The club was established in 1968, and is now in its 54th season. It has strong tradition of success, both in league and cup competitions, and in its players representing Junior Ulster. It also embarks on regular international tours, the last being to the Netherlands in 2018. The club continues to have tremendous support from several generations of graduates who demonstrate deep loyalty to UUC for what the club has given them on and off the field, both as students and when returning each year for the annual “exile” games.
Currently, UUC RFC Men’s 1st XV play in Championship Division 3 of the IRFU Ulster Branch competitions. After the last two seasons being heavily disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic, the club is ready to get back to playing. Under the expert guidance of former Ulster coach, Brian McLaughlin, expectations are high.
Each year the club relies heavily on a new intake of freshers to sustain its future. All are welcome, whether they are serious or social players, experienced or beginners. Across our teams, we make sure every level of player is catered for and with Brian’s top class coaching, every player has a chance to develop.
On Wednesdays, the club competes in Student Sport Ireland (SSI) competitions, allowing players to gain even more rugby experience by playing teams from all over Ireland. The SSI side is open to all students on the Coleraine campus, including those registered for Saturday rugby with other clubs.