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U9 (2010)

Welcome to Clontarf Rugby U8’s (Born 2010)

Hi All,

The U8’s have an away metro match fixture in Wanderers RFC this Sunday 25th March, matches kick-off at 10am sharp so can you please aim to be there for 9.45am

Please make sure that your child is wearing a gum shield, boots, a Clontarf jersey (no worries if they don’t have one) & warm clothes.  A strict NO GUM SHIELD NO PLAY rule applies.


Tony O’Beirne

Head Coach U8’s

Mobile: 087-277 3455




The U8s normally train on the all-weather pitch at Castle Avenue each Sunday at 9am (other than on match days).

Details of upcoming matches will be posted in advance to this web page.

Important notice

Please refer regularly to this web page for important information about training schedules and upcoming fixtures.

It is particularly important to consult this web page each Sunday morning at 8am, to check for updates about cancellations or time/venue changes.

Unfortunately weather-related cancellations are sometimes notified to us late, particularly during the winter months.  Any late changes will be posted to this web page as quickly as possible.

Approved footwear for the all-weather pitch

The Club has a strict policy on the types of footwear that can be worn on the all-weather pitch. These apply to players and coaches, and are set out below.

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We have a large squad, and can always do with extra help. If you are interested in helping with coaching or general team management please contact one of the coaches and we will be happy to have you

Please ensure that the correct footwear is used and that the guidelines for the all weather pitch are followed (see below).

  • The permitted footwear for the all-weather pitch and training area is boots with moulded rubber studs or rubber / steel screw-in studs (see examples below)
Moulded Studs Steel Plastic Studs
  • All persons entering the pitch enclosure must wear appropriate footwear for safety and to avoid damaging the synthetic grass.
  • Blade boots, runners and boots with worn studs are all forbidden as they will damage the synthetic grass. (see examples below)
        • Blade bootsAstro
  • Players, coaches, managers and any other persons involved in the game or training should comply with the appropriate footwear and ensure everyone in their group is compliant.
  • Parents and spectators should remain outside the pitch enclosure where footpaths and a concourse has been provided.
  • Boots and attire should be clean of all mud or other dirt.
  • The blue run-off area is a safety zone for players. It is not for spectators and must be maintained to the same standard as the pitch. The same footwear applies to all blue run-off areas.
  • Team coaches and referees are responsible for footwear of all players involved in their sessions.

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 Please be in time, as the warm up is a critical part of he session.

Make sure all players have gum shields, water and are prepared for weather (tracksuit, gloves, hats etc).