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Feast of Junior Cup ties set to light up weekend


Last year's winner Castletroy face Rockwell College in the SEAT Munster Schools' Cup quarter-finals on Monday

Last year's winner Castletroy face Rockwell College in the SEAT Munster Schools' Cup quarter-finals on Monday

Last year's winner Castletroy face Rockwell College in the SEAT Munster Schools' Cup quarter-finals on Monday

The SEAT Munster Schools Junior Cup quarter-finals kick off today with two fixtures scheduled for Cork and Limerick.

Glenstal Abbey School get proceedings under way, hosting Ardscoil Rís in St Mary's RFC at 1.30, while PBC take on St Munchin's College in Lansdowne, Cork at 3.00.

Tomorrow Crescent College host CBC at Rosbrien at a 12.30, while holders Castletroy College will defend their title on Monday at Thomond Park against Rockwell College, kicking off at 3.00.

Munster Schools Junior Cup quarter-final fixtures

TODAY - Glenstal Abbey v Ardscoil Rís, Grove Island, 1.30; PBC v St Munchin's College, Lansdowne, 3.00

TOMORROW - Crescent College v CBC, Rosbrien, 12.30

MONDAY - Castletroy College v Rockwell College, Thomond Park (TBC), 3.00


Bantry, Killorglin eye last-four spot

Tomorrow Bantry Bay will host Killorglin in Mahon Sports Complex (1.00) in the Pan Munster U-16 quarter-final, with Waterpark awaiting the winners in the semi-finals.

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Bruff and Dungarvan go head- to-head in the second semi-final on Sunday at 1.00 in Bruff RFC.

The U-18s are also in action tomorrow, when Waterpark entertain Clonakilty in Ballinakill at 2.0 in their quarter-final clash.

The qualifier will play the winners of Bruff and Newcastle West, who are in action on Sunday at Bruff RFC (11.30).

Young Munster and Tralee have already qualified as semi-finalists (fixture TBC) in the Pan Munster U-18 section.

Pan Munster U-18 quarter-finals

TOMORROW - Waterpark v Clonakilty, Ballinakill, 2.00.

SUNDAY - Bruff v Newcastle West, Bruff, 11.30.

Pan Munster U-16 quarter-final

TOMORROW - Bantry Bay v Killorglin, Mahon Sports Complex, 1.00.

Pan Munster U-16 semi-final

SUNDAY - Bruff v Dungarvan, Bruff RFC, 1.00.


Bantry Bay girls an invincible force in Development Blitz

Bantry Bay RFC took part in a U-15 and U-18 girls' development blitz in Cashel RFC on Saturday last against host club Cashel, Listowel and Kilrush.

It was a challenge the Bantry teams were relishing, as bad weather had resulted in an extended break from games since the Christmas period.

The hours of training, however, were put to great use with the girls remaining unbeaten throughout the course of all four games.

Bantry, Killorglin, Clanwilliam, Cashel, Listowel and Kilrush are six new clubs in Munster as girls' rugby continues to flourish throughout the province.

Three further development blitz days are scheduled for March, April and May with all clubs taking part.


Catch up on 'best practice'

The final workshop of the season, the "best practice" exchange workshop will commence in the Charleville Park Hotel from 7.30 - 9.00 on Monday, March 10.

The aim is for clubs to exchange their experiences and to provide an opportunity for clubs to learn about what works well in other clubs.

Pre-selected club representatives will give short presentations during the evening on relevant areas of strength within their club and how they achieve success.

There will be a discussion after each short presentation that will focus on:

  • An event – generating sponsorship
  • How to attract families
  • Links to the community, how to create visibility within the community
  • Data base management, how to collect data and use it
  • Getting mothers from the mini-section involved, etc.

You will be informed of the individual case study topics closer to the time when presenters have been confirmed.

What will you take away?

In this exchange of ideas and best practice workshop you will be encouraged to ask questions and share your experiences. Everyone will take away new and innovative ways to help and improve your club. You will also meet new people and create new contacts where you can continue to develop and share your ideas to help support each other and help develop rugby in Munster.

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