Mini rugby has always been an important and successful sport at Inchmarlo. In the days of competitive Ulster Primary Schools’ rugby, Inchmarlo were the most consistent team at the Ravenhill Finals, winning it more times than any other school.
Now that mini rugby is played on a participation basis, the school still is involved in several local mini rugby festivals. Our own blitz involves several local teams when the Julian Yarr Shield ‘Spirit of the Tournament’ is awarded.
The latest development for rugby at Inchmarlo is the appointment of Mr Jamie Kirk as Director of Rugby at RBAI. Mr Kirk currently coaches the P3 to P7 boys and illustrates the integrated approach the school takes to rugby development.
Inter House mini rugby for the McFall Cup is a very competitive affair with Knockagh, Divis, and Scrabo playing for the trophy and House points.
Inchmarlo is always keen to acknowledge the contribution Instonians RFC makes to mini rugby at the school. All Inchmarlo boys (P1 – P7) are able to play at Shaw’s Bridge on Saturdays mornings (9.30 – 11.00 am). Seahorses mini rugby encompasses P1 to P7 with lots of coaching to develop skills, encourage enjoyment for the game and burn off any excess energy!