The Connacht Rugby Development Office are planning to host end of season meetings in 5 venues across the province. The primary focus of the meetings will be finding solutions to the issues raised in the Age Grade Research Questionnaires with regard to player retention. The agenda for the meetings are as follows:

  1. Introduction (5mins)
  2. Presentation of questionnaire results (10mins)
  3. Workshop 1 – Competition Structures (15mins)
  4. Workshop 2 – Social Rugby / Fun in the Game (15mins)
  5. Workshop 3 – Club Structures (15mins)
  6. Workshop 4 – Work / College Commitments (15mins)
  7. Open Forum – Season Feedback (10mins)
  8. Conclusion – AOB (5mins)

The schedule of meetings is as follows;




Clubs Requested to Attend

Glasshouse Hotel, Sligo

Monday 15th April


Sligo, South Sligo, Carrick, Ballaghaderreen, Ballyhaunis

Ard Rí Hotel, Tuam

Tuesday 16th April


Tuam, Dunmore, Corrib, Creggs, Monivea

Castlebar RFC

Wednesday 17th April


Ballina, Castlebar, Westport, Ballinrobe, Claremorris, Erris

Sportsground, Galway

Monday 22nd April


Galwegians, Corinthians, UCG, OLBC, Connemara, Oughterard, Na Bearneachaí, An Ghaeltacht

Ballinasloe RFC

Wednesday 24th April


Ballinasloe, Buccaneers, Creggs, Portumna, Loughrea, Gort

We are requesting that clubs send an official, two coaches (one from the adult section, one involved in your clubs U17 or U19 section) and two players (again one from the adult section , one involved in your U17 or U19 section).

Clubs should contact the Domestic Rugby Manager Lyndon Jones ([email protected]) by Friday 12th April to confirm who will be attending on their behalf.


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