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The ethos of mini rugby is to foster and develop young players (boys & girls) of all ability in the game of rugby in a safe, non competitive, enjoyable environment through activities which ensure progressive skill development for all participants in line with the IRFU Long Term Player Development (LTPD) pathway, Safeguarding and the Spirit of Rugby.

Mini Rugby Regulations

IRFU Leprechaun and Mini Rugby Regulations 2019/20

IRFU Age Grade Regulations Overview 2019/20

Mini Rugby Festivals

IRFU Mini Rugby Festival Guidelines 

The word festival is used throughout this document to represent any gathering (4 or more clubs) of mini rugby teams in a multi club format. Festival replaces the use of the phrases tournament, competition or mini club blitz.

Using the information in this pack will ensure that all participants (players, coaches, parents, match officials etc.) enjoy a positive rugby experience as well as making your job as a min rugby festival organiser.


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Code of Conduct

All participants in Mini Rugby are to adhere to all aspects of the IRFU Code of Conduct for Players / Coaches / Parents and Spectators.



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