Thurles RFC


Thurles Rugby Club provides minis rugby at the following levels U-7, U-8, U-9, U-10. U-11 and U-12. Our aim is to foster and develop young players both boys and girls of all ability in the game of rugby in a safe, non-competitive fun environment. We adhere to the IRFU’s child welfare policy.

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.

2004 – U12s

2005 – U11s

2006 – U10s

2007 – U9s

2008 – U8s

2009 – U7s

2010 – U6s

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