Club notes: Mallow kick off Fun Programme for girls
Building on the success of previous school rugby programmes, the Munster Rugby Development Department and Mallow RFC recently kick-started this season's Fun Rugby Programme for girls within primary schools in the North Cork area.
A one-day coaching course for transition year students at St Mary's Secondary School in Mallow launched the programme at the start of the season. The programme consists of visits to local schools in and around Mallow to provide girls with fun rugby sessions to develop their passing skills and encourage participation in non-contact 'tag' rugby games.
For this year's programme and upon completion of the course, TY coaches delivered sessions to first year girls in their own school as well as to girls in second to sixth classes in the nearby convent primary school.
Calling all aspiring refs in province
The Munster Association of Referees (MAR) are currently recruiting for new referees to take up match officiating throughout the province.
The call is open to those who would like to take the general refereeing path or who wish to support clubs at a local level through community refereeing.
The MAR would like to invite those interested in taking up a rewarding career officiating and supporting Munster Rugby to a New Members Course at the Charleville Park Hotel in Co Cork on Sunday, January 13, 2019.
For more information, please visit mar.ie or contact IRFU Referee Development Manager Chris Harrington (email@example.com).
U-19s lose out to visiting Australian Schools outfit
Munster U-19 were beaten 15-34 by Australian Schools & U-18s at Thomond Park earlier this month.
A penalty from Waterpark's Ben Daly combined with tries from Glenstal Abbey's Ronan Quinn and Ardscoil Rís' Daniel Okeke, while Bandon's Jack Crowley added a conversion.
The age-grade squad took on the international touring side in a friendly ahead of preparations for next year's Interprovincial campaign.