Tuesday 6 December 2016

Coaches on course at Clonmel RFC

Published 14/10/2016 | 02:30

The Bank of Ireland Munster Senior Cup has reached the quarter-final stage with four games taking place at 2.30pm tomorrow (Stock picture)
The Bank of Ireland Munster Senior Cup has reached the quarter-final stage with four games taking place at 2.30pm tomorrow (Stock picture)

Over 30 coaches from around the province attended the Stage 2 coaching course in Thomond Park last weekend.

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The two-day course saw coaches work with Munster Rugby staff covering areas from scrum and backline attack to practice sessions and fitness for the young player.

This course is designed to enhance coaches' knowledge and understanding of the game and is relevant to those coaching at U-13 to U-16 level.

The Munster Rugby Coach Development Department are currently delivering their annual IRFU coaching courses and a number of courses for different stages of coach development have already taken place throughout Munster.

To date this season, three stage 1 courses, two stage 2 courses, and a stage 3 course have been delivered over the past two months and they continue with a stage 1 course this weekend in Clonmel RFC.

The Bank of Ireland Munster Senior Cup has reached the quarter-final stage with four games taking place at 2.30pm tomorrow.

Three of the ties take place in Cork with the other pitting Young Munster against Shannon in a Limerick derby at Tom Clifford Park. The Senior Cup is Munster's oldest competition and was first played in 1886 with Cork Con dominating the competition in recent years.

The Temple Hill Club are seeking to make it five in a row this season and host Tipperary side Nenagh Ormond, who are flying high in Division 2A of the All-Ireland League.

The winners of that tie will have home advantage at the semi-final stage against the victors of the Highfield v Old Crescent clash at Woodleigh Park with the Cork side marginal favourites in that one.

UCC host Cashel at the Mardyke with the Students tipped to come out on top against a Cashel side that have yet to fire so far this season. The prize for winning that quarter-final will be a home semi-final against Young Munster or Shannon with the Cookies expected to overcome their Division 1B counterparts.

Bank of Ireland Munster Senior Cup - Tomorrow (2.30): Cork Constitution v Nenagh Ormond, Temple Hill; Highfield v Old Crescent, Woodleigh Park; UCC v Cashel, Mardyke; Munster v Shannon, Tom Clifford Park.

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