Munster Coach Development recently hosted their first junior rugby coaching workshop of the new year at Killorglin RFC, as part of a series of workshops designed to aid coaches with rugby development.
A total of 30 players from U-14 and U-16 levels were involved in a series of drills at the Kerry club, which focused on the intricacies of the breakdown and were led by Munster Community Rugby Officer, Ray Gadsden.
Coaches also availed of the opportunity to develop their coaching skills and took part in a Q&A feedback session with a number of their players in attendance for the practical session.
The workshop was held as part of a series for all levels of coaching which runs throughout the season. For further information on the workshops and courses, please visit: https://munsterrugby.ie/domestic/coaching/further-information/
Schools set for kick-off
The first round of the Clayton Hotels Munster Schools Senior and Junior Cup competitions kicks off next week with a series of double-headers on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (Junior 1pm, Senior 2.30pm).
On Tuesday (January 16), St Clement’s College go head-to-head with Crescent College at Dooradoyle and defending Senior Cup champions PBC take on Castleroy College at Muskerry RFC.
Glenstal Abbey and Rockwell College battle it out at Tom Clifford Park while defending Junior Cup champions CBC encounter Ardscoil Rís on Wednesday at Lansdowne. Bandon Grammar and St Munchin’s College round off the fixtures for the week as they compete at both senior and junior level on Thursday at Bandon RFC.
Meanwhile, defending Bateman Cup champions Cork Constitution will take on City of Armagh in the semi-final stage of the All-Ireland Senior Cup competition when they visit the Palace Grounds tomorrow (Saturday, January 13, 2.30pm).
Con are seeking an incredible sixth title in a row. Inaugural winners Lansdowne and new provincial title holders Sligo will go head to head in the other semi-final at Hamilton Park.