Youth

Youth (Clubs) Rugby
  • Players who mainly play rugby for their club - players who attend schools with no rugby or a limited rugby programme.
  • Game at this level being administered by the irfu youth committee assisted by club; area and branch committees.
  • Youth sections consist of leprechaun (non-contact) and mini rugby and 15 –a-side rugby u13 to 19.
  • Branches oversee leagues and cup competitions at the various age categories and the provincial (league) winners represent their province in the All Ireland U17 & 19 Club competitions.
  • Representative rugby: U18 Club inter-provincial matches (including Exiles U18’s) and the Ireland U18 Youths (Clubs) team play international matches.
  • High percentage of age grade players makes the transition from age grade rugby into the adult game.   
  • The game at this level is greatly supported by tireless work of volunteer coaches, managers and committees.
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