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Laws & Regulations

Brace Neville

The objects of the Irish Rugby Football Union shall be:-


(a) To administer the Game as its governing body, to promote, foster and develop the Game in all its Branches and beyond the shores of Ireland if it is considered in the interests of the Game nationally to do so;

(b) To assist and further the efforts of the Branches and Clubs of the Union as far as possible in the promotion and development of the Game and the provision of playing fields, supporting facilities and accommodation;

(c) To arrange international, interprovincial, representative, trial and other matches;

(d) To take all steps that may be necessary or advisable to prevent infringements of the Bye-Laws, the Regulations relating to the Game, or the Laws of the Game, to prevent other improper methods or practises in the Game and to protect it from abuses.

Download the laws of the Irish Rugby Football Union


The Committee of the Union has made the following regulations which are binding on all parties affected by these regulations.

IRFU Regulations

All Ireland League Regulations

Women’s All Ireland League and Cup Regulations



Player Transfers / Dual Status / Touring

Other Documents

Resource Library – including facilities and event planning documentation, transfer and tour forms

Safeguarding – IRFU Safeguarding and Vetting information

Anti Doping – IRFU Anti Doping Report

Medical – including concussion guidelines and club medical information

Insurance – Information on Club and Player insurance

Age Grade – Consent to Play Up