ESRI Research Series

Rugby in Ireland: a statistical analysis of participation

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November 26, 2019
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Research funded by the Irish Rugby football Union (IRFU) highlights the need to address a pattern of children dropping out of playing the sport as they get older. The study also highlighted opportunities to get more women and people from lower socio-economic groups involved in rugby.