Its recruitment time in NUIM Barnhall as the ladies team prepare for their seventh rugby season. With pre-season training set to start the NUIM Barnhall Ladies (Babes as they are known), have set themselves the task of recruiting and training as many new players as possible before the start of the new league season in September.

Over the last seven years the Ladies have been very successful contesting three finals, the Leinster Development League final in their first year and the Leinster Division 3 League final twice winning the competition in 2011. The Ladies team are known in the club for their enthusiasm and spirit that they show both on and off the pitch.

This year they will be hoping for further success when they enter the Leinster league. Between September and Christmas the Ladies will play up to 10 league matches and are aiming to use this time to bring in as many new players as possible. The Ladies pre-season training will aim to teach players all the basics in rugby, from how to catch a ball to scrummaging techniques, tackling and everything in between.

Whether you’re an experienced rugby player or a complete novice who’s never played a sport before, the Ladies have a place for you. If you would like to give rugby a go whether to play or just to get fit, meet new people and be involved then contact women’s head coach Neil Beaty 086 4419748 or Team manager Maria Boylan 086 6010315

Training takes place in NUIM Barnhall RFC every Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30pm