The IRFU Leprechaun Rugby Course is designed to help coaches/teachers deliver active and purposeful rugby coaching sessions and to give children the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of a collective sport with emphasis on small sided games. It is a modified game that can be played on all surface types and incorporates integrity and fun as its main concepts.
Core subjects of planning and organisation development, teaching skills, the young player and physical literacy were presented to the students with peer coaching techniques and tasks applied in the practical element of the course. The basic themes were based on developing teaching games for understanding and coaching basic core technical skills such as passing and catching and evasion skills.
This aligns to the TGFU, and Games Sense approaches on the PE course and will assist these students with options to develop small sided games to incorporate rugby development.
Munster Rugby would like to thank UCC PE department for organising the course and Presentation Brothers College, Cork for offering their facilities to host the course.