IRFU suspends domestic rugby activity

The Irish Rugby Football Union, together with Connacht, Leinster, Munster and Ulster, have announced the supension of all domestic rugby activity from this evening until March 29.

This is in response to the latest government advice on the Covid-19 pandemic.

All rugby activities across clubs and schools, from minis to adult rugby, must now cease. While rugby clubs may wish to continue to operate facilities such as bars and function rooms, they must observe government restrictions in relation to the number of people that may attend indoor (no more than 100 people) and outdoor (no more than 500 people) events.

Future domestic rugby activity will be reviewed in line with government advice. Locally, Connacht Rugby has stressed it will work with with clubs and schools to rearrange fixtures, including the Connacht Junior Cup final between Castlebar and Connemara that was due to be played on March 22 next.