Finally, there is some light at the end of the tunnel as restrictions are now beginning to ease and we can hope that the grass-roots game can start their return to Rugby from Monday 26th April. We are all missing the sport that we know and love and it has been difficult not to be out there playing or training. Lockdown has taken its toll on people’s mental health, with anxiety levels rising and many feeling isolated without their normal support networks.
The Irish Government has set out a cautious route out of lockdown, with outdoor non-contact sports for minis and youths able to return. At Corrib Rugby we want to provide some rugby to finish off the season, to give our members a chance to meet up and throw the ball around. We are aware that the season would normally nearly be over by now and that the GAA and Soccer seasons are starting and therefore some players may become unavailable. However, we are also aware that we have a number of players that only play rugby, it being one of the few sports that truly has a position on the pitch for everyone. And we understand that some coaches also coach other sports and therefore may also be unavailable. We will help out on this front.
The committee is suggesting that the Club returns for approx. 4 weeks of training starting Monday 26th April. The Youths will train as normal midweek and the Mini's will return on Saturday 1st May.
The Club will be presenting a Rugby ball to every paid-up mini and youth member at the first training session and we sincerely hope that the players will go off into the summer with a belly full of rugby and a hunger for the new season to start in September.
We hope that you, who week-in and week-out give up of your time to coach these kids, will also want to return for the four weeks to help the club finish off this season on a positive note (and see some old friends)!