Their seasons have been brought to a halt but rugby clubs and players are turning their personal disappointment into positivity by reaching out to the communities around them.
The Irish Rugby Football Union is to make €500,000 available to its clubs in light of the Covid-19 crisis, the governing body announced on Tuesday evening.
The cost of cancellations and postponements in the Irish rugby calendar due to the coronavirus outbreak will now hit the pockets of those involved in the professional game
Guinness PRO14 chiefs last night decided to suspend the 2019-20 season indefinitely, with the cross-border league going as far as to cancel its grand final, which had been set to take place in Cardiff on June 20.
Guinness PRO14 chiefs have decided to suspend the 2019/20 season indefinitely, the cross-border league going as far as to cancel its grand final, which was set to take place in Cardiff on June 20.
With sporting and cultural events scheduled well into the summer now being cancelled or postponed, it is all too clear that Irish rugby’s current shutdown is set to extend beyond the current March 29 cut-off.
Ireland’s professional rugby players could be facing further disruption due to the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak with the IRFU considering standing the provinces down next week.
Jack McGrath has signed a two-year contract extension with Ulster, which will keep him at Kingspan Stadium until at least the summer of 2022.
The spread of the Coronavirus continues to wreak havoc with sport, with Six Nations and Guinness PRO14 competitions once more affected.
St Flannan’s progress to a semi-final meeting with Connacht champions St Raphael’s on Monday week.
Fourteen-man St Flannan’s College survived a ferocious battle with St Kieran’s College in the All Ireland Post Primary Schools senior A hurling championship quarter-final at Mallow today.
The quest for All Ireland Post Primary Schools senior A hurling glory begins this weekend with the two quarter-finals of the Croke Cup down for decision.
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