Monday 20 November 2017

Kilrush kids eager to unveil new skills

The club’s U-14 players took part in the practical element of the session
The club’s U-14 players took part in the practical element of the session

Munster Rugby recently held a workshop for Kilrush RFC coaches at their club grounds in Monmore, Co Clare.

Fifteen coaches from all age grades took part in the evening session which primarily focused on ‘continuity in contact’. The club’s U-14 players took part in the practical element of the session – they were divided into groups of four to work on the ‘life of the ball’ section of the module. The players look forward to developing their new skills on the pitch over the season.

Mini Workshop boost for Tralee

Munster Rugby hosted at Mini Workshop last Saturday at Tralee RFC.

The club mini coaches were tutored on 'physical literacy' and 'planning a theme to a coaching session' which they demonstrated in a practical module, with the assistance of children who play in the club's underage section.

All players and coaches enjoyed a fun day out and look forward to continuing with their development through various workshops at the club.

Should your club or school wish to take part in a Munster Rugby coaching workshop please email for details.

Sessions at Skibbereen

As underage rugby continues to grow at Skibbereen RFC, Munster Rugby recently hosted an U-13 and U-14 coaching workshop at their club grounds on Mill Road.

The Skibbereen U-13 players and their coaches participated in a 'Players In The Space' coaching module which included work on realignment and spacial awareness.

Continuity In Contact was the primary focus for the U-14s. Their coaches were tutored in areas such as 'the ball carrier' and 'close support line'.

Players and coaches worked together on the various practical elements of the coaching modules.

Should your club or schools wish to take part in a Munster coaching or player workshop please email for more details.

'Play Rugby' at Ballylongford

IRFU 'Play Rugby' is underway at Ballylongford National School in North Kerry with over 70 players from 2nd to 6th class taking part.

The boys and girls are in week two of the four-week 'Play Rugby' programme aimed at introducing children to tag rugby through fun games.

As part of the programme, teachers at Ballylongford NS are being upskilled on basic rugby coaching techniques and provided with 'player packs' in order to start rugby in the school.

Should you wish to take introduce the IRFU 'Play Rugby' initiative at your school please email for more details.

Irish Independent

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