Once through the minis our underage progress to youths where they get to play the full pitch at 15 a side.
Playing 15 a side takes quite a bit of getting used to, as young people develop at different stages and one cannot pigeon hole a player until they are about 15/16 years of age. We have all seen the player who has grown a foot taller between when you last saw them in April and September.
It’s important that all players’ part of any panel get to play and our policy is just that. We also instil the Shannon RFC ethos of fair play and respect before they go onto bigger things in Rugby and in life.
Take any look at any underage Munster squad and you will see plenty of Shannon Players. None of this would happen if it wasn’t for the dedication of our coaches, volunteers for registration and the two shops who give up their time to help out on Sunday mornings.
All of our coaches have the necessary coaching badges and are garda vetted.
Underage at Shannon RFC is in a healthy state with 350 members, both boys and girls. We will continue to bring young children up through the ranks - playing the sport we all love.