Due to an unprecedented demand, the Munster Rugby Coaching & Development Department ran a Level 1 coaching course in Mallow GAA on the 5th-7th September for the first time.
Because of the demand for places at the course run at Colaiste Stiofan Naofa on 23-25th August it was deemed necessary to run an extra Level 1 course to cater for the demand. The facilities that were on offer at the venue where of a superb standard and the Mallow GAA facility will certainly be looked at as an ongoing venue for courses in the future. The course was attended by 32 coaches from various clubs throughout the province who worked very hard over the weekend to make it an enjoyable event for both the tutors and coaches alike.
Ireland U20s suffered a 34-13 defeat against France in Narbonne on Friday night and although only trailing by four points at the interval the hosts went to domintate the second half performance keeping Ireland scoreless while registering 17 points.
On the second weekend of the RBS Six Nations Championship there are only two Ulster Bank All Ireland League games featuring Munster sides, together with a full programme of games in the Munster Junior League.