The 20 teams that will participate in the Aviva Mini Rugby National Festival at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday, May 19 have been drawn by Ireland internationals John Cooney and Katie Fitzhenry.
Together with presenter Nathaniel Cope, John and Katie conducted the eagerly-awaited festival draw at IRFU HQ. The dreams of 20 teams of Under-10 boys and Under-12 girls will come true as they line out in the same stadium as their rugby heroes next month.
The Aviva Stadium-bound teams were drawn from almost 100 rugby clubs that participated at this season’s provincial Aviva Minis festivals at City of Armagh RFC (Ulster), Tullamore RFC (Leinster), UL Bohemian RFC (Munster) and Galway Corinthians RFC (Connacht).
The U-10 boys teams drawn include three from clubs that attended each provincial festival, plus a further three wildcards drawn from all remaining participants, while the U-12 girls feature one team drawn from clubs that attended each provincial festival plus a wildcard drawn from all remaining participants.
2019 AVIVA MINI RUGBY NATIONAL FESTIVAL TEAMS:
Under-10 Boys –
Ulster: Letterkenny RFC, Enniskillen RFC, Lisburn RFC
Munster: Kanturk RFC, Tralee RFC, St. Mary’s RFC
Leinster: Navan RFC, Enniscorthy RFC, Virginia RFC
Connacht: Westport RFC, Carrick-on-Shannon RFC, Ballina RFC
Wildcard: Corrib RFC, Mullingar RFC, Loughrea RFC
Under-12 Girls –
Ulster: City of Armagh RFC
Munster: Fethard RFC
Leinster: Terenure College RFC
Connacht: Gort RFC
Wildcard: Greystones RFC
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