Underage Rugby – Youths & Minis

At Ballincollig RFC our Underage Section, consisting of our Youths and Minis, is the most vibrant section of the club with over 200 players and 40 coaches participating every week.

The main aim of this section is to provide a safe and fun environment for young people to learn to play top quality rugby.   From the very youngest learning to pick up a ball and run with it to Munster Cadet and Development Squad members, we cater for players of all abilities and interests in the game of rugby.

Youth age groups (U14 to U18) participate in South Munster league and cup competitions, as well as invitation matches around the province.

Mini age groups (U7 to U12) participate in regular “festivals” with clubs in South Munster. Our U10’s and U12’s also participate in Pan Munster events during the season.

Age Grades

Age grades are set by the IRB and IRFU and are based on the player’s year of birth.  Date of eligibility for participants is the 1st January.

For safety reasons players should play within their own age grades. 

Training

Minis

Age Grade Year of Birth Tues Sat Contact
U7 2012/2013 N/A 10:00 – 11:00 Sarah Phelan
U8 2011 N/A 10:00 – 11:30 David Keeley
U9 2010 N/A 10:00 – 11:30 Gary Cormack
U10 2009 N/A 10:00 – 11:30 Holger Heidt
U11 2008 N/A 10:00 – 11:30 Danny Mitchell
U12 2007 18:30 – 20:00 10:00 – 11:30 Owen Drummond

Youths – Boys

Age Grade Year of Birth Mon Wed Sat Contact
U14 2005/2006 N/A 18:30 – 20:00 11:30 – 13:00 Martin Burke
U16 2003/2004 18:30 – 20:00 18:30 – 20:00 11:30 – 13:00 James Kiely
U18 2001/2002 18:30 – 20:00 18:30 – 20:00 11:30 – 13:00 Robbie Ormond

Youths Girls

Age Grade Year of Birth Wed Sat Contact
U18/16/14 2001-2006 18:30 – 20:00 12:00 – 13:00 (Muskerry RFC) Odhran O’Keeffe

 

All training is in Tanner Park

Players should be on the field fully togged out at least five minutes before training begins.

Parents should arrange to collect children on time as supervision cannot be guaranteed after training sessions finish.

Playing Kit & Equipment

GUM SHIELDS ARE A MUST FOR ALL AGES. No player is allowed to train or play without a properly fitting gum shield.

Strong sports clothing of any colour can be used for training.

Club kit and equipment can be bought or ordered from Nicola Wilson at the Club Shop on Saturday mornings 09.45am – 11.30am

Membership

Full information about membership is available on our Membership page

For insurance purposes all players must be registered with the club and pay their annual club subscription promptly. Unregistered players will not be allowed to train or play.

Insurance

The club is insured with the I.R.F.U. for serious or catastrophic injuries to players but we strongly recommend that all parents ensure that their children have adequate insurance against injuries which unfortunately may necessitate intervention by medical professionals (e.g. visits to doctor, hospital, physio, etc). The club and its coaches will take all reasonable steps to ensure that the highest safety standards are always maintained but can accept no responsibility for injuries.

It is our understanding that most underage players will be insured through their school’s insurance policy but it is the parents sole responsibility to ensure that their child’s school operates this insurance, that it covers weekends, outside school times, etc and that their child is covered by their school’s insurance policy against the costs of injury for the year in question. If parents are unsure, they should check with their child’s school and/or seek insurance through a reputable insurance company.

For further details see: Insurance

Contacts

Youths Coordinator Matt McGrath
Minis Coordinator Patrick Phelan
Underage Coaching Coordinator Cathal Dodd

Links

Munster Youths & Minis

IRFU Age Grade Rugby