17 May, 13:32
A selection of players from the Daughters of Charity in Munster recently took part in a challenge match at Garryowen Rugby Club.
The programme required each squad to be put into teams of three where they competed against each other. Players were instructed to orienteer their way through an eight kilometer forest while carrying heavy loads as part of the day long exercise.
Squad managers and coaches were delighted with the outcome of this alternative training module which enabled them to see how well the individual players performed under pressurised situations.
Many players demonstrated great leadership qualities and as a result put themselves in contention to captain their respective teams.
The interpro series will commence this September with Munster's home fixtures in Cork and Limerick.
Fri, 9th September Munster v Leinster, Musgrave Park - (TBC)
Fri, 16th September Ulster v Munster Venue TBC
Fri, 23rd September Connacht v Munster Venue TBC
Manager: Graham Burns
Head Coach: Steve Ford
U19 Group A
Sat, 10th September Munster v Connacht - Limerick
Sat, 17th September Munster v Ulster - Limerick
Sunday 24th September Leinster v Munster - Donnybrook
U19 Group B
Sun, 11th September Exiles v Munster Venue TBC
Sat, 17th September Munster v Ulster Venue Limerick
Sat, 24th September Leinster v Munster - Donnybrook
Manager: Niall Cowhey
Head Coach: Ray Egan
Sat, 24th September Munster v Ulster Venue - Limerick
Sat, 1st October Leinster v Munster Venue TBC
Sat 8th October Connacht v Munster Venue TBC
Manager: Dermot Kelly
Head Coach: Keith Murphy
Wed, 7th September Leinster v Munster Venue Donnybrook
Wed, 14th September Connacht v Munster Venue TBC
Sat, 24th September Munster v Ulster - Limerick
Manager: Declan English
Head Coach: Niall McDermott
Intense training for Rep squads in preparation for upcoming interpro series