Due to Storm Brendan and the ongoing Status Orange warning, tonight’s Connacht Youth Cups draw at the Sportsground has been *postponed*.

The draw will now take place next Monday 20th January at the same location.

Connacht Rugby can now confirm that the draw for the 2019/20 Connacht Youth Cups will take place next Monday in the Marquee at The Sportsground.
 
In all there will be 9 cup draws held across all boys & girls cup competitions, and members of the Connacht Senior Men’s and Women’s squads will be in attendance to assist with the draws.
 
Youth players attending the event are encouraged to wear their club colours, and every youth player wearing club colours at the draw will be entered into a raffle for Connacht goodies such as signed jerseys & match tickets.
 
Doors open at 6.45pm and is open to all youth players, parents, coaches, managers & club officials.
 
See you there!

128 teams from 23 clubs learned their fate at last night’s 2018/19 Youth Cups draw in front of a capacity attendance at the Sportsground’s Heineken Rugby Clubhouse.
 
Over 250 representatives came along to the evening which was held in conjunction with the Club/Player Ambassador Programme from the 2018/19 season. Pro players Colm De Buitlear, Caolin Blade and Jarrad Butler were on hand to help out with the draw for which there were 9 competitions in all.
 
New for this year is the U14 Girls Cup of which there are 11 teams, with a further 18 teams competing at U16 and U18 level. That means that for the first time almost 25% of the competing teams are female.
 
The Girls Cup finals are scheduled for 3rd March 2019 at The Sportsground with the Boys Cup finals pencilled in for the same venue on the weekend of 7th and 14th April 2019 (exact date and kick-off time TBC).
 
Photos from the evening are below along with the pairings for each competition. These fixtures will be added to the official fixture list in the coming days.
 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The largest ever Connacht Youth Cups draw takes place tomorrow (Tuesday) when 128 teams from 23 clubs will learn their opponents for the 2018/19 competitions.
 
In total there are 9 Boys and Girls Cups ranging in age from U13 to U18.5. The U13 Cup will feature 19 teams, with 18 teams in the U14 and U15 competitions, while the U16, U17 and U18.5 Boys Cups will be contested by 17, 12 and 15 teams respectively.
 
New for this year in the Girls Cup competitions is the inclusion of an U14 Cup. This will be contested by 11 clubs, such is the growing number of girl’s minis and youths players in the province. The U16 and U18 Cups will feature a combined 18 teams, meaning a record 29 Girls teams will take part in this season’s Youth Cups.
 
The Girls Cup finals are scheduled for 3rd March 2019 at The Sportsground with the Boys Cup finals pencilled in for the same venue on the weekend of 7th and 14th April 2019 (exact date and kick-off time TBC).
 
The draw will be held at the Sportsground’s Heineken Rugby Clubhouse tomorrow evening and will take place in conjunction with the launch of the Connacht Rugby Player Ambassador Programme. This programme involves each Connacht club being designated two pro players who will act as Club Ambassadors for the remainder of the season and will be made available to the club for visits and coaching/skills sessions.

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