On Wednesday March 22nd Student Sport Ireland and the Irish Rugby Football Union in association with Athlone IT and Buccaneers RFC will host all five third level finals at Dubarry Park in Athlone.
The Aldi Play Rugby initiative provides equipment, tools and a training course for teachers, coaches and parents in schools across the country.
The IRFU will have over 100 Community Rugby Officers providing over 63,000 coaching support hours guiding teachers, coaches and parents through the process of introducing a non-contact rugby programme to schools for children between the ages of 6 to 14.
Last year approximately 2,500 teachers participated in the programme.
Community Rugby Officers (CRO) across the island will help to deliver an Aldi Play Rugby programme and information Pack to local Primary Schools providing support to teachers to help the include these non contact variants of rugby in the PE cycle. Your CRO can be contacted through the provincial branches.
Schools can also register for a special chance to win an Aldi Play Rugby event with Paul O'Connell - click here.
The Aldi Play Rugby programme will include rugby festivals held around the country with a national festival staged at the Aviva Stadium in 2017.
The website is an additional resource for teachers to use in developing a rugby programme in your school with suggested ideas for indoor and outdoor games and videos of how these will work.