Nenagh Ormond RFC

Founded 1884

Co. Tipperary

IRFU Cancels all Domestic fixtures for Season 2019/20

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The IRFU confirmed yesterday that due the Covid-19 crisis, all domestic rugby fixtures in Ireland are now cancelled and the season has closed.

This means that Nenagh Ormond will continue to play in Div 2A of the AIL when it resumes in season 2020/21

We urge all our members to comply with HSE guidelines and Government advice on staying indoors, hand-washing , sneezing etiquette , social distancing when out etc.

Full text of IRFU announcement is as follows :

The directive applies to all incomplete national and provincial competitions. It was ratified by the IRFU Rugby Committee on Thursday March 19th 2020.

Cups will be shared by finalists, where cup competitions have reached the final fixture.

There will be no promotion or relegation in any of the five divisions of the Energia Men’s All-Ireland League.

The planned expansion of the Energia Women’s All-Ireland League for the 2020/21 season remains in place.

There will be no league or cup winners in any competition organised at a national level including the Energia All-Ireland Leagues, Energia Women’s All-Ireland Cup and the Energia Bateman Cup.

The Fraser McMullen U20 Cup, the Junior Interprovincial Championships and the round-robin qualifiers for the Energia All-Ireland League will not take place.

Speaking about the announcement, IRFU Director of Rugby Development Colin McEntee said:

“The decision to end the domestic rugby season for 2019/2020 season has not been made lightly. All options were discussed and the IRFU is satisfied it has arrived at the only equitable solution.

These are challenging times for us all and we know clubs will be impacted by this directive, but we will look back at this season as one where we put the physical welfare of our rugby community above all else.

Clubs are now in a position to make plans for the 2020/21 season. We look forward to marking the 30th anniversary of the All-Ireland League.”

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