Academy Manager Ian Sherwin, Academy staff and guest tutors address various aspects of rugby both on and off the field, and modules covered include: rugby skills, laws of the games, nutrition, goal setting, video analysis, the Long Term Player Development programme, Sports Psychology, Speed and Gym Training.
Over sixteen students representing PBC, Midleton College and Bandon Grammar attended the camp in the Mardyke Arena, Cork, under the guidance of Sub Academy Fitness Coach Paudie Roche and Elite Development Officer Ken Oâ00Connell.
In the University of Limerick Elite Development Officer Ray Egan and Academy Strength and Conditioning Coach Feargal Oâ00Callaghan welcomed over twenty students from Ard Scoil Ris, Crescent College Comprehensive, Castletroy College, St. Munchinâ00s College, Glenstal Abbey and Rockwell College.
Guest lecturers such as David McHugh (Referee Development Officer), Aidan Oâ00Connell and Tom Comyns (Munster Senior strength and conditioning coaches), Jason Holland (Munster backs coach) and Rugby Development Officers were on hand during the week sharing their own wealth of experience and knowledge with the eager participants.
EDO Ken O'Connell takes a session in the Mardyke Arena
Some of the Cork participants line up with Ken O'Connell
Students take part in gym training in UL
Academy Manager Ian Sherwin tutors the Limerick students
Over twenty Limerick students attended the programme