Forwards Coach
Noel Hehir


Noel Hehir

Born in Dublin, Noel is in his second coaching spell with Trinity. He has always been involved with the Senior Squad as the 2nd  XV Coach.

Noel played his club rugby with Suttonian’s RFC and departed Trinity after his first spell to take up the Head Coach role with Suttonian’s for three seasons after which he returned to Trinity after the birth of his 3rd child.

Trinity are delighted to welcome Noel back who brings a great technical knowledge mixed with his undoubted passion for the game.

Noel resumes his partnership with the other Noel,  Noel Hayden who four years ago they  formed a great team which there hoping to do once again.

Noel’s other passion is GAA where he’s a conditioning coach for both the Senior Football and Hurling team’s in Naomh Barrog GAA Club his home where both his younger brothers Barry and Ciaran also play.

Noel is married to Louise and three kids Anna 8yrs, Tadhg 6yrs and Cillian 1yrs 3 months


Backs Coach

Noel Hayden
Noel Hayden

Born in Bradford, England, Noel has been involved with the Club for the past 10 years, mainly focusing on the J1 team as Manager/Backs Coach. He played his club rugby in the Yorkshire and North East Leagues with Bradford Salem, also spending time with local rugby league sides during the summer seasons.  Whilst still playing he became involved with coaching in club rugby with his own club and then Head Coach with a local junior club.  Alongside this he was also involved with representative rugby in the Yorkshire region, working with junior county teams and schools sides.

After moving to Ireland, he spent 3 seasons with ALSAA / Swords Rugby, narrowly missing promotion on points difference. He then joined the Trinity Coaching Structure. Along with Damien Quinn, he was part of the coaching team who won the J1 Division 2 league, promoting the J1 side to the Metropolitan First Division in season 2008/9 (with a record of points against 0 in 9 games!!) Due to work commitments he has had to take time out but last season he was Manager of the U20s to the All Ireland League Final.

Noel is the co-owner of a Gym in the Glasnevin area called Kiwifit and spends his time training clients, tutoring health & fitness courses, and training new Personal Trainers and Fitness Instructors.

About Us

Dublin University Football Club is the oldest club in the world in continuous existence. Football, which may have come to Ireland from Britain, was originally a peasant pastime based on the parish or village. It was unregulated and violent, and fatal accidents occurred during matches with alarming frequency. One challenge between neighbouring villages in Co. Derry read, ‘for the Late Sleepers to come over on [a certain Sunday] and kick the Early Risers’ - See more

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