Mar 292018

Four Rhinos make their international debuts this weekend as the Ireland under-2o’s take on the AFW High School Elite.

DBs Karl Fanning and Pat Gahan, RB Ian Fanning and WR/RB Chris Hutchinson are all set to done the green this weekend after all playing a starting role in the Rhinos winning start to the season last weekend.

The young talent is forming the core of the Rhinos 2018 squad and are all fast becoming key players.

The game kicks off at 1pm at Navan Rugby Club in Meath and admission is free. 

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Mar 272018

Rhinos win!

The Rhinos open the 2018 IAFL 1 season with a 27-0 win over the Galway Warriors.

The Rhinos travelled ready to play but found the early going tough on offence.

Luckily the defence was holding it down with MVP LB Paul Richardson recovering a fumble to set up a score from Rhinos QB Ethan Foster. Paul Hosford added the extra.

Another fumble recovery in the second quarter, this time from Karl McGlynn, gave the Rhinos a platform to score again. This time, following hard running from Richardson, it was rookie Chris Hutchinson who got into the end zone.

In the second half, it was the defence who did the scoring. First, Richardson ran back an interception and Hosford added the PAT.

Then, Nico Marrimpoey intercepted a pitch to roll in for another 6. This time it was David Hosford who added the PAT to give the Rhinos the 27-0 win.

The Rhinos return to action on 8 April at home to the North Dublin Pirates.

As always, thanks to our sponsors Woolshed Baa & Grill and Health Services Staffs Credit Union Limited!


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Aug 112017


It is with great excitement that we introduce the Rhinos 2018 coaching staff.

Rhinos stalwart and mainstay Barry Bolton will take up the coaching reins, having retired from playing after over a decade. 

He will be joined by former Rhinos HC Mark Lawless, who will coordinate special teams and be the assistant head coach. 

Former Rhinos tight end Ross Carrick will call plays as offensive coordinator, while Nick Newby will continue as defensive coordinator.

Returning Rhino Sean Miller will be the team’s strength and conditioning coach, while a host of former players, and one current captain, will coach positions.

Rob Healy, a cornerstone of the offensive line for the last five years, will take on coaching duties on the line, while Carrick will work with receivers and tight ends. Boston-area native Lorcan Sherlock returns to the red and black to coach running backs, while Chris Cullen will handle the defensive line.

Linebackers will be coached by former Rhinos captain Eoin Fox and Fintan Corr. 

Current team captain Adam Skelly will coach defensive backs. 

The Rhinos board is delighted to welcome all of our coaches this year. Each one has given years of service to the club and will look to bring success to the Rhinos in 2018. 

The coaching team:

Head Coach: Barry Bolton
Assistant Head Coach: Mark Lawless
Offensive Coordinator: Ross Carrick
Defensive Coordinator Nick Newby

Strength & Conditioning: Sean Miller

Positional coaches:

OL: Rob Healy
WR/TE: Ross Carrick
RBs: Lorcan Sherlock
DL: Chris Cullen
LBs: Fintan Corr & Eoin Fox
DBs: Adam Skelly

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Aug 102017
Vitor Prado and Carlos Sanchez

Vitor Prado and Carlos Sanchez

THE DUBLIN RHINOS are delighted to announce that we have been chosen as 2017 recipients of a grant from the Community Integration Fund, an initiative of the Department of Justice and Equality.

129 organisations nationwide will receive grants of up to €5,000 each for activities to support the integration of migrants within our communities.

The funding will allow the Rhinos purchase equipment which will allow migrants new to Ireland further their development in American football, at the same time as becoming part of the Rhinos community.

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The Rhinos have always had a vast array of nationalities represented, with players from Brazil, Venezuela, America, Romania, Denmark, Latvia and the UK among those who pulled on the red and black this year.

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Aug 022017


The Rhinos are recruiting!

Ever wanted to try a new sport?

September is Rookie Month and the Rhinos will be hosting three rookie days around Dublin 15.

The first of which will take place from 11am on Sunday, 3 September in Castleknock College.

Interested? Click here.

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Jan 182017
Rhinos 2017 Schedule

Rhinos 2017 Schedule


The Irish American Football Leagues IAFL1 Division will kick off for the Dublin Rhinos when they host the Donegal/Derry Vipers at Castleknock College on the 19th of March 2017.

2 fixtures against the Vipers will be accompanied by 2 fixtures against the familiar Craigavon Cowboys and the schedule is rounded out with match ups against the Wexford Eagle’s, South Kildare Soldiers, Mullingar Minotaurs and the Meath Bulldogs.


The Rhinos will be continuing their preseason training and preparation for the season every Sunday at 11am in Castleknock College. We’ll take this opportunity to give a friendly reminder that new players are welcome each and every Sunday, feel free to get in touch with us for more information.


And if all that wasn’t enough, our good friends the Carrickfergus Knights will be in town for a preseason friendly on the 26th of February! That’s at 1pm in Castleknock College and is one not to be missed!

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Oct 082016
Time to suit up

Time to suit up


Who can argue with the legend that is Mike Singletary? The time has almost arrived for YOUR opportunity to play.


We kick off our preseason preparations at 11am tomorrow morning. If you are joining us for the first time all you need to bring is some comfortable training wear, football boots and a gum shield. As we are taking the field at 11am, new players should aim to arrive early to get fitted for equipment.


Need some last minute directions? Here is our location in Castleknock College:

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Sep 202016

Football is Back!



Looking to improve on our 4-4 record in the IAFL1’s 2016 season, we will be kicking off our preseason training on Sunday the 9th October 2016 at 11:00am in Castleknock College.

Check out the map below to find us. If you are joining us for the first time all you need to bring is some comfortable training wear, football boots and a gum shield. We will provide you with all the training equipment, helmet and pads that you need to get started out.


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Feb 232016

We train every Sunday from 11 o’clock in Castleknock College.

All newcomers are welcome.  Training gear, gum shield and boots required.

We provide Helmets and Pads.


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Sep 042015
Rhinos Run Last Man

Rhinos Run Last Man

Simply click on the picture above to join our Run Last Man competition where you select an NFL team – if your team wins you progress to the next round. There is only a few days left to register!

Entry is €10 and the prize pool grows as more people register. Last years winner walked away with a cool €207!

Check out the link above to sign up and for a full explanation of how the competition works, click here.

Can you beat the Rhinos and be the last man standing?

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