IRFU Certified Conditioning Coach Course

Dates & Times

15 Jul 13

- 19 Jul 13

Week long course from July 15th to July 19th.

Limerick Institute of Technology


The fee for the course is €450 per applicant.

If a School/Club is sending 3 applicants there is a reduction of 15%, or 4-6 applicants a 30% discount.

A cheque for full payment must be sent to the IRFU along with the registration form.


The course is intended to help you gain the confidence and competence to condition and prepare the players in your charge in a safe and enjoyable manner for the game of Rugby. It must be stated that the course will not make you 'instantly qualified' in the area of physical conditioning. Instead we see the course as a process. It is intended to support you over the next 3 years to physically condition players for the game.

Topics covered:
Principles, Demands, Needs, Warm Ups, Prehab, Functional assessment, Integrated Conditioning, Planning & Periodisation, Testing, Nutrition, Strength, Speed, LTPD, Fundamental Movement Skills.

The 2012 Presenters were:
Des Ryan IRFU Fitness Education Manager
Chris Shields IRFU Ulster Sub Academy Fitness Advisor
Ian Jeffery's UKSCA
Colin Buckley: IAWA Coach education Director
Dr PJ Smyth: Head of Motor development in PE and Sports Science at University of Limerick
Dr. Liam Hennessy
Ruth Wood Martin IRFU Performance Nutritionist
Fergal O'Callaghan Munster Rugby

For more information please contact Niamh at (01) 6473835 or e-mail at

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