Juvenile rugby in Sligo continues to grow in reputation after the Connaught U12 Tuam Rugby Blitz last weekend. A superbly organised event by the Tuam Tigers and beautiful weather provided the start to an entertaining morning. A dedicated Sligo team provided a performance to be proud of and the match results to suit. Playing 5 games the Sligo team won 4 and drew 1. Many thanks to the parents who travelled to the venue to support the team and to the Sligo coaches Aidan Ryan and John Fairbrother for continuing to develop the team’s potential. But most of all a BIG THANK YOU you to all the players for their dedication and commitment throughout the season making us all feel proud.
Meanwhile back at home, Carrick on Shannon visited Sligo IT with their U7/8/9/10/11′s team in what turned to be a very enjoyable day for all with some magnificent displays of rugby.
Many thanks to the Glasshouse Hotel for their generous sponsorship of the after match catering.
There will be no training this Saturday 17th due to the St. Patrick’s day celebrations. Below is a list of the remaining fixtures;
Mar-24 Away Connacht Blitz Bucks/Monivea (U11s Only)
Mar-24 Training for other groups in Sligo IT
Mar-31 Away Connacht Blitz Ballina (U10s Only)
Mar-31 Naas U11 Blitz ( U11s Only)
Mar-31 Training for all others in Sligo IT
Apr-01 Home V Ennis U12 Only
Apr-07 Easter Saturday – NO Training
Apr-14 Final Training Session
Apr-29 Seapoint Mini Rugby Festival in Dublin ( U11s/U12s Only)
Under 11′s at training on Sat morning at Sligo IT.
The Connacht branch and the IRFU are delighted to inform you that there will be a fitness workshop for all coaches in Sligo the 29th of November. The workshop will focus on fitness and conditioning for young players to adult beginners at strength training. This workshop will be based on the newly updated fitness and conditioning content in the Mini and foundation coaching courses.
The focus of this workshop is physical activity and movement skill development. The evening will concentrate on stages 1 and 2 of the Long Term Development Pathway, but will also investigate physical development of strength and conditioning of adults beginners. We will investigate physical activity levels and guidelines, the windows of opportunity for young players, PHV, Fundamental movement skills and the most appropriate content for young players and beginners. Continue reading ‘Fitness workshop for coaches’
The 2010/11 ticket application form is now available for download. The autumn series sees Ireland play South Africa (6th), Samoa (13th), New Zealand (20th) and Argentina (28th) in November.
Text your interest in tickets immediately to 0872613011 giving your name and ticket requirements stating the game and number of tickets you require.
NOTE: The U19 league fixtures for 2009/10 have just been published to our Teams page.
There’s lots of action this weekend with all sections of Sligo Rugby Club involved.
At home we kick-off with a Juvenile blitz at the IT Sligo sports complex on Saturday morning (10am) followed by U15s at Hamilton Park (12pm), U16s again at Hamilton Park (2.45pm) and on Sunday Sligo RFC U17s take on Creggs at 12pm.
Sligo First XV are away to Buccaneers on Sunday with the 2nds away to Westport and the U19s away to Corinthians.
So get your Club colours on and do your best to try and support at least one of our teams this weekend!
Please be sure to check out our Teams page for the latest fixtures and keep an eye on our facebook page for upcoming events.
Sligo RFC Juvenile Rugby training has commenced at Sligo IT Sports Complex from 10am to 11.30am. This is for age groups from U7 to U12.
Just a quick reminder to let all Juvenile Players and Parents know that Training has commenced at the Sligo IT Sports Complex on Saturday mornings from 10am to 11.30am.
If you require any further information regarding Juvenile Rugby at Sligo RFC this season please contact the Juvenile Committee: Hugh O’Hehir (087 2370646), Ronnie O’Hara (086 2548369), Justin Harte (086 8162265), Gerard Whelan (087 9871311), and Brendan Timon (087 6206800).
For more information regarding Juvenile Registration please click here.
Juvenile Player Registration for Sligo Rugby Club will take place on Saturday 5th September in Sligo IT at 12am. All new members very welcome.
Please note that kids must be born between 1998 and 2003 to be eligible for Juvenile Rugby.
***Update – August 31st 2009 – New Membership forms can be downloaded in advance from here.
The new age structure for Juvenile Rugby for the 2009/10 season is as follows
Born 1998 – U12
Born 1999 – U11
Born 2000 – U10
Born 2001 – U9
Born 2002 – U8
Born 2003 – U7
All players born before 1998 are eligible for Youth Rugby – more information can be found here.
From September 2009, the IRFU will implement the International Rugby Board (IRB) date of eligibility, which is defined as the age of any player on the 1st of January of that season (in 2009/10 an U15 player will be defined as a player â€œUnder 15 years of age on the 1st January 2010â€?) viz. born in 1995 or later.
After consultation with the relevant Branch and Union stakeholders regarding the most appropriate age bands, to maximise transition of players through youth and schools rugby to the adult game, the following age categories has been agreed:
Leprechaun Rugby: 7s
Mini Rugby: 8s, 9s, 10s, 11s and 12s
Youth Rugby: 13s, 15s, 17s and 19s (Branches have the ability to operate intermediate ages at 14s, 16s and 18s if there is appropriate numbers.)
Schools: 13s, 14s, 15s, 16s and/or 17s, and 19s
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23 Sligo RFC U11′s traveled to Naas on Saturday 8th March to play in the annual tournament and with 12 teams from around the country also playing came home with their first silverware of the season.
Just missing out by the narrowest of margins on progressing to the last 4 of the competition the team won 2 matches and drew 1 in the plate competition playing some of their best rugby on the day scoring 4 tries against the home team, Naas, with an exhibition of good running rugby.
With no difference in the match results and tries scored between Sligo RFC and UL Bohemians of Limerick it was decided to share the spoils on the day.
The team played 5 matches in all only loosing 1. This was a great result and a good day out.
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British & Irish Lions legends and HSBC ambassadors Brian Oâ€™Driscoll and Jason Robinson launched the Irish element of the worldâ€™s largest rugby union grass roots initiative, the HSBC Rugby Festivals, at Terenure College in Dublin in October. Some of the Sligo U12s were there and featured in the In Touch magazine article. [Photos]
The membership forms have been updated for the 2008/09 season. They can always be found under the Resources tab, or just choose the appropriate link below.
The juvenile section of the club will start with an open day for registration when parents and kids can come along and register for the new season. The Registration morning will take place in the Sligo IT Sport Centre from 10.30am to 12 on Saturday 13th September. This registration day has been a huge success in recent seasons and this should be no different with the huge popularity of this sector of the club. Membership Forms can be downloaded and completed prior to the open day, IRFU registration forms can also me downloaded and completed if you not already registered. Training for the Juveniles kicks off the following Saturday Sept 20th at 10am to 11.30.
[Webmaster Note: Please note that updated registration forms for the 2008/9 season will be available here shortly.]
The juvenile section of the club will start with an open day for registration (date to be arranged) when parents and kids can come along and register for the new season. This registration day has been a huge success in recent seasons and this should be no different with the huge popularity of this sector of the club. Watch the website for details.
Last Saturday marked the close of rugby for this season for the Juvenile Section of the club. Following training on Saturday morning last, players, coaches and parents retired to the hall in Sligo I.T. for a well deserved celebratory refreshments. Continue reading ‘Juveniles Celebrate End Of Season’