Thurles RFC


Mini Rugby covers ages between u7 and u12 both boys and girls. This is where our players start on their journey to wear the red of Munster or the green of Ireland if they are lucky. At this age they learn the basics about playing rugby in a non competitive environment with FUN been the main aim. It starts off at u7 with tag rugby and contact is introduced gradually at u8 onwards. Mini training runs every Saturday from 12 – 1.30pm. We always welcome new players to give rugby a TRY.

When do we Train?

We train every Saturday during the season from 12:00 to 13:30 at the club grounds in Loughtagalla.

We operate a texting service for both training and Festivals/Blitz’s. To avail of this service please supply us with a mobile number when registering. Updates also on this website and on club Facebook page and on twitter.

Festivals/Blitz’s usually take place on Sundays. Players will receive written communication of upcoming Blitz’s, which we encourage the entire family to come along and enjoy!


Safety Information

Children are required to have properly fitting gum shields/mouth guard to participate in training and matches.

Rugby is a winter sport so please ensure that children are suitably dressed for training in the prevailing weather conditions.

In order to ensure the safety of the mini players, we ask that parents bring the player to the relevant coach for training sessions or matches. Parents should also arrive to collect the player from the relevant coach on the training field at least five minutes before the scheduled end of session. It is the responsibility of Parents to ensure they are there to pick up their children when the session is finished. We would also encourage parents to stay and support the players from the sideline during training sessions and on match days.

Children remain parents/guardian responsibility until coach’s arrival.

Please ensure children are collected promptly.

What Team am I playing on?

Your child’s age group is determined by the year you were born.

U’12    –           2008

U11     –           2009

U10     –           2010

U9       –           2011

U8       –           2012

U7       –           2013

U6       –           2014

For players aged six and younger are welcome at the coaches discretion and parent or guardian required to be -present for the duration of the training.

For further information please contact our Minis coordinator Maggie Shaw @ 087-3639251 or