The IRFU have today announced the dates, time and venues for the 2015/16 IRFU Women's Interprovincial Championship. In the opening round on Saturday, August 22, defending champions Munster travel to face Connacht at the Sportsground, while Ulster will host Leinster, last year's runners-up, at Portadown RFC.
Just weeks after the IRFU announced that Women's Sevens Dublin will bring international Women's Sevens to Ireland for the first time (August 22 and 23, UCD), the Union have released details of the inaugural Aon IRFU Women's Club Sevens tournament for senior, junior and Under-18 Women's teams.
With invitations to participate in this year's Volkswagen Tag All-Ireland Championships sent to captains and assistant captains, places in each of the grades are being taken up as predicted. B, C and Beginners Grades are now almost full.
Our 2015/2016 Safe Rugby programme (Standard Approach to Field Emergencies in Rugby) will kick off the new season with a series of courses aimed at all those who might be required to assist at a pitch side emergency or who are involved in providing care to club and school teams at all levels.
MU Barnhall RFC hosted their first ever Special Needs Tag Rugby Blitz last weekend. Great fun was had by the players and coaches from the Barnhall Buffaloes, Salmo Eagles, Westmanstown Taggers, Terenure Tigers and Mullingar Lions as they showed that rugby is a sport for all.
The Irish Rugby Football Union is pleased to announce that it will be providing 400 Euro to clubs who hire coaches to travel to the Aviva Stadium for the GUINNESS Summer Series clashes with Scotland and Wales this August.
Following their successful Connacht League promotion last season, NUIG RFC have further bolstered their coaching staff with the appointment of Galwegians stalwart Brian McClearn as head coach for the 2015/16 season.
Having considered many suitable candidates, Dolphin RFC have confirmed their senior coaching team which has a strong presence of former Dolphin players - many of whom started with the club's underage sides and have also had coaching and playing experience with other clubs.