Monday 16 September 2019

Club notes: Emerging Schools blitzes draw 750 pupils


Midleton CBS, Coachford College, Ballincollig Community School and SMGS Blarney at an Emerging Schools blitz
Midleton CBS, Coachford College, Ballincollig Community School and SMGS Blarney at an Emerging Schools blitz Sportsdesk

The Munster Rugby Development Department have continued to run Emerging Schools Blitzes across the province in recent weeks.

Emerging Schools from Limerick, Kerry, Waterford, Cork City and North Cork have all contributed to an extensive blitz programme.

Over 750 students have participated in the blitzes with first year students, and U-15 & U-17 squads showcasing their rugby skills in a fun environment.

The aim of the Emerging Schools Initiative is to engage with students, in non-traditional rugby schools, and provide them with the opportunity to play and experience rugby.

Munster Rugby Development Officers continue to develop emerging schools throughout the province.

Blitzes continued in Clare, Cork, Limerick and Kerry last week.

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Kinsale host Cork session with focus on continuity

The Munster Rugby Development Department recently held a player and coach development workshop for the West Cork area at Kinsale RFC.

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The workshop was aimed at developing catch / pass and continuity cornerstones, with players and coaches encouraged to develop their understanding associated with each skill.

U14 & U15 players and coaches from Bantry Bay, Skibbereen and Kinsale RFC participated. The event was facilitated by club coaches along with Munster Development Officer, Eugene McCarthy, and Club and Community Officers, Damien Hicks and Willie Shubart. The next workshop in the West Cork area on defence will be hosted by Skibbereen.

West Kerry side Chorca Dhuibhne host player and coach workshop

Rugbaí Chorca Dhuibhne RFC recently hosted a player and coach workshop in conjunction with the Munster Rugby Development Department.

The workshop was a continuation of the Stage 2, 3 and 4 cornerstone workshops with the focus placed on ball carry and catch/pass cornerstones for players and coaches.

Rugbaí Chorca Dhuibhne's U-14 and U-15 squads provided players for coaches to work with via a series of drills, facilitated by RCD Youth Officer, Paddy Fenton.

Munster Rugby Development Officer, Euan Gee, and Coach & Player Development Officer, Fiach O'Loughlin, were both on hand.

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