Welcome to the Mini Team Section

Welcome to the Mini Section of the Connemara RFC website. This section deals with age grades from Under 7’s to Under 12’s. We are very proud of all our mini players who show great dedication and commitment throughout each year.  If you are already a player, welcome to the 2016-2017 season! If you are not already a player, why not give it a try? Please check back regularly for lots of Mini news and updates!

Date of Eligibility for Mini Rugby 2016-2017

Under 7  – Born in 2010
Under 8  – Born in 2009
Under 9  – Born in 2008
Under 10 – Born in 2007
Under 11 – Born in 2006
Under 12 – Born in  2005

Training for the 2016-17 season commences on Wednesday 31st August at 6.30pm sharp. Arrive 20 minutes early to be on the pitch on time.

Click HERE to download 2016-2017 underage membership form

Mini rugby training (under7-12) for the 2016-2017 season will begin on Wednesday 31 August at 6.30 sharp. All players must be paid up & registered before attending training, games and events.

Due to the large numbers of 7-12 year olds registering with the mini section of Connemara RFC there is now an urgent need for more coaches and volunteers. If you have 1-2 hours to spare on a Wednesday evening please phone 087 9017406 or 087 6687468 or email info@connemararfc.ie for more details.

Coach & Volunteer Application Form can be downloaded HERE.

We welcome, encourage and support anyone who is interested in getting involved in volunteering, assisting or coaching in Connemara RFC Mini/Youth sections.


Mini training takes place on Wednesday evenings at The Monastery Pitch from 6.30-7.30pm. Mini Rugby is all about FUN, making new friends and learning all about the great game of Rugby! Parent’s are asked to drop off players at the clubhouse on time so that training can commence at 6.30pm. All players must be picked up at 7.30Youthpm sharp. All Mini players MUST wear a gum shield at training and events. NO GUMSHIELD-NO GAME!

The designated contact phone number for the mini rugby section is 087-6487299. There will be a recorded message on this number about any training cancellations, away fixtures, return times from away fixtures and anything else that may be important in connection with Connemara RFC Mini Rugby.

Connemara RFC  Age-Grade Group have put in place a Code of Conduct, Policies and Procedures, Statements and Information to ensure Best Practice in the Youth and Mini sections of the club. All players, coaches, parent’s and spectators are expected to abide by the Connemara RFC Code of Conduct. All of the above are on display in the clubhouse. Click HERE to view Connemara RFC Age-Grade Code of Conduct.

Mini Rugby Contacts

Youth Chairperson – Fiona Shanahan 087-6634328

Youth Secretary – Mary Keating

Children’s Officer – Kim O’Donoghue 087-1914857

Youth Membership – Saoirse Roberts 087-6313590

Mini Coaches- 

Cormac Dooley  086-3894443

Cathal Joyce 087-7906411


Mini/Youth Membership Fees are €50 for one mini/youth player and €70 for more than one mini/youth player in the same family. Membership forms must be filled in and fees must be paid prior to availing of training and events. Download Connemara RFC Mini & Youth Membership Application HERE

Thanks to our many Sponsors and Supporters

Sponsors Clifden Station House David Jameson Group Clifden SuperValu The Oil Company Clifden