Thursday 26 April 2018

Munster Summer camps prove to be a roaring success

Donnacha Ryan signs autographs at the CSN Summer Camp
Donnacha Ryan signs autographs at the CSN Summer Camp
Denis Hurley, Damien Varley and Conor Murray have a chat with the children attending the Tralee Summer Camp.

A total of 1,250 boys and girls from ages 6-12 have taken part in the Munster Rugby summer camp programmes which have concluded after eight weeks in 23 different venues across the province.

The camps once again proved a roaring success with numerous rugby activities and fun games where all involved made new friends as well as learning more about rugby values such as teamwork, respect and integrity, and the awareness of the importance of physical fitness.

As an added bonus, a number of Munster players took time out of their busy pre-season training schedule to pay a visit to all camps and join in on the fun activities with the children.

The professional players also engaged in a questions and answers session at each camp and signed autographs for the young rugby enthusiasts.

Speaking on behalf of Munster Rugby, community rugby manager Damon Urlich said he is delighted with what was accomplished on the Summer Camp programme this year and attributes the success to the professionalism and experience of the staff involved.

"The majority of our camp staff have worked for us in various community rugby development roles over the last few years and their knowledge and experience allows us to provide what I believe is the best resourced summer sports programme in the province," he said.

"It's no coincidence that we see hundreds of the same faces returning year after year across all our venues due to the positive experience they have received while attending a Munster Rugby Summer Camp."

Munster Rugby would like to thank all the boys and girls that took part in this year's Summer Camps and look forward to hosting more youth rugby activities throughout the season.

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