Club Updates


The IRFU has welcomed the announcement from the government last Friday which permits the return of sport from Monday, 29 June. The process of implementing the appropriate public health measures in our clubs has accelerated in recent weeks and we are committed to returning to rugby safely. The IRFU in consultation with the provinces will assess the latest update from the Irish government and will communicate with clubs in due course.


As it stands, the clubhouse will remain closed (except for toilet facilities) until the appropriate measures have been put in place and collaboration with Bective Tennis has been completed also.

Over the coming 1-2 weeks, we will be issuing some club documents on our COVID measures which we will expect all members to read and adhere to.

Part of the process has been to appoint a COVID-19 Safety Officer and form a COVID-19 Committee which will consist of the Safety Officer, all Compliance Officers (Mgt/coaching representation from each team in the club), Clubhouse Manager (Mark O’Brien), Director of Rugby + more. This list is not exhaustive.


COVID-19 Committee

COVID-19 Safety Officer: Gavin Walsh
COVID-19 Compliance Officers: Mark Jones, Darragh Sheeran, Mark O’Brien, Iarla Byrne (Bective Tennis), Richard Maybury, Director of Rugby, at least 1 representative from each team in the club.


The IRFU are also launching their KNOW > SHOW > GO campaign ahead of clubs resuming rugby activity. Clubs will be asked to:

  • Know roles and responsibilities in preventing the spread of COVID-19
  • Show respect for team mates around safe behaviour
  • Go train well, then go home straight afterwards to allow team mates to train safely

You can see the full details HERE



The Executive Committee,

Bective Rangers FC