Eating the right food is only one part of nutrition for young players. Hydration is a key element. How much? How often? Check out our #Eat2Compete guide to hydration and download the factsheets from www.irishrugby.ie/eat2compete.
Following an extensive consultation with clubs on the future development of the All-Ireland League - the existing four divisions will be remodelled into five divisions of 10 clubs each at the end of the 2014/15 Ulster Bank League season.
'The Battle of Dublin 6W' commences this Saturday as local rivals St. Mary's College and Terenure College lock horns in the top tier of Irish club rugby - Ulster Bank League Division 1A - for the first time in over five years.
A new state-of-the-art gym at Shaw's Bridge Association was officially opened on Monday by Ulster players Nick Williams, Franco van der Merwe and Ian Humphreys, who were joined by Cooke RFC President Ken Gibson and Instonians RFC President Michael Hunter.
The Office of Student Life at Dublin City University is seeking to appoint a Rugby Development Officer. The post will work with student clubs to increase participation and competitive opportunities within rugby.
Last Wednesday was the opening night of NUIM Barnhall RFC's 'Tag for Teens' initiative, with close to 60 teenagers from Celbridge, Leixlip, Maynooth, Lucan and Ballyfermot all taking part at Parsonstown.
Northern Ireland's First Minister Peter Robinson, Ulster Rugby President John Kinnear and the Sport Changes Life Foundation officially opened a state-of-the-art community gym in Ballybeen estate last Friday.
The 11th National Coaching Forum entitled 'Fun To Full Potential - Coaching The Whole Athlete' will take place at the Institute of Technology Sligo from September 26 to 27. This forum promises to be the biggest and most extensive gathering of professionals and volunteers involved in sports coaching.