All Ages: Every Saturday between 09:45am and 11am
At Killarney RFC Minis, we are not strict about what the children wear when they are training or playing in matches, however, we do insist on them wearing a gumshield to protect their teeth, even at leprechaun rugby accidents can happen. They will also wear shorts, socks, metal studded boots and a tee-shirt and hoodie or skins if needed. Most children like to wear club shirt and gear and this will be available from our Club shop – Check out our Merchandise section or our online O’Neill’s shop . Embroidery is offered at Walsh’s Schoolwear, Killarney.
Registration and Membership:
When a player joins Mini rugby, they will need to be registered on Rugby Connect – the player registration system of the IRFU. We will send the details via Clubzap as season begins and reminders as the season progresses.
In the case of membership this is done annually and can be completed on-line. There are various options to do this for example a family membership or an individual membership. Please check out our Membership section for further details. Membership allows members to enter the draws for tickets to various International matches as well as support your local club.
Training session Fee:
There is a Pitch Maintenance fee of €2 per player for all training sessions. This is in line with practice at other sports clubs and the money is designed to ensure our pitches remain as good as possible. We have good pitches and we want to keep them that way and unfortunately that costs a considerable amount every year in terms of fertiliser, sand, and drainage and other maintenance works.
Last season in addition to our senior men’s team and over 100 minis we fielded 3 girls teams (U14, U16, U18) and 3 boys teams (U14, U16, U18) in competitions. This is of course brilliant for the club – but increases the wear and tear on our pitches, and increases the risk that we have to cancel trainings or move trainings to other facilities in order to spare the pitches for competitive games. It’s not an easy decision to ask for additional funds but we hope a lot of small sums will allow us to keep our pitches in the condition that our players – of all ages – deserve. We appreciate everyone’s support and understanding in our mission to make Killarney RFC a club admired for the standard of its facilities.