Following on the IRFU's official response to Coronavirus, all Blackrock College RFC activity has been postponed as of 6pm today. The IRFU have advised, following consultation with the relevant government authorities, that all rugby training and matches are cancelled as part of the efforts to mitigate the spread of the Covid-19 virus. As a result, all upcoming Blackrock College RFC games and training sessions, from mini and youths through to the adult men and womens teams, will not commence until at least the 30th of March. This includes the AIL game against Galwegians and the members coach trip to Galway scheduled for this weekend.
Additionally, Stradbrook is closed until further notice, this includes the gym, locker rooms, bar, and all pitches.
The welfare and safety of our players and members is paramount, and Blackrock College RFC wishes that you and your families remain safe and well during this period.
We will continue to keep you informed as the situation changes.
Yours in Rugby, The Executive Committee
The IRFU Official Statement:
The Irish Rugby Football Union, together with Connacht, Leinster, Munster and Ulster Rugby, have announced the suspension of all Domestic Rugby activity from 6pm this evening (March 12) until March 29 (inclusive), in response to the latest Government advice on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Future Domestic Rugby activity will be reviewed in line with Government advice.
Training and Playing:
All Rugby activities across Clubs and Schools, from minis to adult rugby, must now cease.
While Rugby Clubs may wish to continue to operate facilities such as bars and function rooms, they must observe Government restrictions in relation to the number of people that may attend indoor (no more than 100 people) and outdoor (no more than 500 people) events.
Impact on fixtures of note:
We will work with clubs and schools to rearrange fixtures, such as the Schools Cup finals.
Updates, when available, in relation to the professional game will come from tournament organisers.
Up to date information can be found on the HSE Ireland website: FOLLOW LINK.