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Youth Rugby

Ireland U18 Clubs

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 Clubs & Schools inter-provincial matches (including Exiles U18’s) and the Ireland U18s team play international matches.

The game at this level is greatly supported by tireless work of volunteer coaches, managers and committees.

IRFU Age Grade Regulations