’s Well RFC, Cork | KO: 7:30pm

Saturday, 6 April: Belfast Azlans VS Cork Hellhounds
@ University of Ulster, Jordanstown | KO tbc

23-26 May: Bingham Cup 2024
@ Rome, Italy


We currently offer a men’s rugby union team, and a mixed-gender team for tag rugby during summer months.

We recommend bringing a water bottle to training, and rugby boots if you have them (although first-timers are not expected to have boots, trainers are fine).

To cover the pitch rental and club costs, we ask non-members for a voluntary donation of €5 for each session (payable by cash or via Revolut) however first-time visitors are welcome free of charge.

To start training with the Cork Hellhounds, or if you have any questions, email or send us a message via Facebook or Instagram.

Men’s Rugby Union (Contact/Full Rugby)

Tag Rugby (Mixed Gender)

We return to the Cork Tag Rugby league from April 11.

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Whether you’re interested in becoming a Hellhound, or just want to say hello, you can get in touch with the Cork Hellhounds by post, email, phone, or social media:

Cork Hellhounds RFC
c/o Gay Project,
South Parish Community Centre
Sawmill Street
T12 CX32


Tel: +353 21 430 0430

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