Lurgan Rugby History

Lurgan Rugby Club was formed in 1880 and is one of the oldest rugby clubs in Ireland. Rugby Union football has only ever been put on hold due to both World Wars with many of its members going off to serve their country.

Our Motto is “Be Just and Fear Not”


The grounds are known as Pollock Park, named after Mr Trevor Pollock, the Club’s first Patron who was one of those involved in the re-formation of the Club after both WW1 and WW2

The grounds consist of 15 acres of land with a Club house, 3 rugby pitches, a training pitch and a cricket ground with real and artificial wickets.

We are based in County Armagh (the orchard county), Northern Ireland.

Club Status

The Club has Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC) status.

We are registered with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and benefit from a range of tax reliefs, including Gift Aid, where they meet the qualifying conditions

We also recently recieved our clubmark accreditation. Click Here to find out more about Clubmark.

Teams (Senior Rugby)

Senior rugby at Lurgan currently has four teams in the Ulster leagues.

Our 1st XV play in Kukri Ulster Rugby Championship Qualifying Division 2.

Our 2nd XV play in Provincial League 5 after getting promoted last season (2019 – 2020) from Regional League South.

Our Women’s team play in the Ulster Conference League

Our 1st XV are the only team / club to have won the Gordon West Cup 3 times.

Our Mascot – Turbo the Tiger

Senior Coaching

Our Senior Coaching Staff is headed up by Damien Campbell.

Damien joined the club in 2021 and since his introduction he has made a significant contribution to the success of the Club both on and off the field.  

A qualified Stage 4 coach, Damien moved to Lurgan from Rainey Old Boys RFC where he spent several years as head forwards coach. During his successful tenure, the club made history in 2019, winning the Ulster Senior League for the first time.

Currently a teacher and rugby coach for Craigavon Senior High School, Damien coached the school team to victory in the Ulster High Schools Cup Finals in 2019 and 2020.

Damien is ably assisted by Simon Patterson and Ali Redpath.


Lurgan Rugby Club needs YOU!

Like any club Lurgan Rugby Club relies on its volunteers to keep running from day to day. To find out more about how to Volunteer for the club visit our volunteering page or get in touch by emailing honsecretarylurganrfc@outlook.com


On behalf of the Irish Rugby Football Union, Aon design and manage a range of insurances for all individuals whilst active in rugby in Ireland. The Irish Rugby Football Union arranges Group Personal Accident cover for all players and certain officials who are members of affiliated Clubs.

The Union believes it has a responsibility to provide a minimum level of insurance cover and therefore the scheme is compulsory for all Clubs. This compulsory scheme is intended to primarily cover catastrophic injuries only and, whilst the” benefit may appear substantial, it will not necessarily be sufficient to cover future needs if a player is severely injured.

For more information visit the IRFU Website