Pre-CoVid 19-era photograph of Navan u-18 team

North East under-age rugby set for kick-off

Under-age rugby will return for the 11 clubs in the NOrth East this weekend with action set to resume on Sunday for the first time since it was ended abruptly by CoVid 19 in March.

However, there are new protocols and the IFRU has provided clear guidelines to clubs so that minis, youth and adult can “Return To Rugby” safely.

Every club has a CoVid Officer to ensure there is strict adherence to the safety measures that have been put in place.

The North East will commence age grade youth competitions from this Sunday 20th September and clubs will field Youth Boys teams from u-13 to u-18.

Thel 11 clubs in the North East comprise Navan RFC, Balbriggan RFC, Boyne RFC, Skerries RFC, Dundalk RFC, North Meath RFC, Athboy RFC, Ashbourne RFC, Ardee RFC, Ratoath RFC and Carlingford RFC.

Those clubs will field their first youth teams at u-14 grade and semi-finals and finals are scheduled to be played in December.

The Youth Girls will also commence their competitions with teams at u-14, u-16 and u-18 being set for action from Navan RFC, Skerries RFC, Ashbourne/Balbriggan (combined), Dundalk RFC, Ardee/North Meath (combined).

Clontarf RFC and Greystones RFC u-18s will join the North East for the first phase of the competition.

Finals to be played in December.

It is anticipated that Leinster League and Cup competitions for Youth Girls and Boys will commence in early 2021 subject to guidelines.

As there are limitations on spectators at rugby matches, clubs are utilising social media platforms to provide information on training times, fixtures, match reports and results.

Keep informed on how your local club teams are doing through the Meath Chronicle print and social media and also club Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

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