Grand Slam coach Doyle to speak at female coaching workshop
Munster Rugby will host a workshop for coaches of women's and girls' rugby in The Pavilion at UL tomorrow (Saturday, February 21).
The workshop will consist of a mixture of on-pitch coaching as well as talks from Irish Grand Slam-winning coach Philip Doyle and Munster Senior Women's coach Wayne Falvey.
The aim of the workshop is to enhance coaches' knowledge and identify craft work that will help players refine their individual skills.
Topics covered on the day will include scrum and lineout as well as back-line attack and breakdown.
The cost of the workshop is €25, which includes lunch & coaches' pack. Bookings can be made through firstname.lastname@example.org.
Smooth in Bruff for schools blitz
The Munster Rugby Development Department recently held an 11 a-side blitz for U-15 students from 'B' schools in Limerick city and county.
The venue for the blitz was Kilballyowen Park, home of Bruff RFC. The focus of the day was to maximise participation for players of all levels. Twelve teams from eight schools were in competition on the day. Those schools were: Coláiste Chiaráin Croom, Coláiste Iosaef Kilmallock, SJB Hospital, Desmond College Newcastlewest, Villiers, CBS Sexton Street, Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh and St Clements.
Munster Rugby would like to thank the competing schools for their support. A special mention goes to Bruff RFC for hosting the blitz.
Irish Independent Park and Thomond gear up for schools semi-finals
Thomond Park and Irish Independent Park will be the venues for the SEAT Munster Schools Senior Cup semi-finals in two weeks' time.
The newly-developed Irish Independent Park will host the meeting of PBC and Ardscoil Ris on Tuesday, March 3 with the game kicking off at 2.30. The following day, Glenstal Abbey will face Rockwell College in Thomond Park at 3.0.
Ahead of the Senior Cup semi-finals, the quarter-finals of the SEAT Schools Junior Cup take place next week.
Thomond Park will host a double-header on Wednesday as Crescent College face Rockwell (ko 2.30pm) before St Munchin's take on Castletroy College at 4pm in what promises to be a thrilling day of rugby in Limerick.
Irish Independent Park hosts the clash between CBC and Ardscoil Ris on Tuesday at 2.30pm and the quarter-finals conclude on Thursday at the Mardyke in Cork with PBC hosting Glenstal Abbey.
SEAT Schools Junior Cup Q/F
Tuesday, February 24: CBC v Ardscoil Rís, Irish Independent Park, 2.30.
Wednesday, February 25: Crescent College v Rockwell, Thomond Park, 2.30; St Munchin's College v Castletroy College, Thomond Park, 4.00.
Thursday, February 26: PBC v Glenstal Abbey, The Mardyke, 4.00.
SEAT Schools Senior Cup S/F
Tuesday, March 3: PBC v Ardscoil Ris, Irish Independent Park, 2.30.
Wednesday, March 4: Glenstal Abbey v Rockwell College, Thomond Park, 3.00pm.