Our current clubhouse and pavilion was officially opened in 1992 by Arthur Foweather M.B.E., the founder of The Old Ballyclarians Association. With a setting of 38 acres lying within County Antrims picturesque six mile valley Ballyclare Rugby Club boasts one of the finest grounds in all of Ulster Rugby. We have four full size playing pitches (The Lindsay Pitch, The Coulter Pitch, The Moore Pitch, The Russell Pitch)and a fully floodlit training area for rugby. A fully floodlit hockey pitch and a separate cricket square currently used and maintained by our affiliate club - Templepatrick Cricket Club.

Aerial shot of The Cloughan

The clubhouse is equipped with 6 male changing rooms and a private referees changing room with showering facilities. The ladies changing area is also fully equipped with private showering facilities and room for four teams to change in comfort. The secretary's office, ladies and gents toilets and fitness suite complete the ground floor accommodation.

You are reminded of the proud history of Ballyclare Rugby Club as you move up to the first floor. You can view some of the international shirts kindly donated by some of the clubs members such as British Lions Ronnie Lamont and Willie John McBride and see the proud association Ballyclare Rugby Club has with The Old Ballyclarians Association while also looking back to see our captain and president boards.
The first floor is separated into two main areas both served by an "L" shaped bar. Adjoined by modern, fully equipped kitchen with catering possible for around 120 people seated in comfort. The hall can also be cleared to give a large floor area ideal for parties, dancing, aerobics, indoor sports, business meetings or presentations.

The seating area in the bar is on two levels and is equipped with a 42" plasma television on the lower level and excellent views of the rugby, cricket and hockey playing areas on the upper level. Adjacent to the bar is the Russell Lindsay room which is equipped with a pool table and seating for around 20 people.

Ballyclare Rugby Club is available for HIRE for all
Private Functions, Weddings, Birthday Parties (no 18th or 21st birthday parties unless WITH Club Member), Dinners, Meetings and Gatherings, Funerals, Classes, Fashion Shows, Outdoor Events.

The function hall is available to hire, holding 150 - 200 guests, for smaller functions the bar itself can be hired out on Friday or Saturday evenings depending on availability, better suited for smaller crowds of 30 - 80.

The cost of hire will vary depending on the size and nature of the function!

The Cloughan Mini Rugby Tournament May 2014

Wedding Layout

The use of the kitchen facilities is available, using the ovens, grills etc.

Late Licences are available with a min of one week notice required.
Late licences extend the bar opening times to 1.00am, with the club premises cleared by 1.30am.

The club opening hours are:
Tuesday & Thursday : 7:00pm to 11:00pm
Saturday : 1:00pm to 11:00pm

The club can be opened on a Friday night for a pre booked function or special occasion!

We welcome enquiries for use of the facilities and you can contact us at or call +44 (0)28 9332 3294 to book a function/great night.
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