Sunday 18 February 2018

Level 1 coaching course at University of Limerick

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Munster Rugby hosted an IRFU Level 1 (Stage 3) Coaching Course last weekend at the University of Limerick with 28 Munster club and school coaches in attendance.

The course included both outdoor practical coaching workshops and indoor generic modules with topics incorporating an introduction to the IRFU Long Term Player Development Pathway (LTPD) and IRFU Technical Model.

Indoor modules focused on the Role of the Coach, Management and Preparation of Practice Sessions, the Principles of Play and Strategic Team Play.

The outdoor modules included General Movement, Defense, Backplay, Individual Skills, the Benefits of Key Factor Analysis and Scrum and Lineout Development.

Participating coaches have now completed the first element of their accreditation and will continue with their assessment next week in a follow-up a link course, where they will be upskilled on Injury Prevention, Mental Skills and Fitness.

For information on upcoming Munster Rugby Coaching Course please email

UL Bohemian Women top the table and will take on Railway Union in the semi-final of the Women's All Ireland League play-offs.

UL Bohemians v Railway Union and Blackrock v Old Belvedere are the semi-final match-ups in the Women's All-Ireland League following a dramatic final round of the regular season. The two semi-finals take place on Sunday with the final scheduled for Saturday, December 12 at Donnybrook (kick-off 6.0).

UL Bohemians finished top of the table after shattering Blackrock's unbeaten record at Stradbrook, with the Limerick side running out 22-7 winners in a fascinating final round clash.

Irish Independent

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