Carrick-on-Shannon wins Spirit of Rugby Award

Carrick-on-Shannon RFC were the awarded the 2017 Spirit of Rugby award by the IRFU on Saturday February 10th in the Aviva Stadium.

September 2017, the IRFU launched the ‘Spirit of Rugby’ initiative which aims to support players, coaches, volunteers and parents.

Its primary purpose is to educate those within the game about their rights and responsibilities both on and off the field.


The aim of the Spirit programme is to embody and promote the core values of the game – Respect, Inclusivity, Integrity, Fun and Excellence. Safeguarding of minis and youth players is also a TOP priority, ensuring that players develop to the best of their ability in a safe and fun rugby environment.

Club President, Peter Layden and Club Welfare Officer, Maeve Lenehan were invited to the Aviva Stadium on Saturday February 10th, where Maeve received the award from IRFU President Philip Orr, at a pre-match lunch.

Carrick-On-Shannon RFC P.R.O Stephen King told Dave Hooper about the award.