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Mixed Ability

Mixed Ability

It is just another rugby team! It is not a disability team, players are not classified by physical, intellectual, or mental disabilities or barriers. It is a team open to anyone who wants to play regular full contact rugby.

What is mixed ability rugby?

General rules:

  • 15 aside
  • Mixture of disabled and non-disabled in each team
  • Full contact
  • Uncontested scrums
  • Suitable for over 18s

Is mixed ability rugby available for all players with and without a disability in Ireland?

Yes, there are currently 5 male and 1 female mixed ability rugby teams across Ireland. The IRFU, as part of our overall Disability and Inclusion Strategy, want to expand mixed ability rugby to more clubs in Ireland.

The current list of clubs providing mixed ability rugby can be found below:

Club Branch Team Offering Key Contact Email
Bantry Bay RFC Munster West Cork Jesters Mixed Over 18s Norbert Dunne westcorkjesters@hotmail.com
Ballincollig RFC Munster Trail Blazers Female Mixed Over 18s Robert Keane tana_04@hotmail.com
Sundays well RFC Munster Sunday’s Well Rebels Mixed Over 18s Alan Craughwell a.craughwell@mixedabilitysports.org
Malone RFC Ulster Malone Tornadoes Mixed Over 18s Sam McBurney sammcburney@btinternet.com
Banbridge RFC Ulster Banbridge Barbarians Mixed Over 18s Raymond Reid raymond.reid@ppsni.gov.uk
De La Salle Palmerstown FC Leinster The Vikings Mixed Over 18s Dave Hicks davidhicksmeats@gmail.com