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Youth Council

In November 2017 the IRFU formed a Youth Council consisting of members from across each of the 4 provinces. Their focus is to establish some of the issues in youth rugby and offer practical solutions to better the enjoyment for Age-Grade players within the rugby environment.

Click here to view the IRFU Youth Council Resource Booklet


IRFU Youth Council Committee:

Sarah Darker

Club: Naas RFC (Player)

Hometown: Blessington, Co. Wicklow

Occupation: 6th Year Student, Kilkenny College


Conor Fitzpatrick

Club: Bruff RFC (Player)

Hometown: Knockainey, Co. Limerick

Occupation: 3rd Year Student, NUI Galway


Jack Hampton

Club: Randalstown RFC (Player and Coach)

Hometown: Ahoghill, Co. Antrim

Occupation: Student Teacher, Stranmillis College


Eve Higgins

Club: MU Barnhall/Railway Union RFC (Player)

Hometown: Lucan, Co. Dublin

Occupation: 2nd Year Student at UCD and Ireland Sevens International


Conor King

Club: Castlebar RFC

Hometown: Castlebar

Occupation: 5th Year Student, St. Gerald’s College, Castlebar


Meadhbh Lewis

Club: UL Ladies Rugby (Player, Chairperson and PRO)

Hometown: Mitchelstown, Co. Cork

Occupation: 3rd Year Student in UL


Róisín O’Connor

Club: Birr RFC (Player and Minis Coach)

Occupation: 6th Year Student, Presentation Secondary School, Thurles



Matthew O’Driscoll

Club: De La Salle Palmerston FC (Coach and former Player)

Hometown: Kilmacud, Dublin 14

Occupation: Accountant


Conor Rochford

Club: Arklow RFC (Player and Volunteer)

Hometown: Arklow, Co. Wicklow

Occupation: IT Sector