There are two levels within the Academy structure. Level 2 is contractual and therefore requires additional commitments by individuals when compared to Level 1 Academy members who are invited to participate in the programme with a view to progressing to Level 2.
What we're looking for...
We're looking for people who have the potential to become professional rugby players. So, to become a member of the Munster Rugby Academy, you should be able to show us that you have at least one of the following:
So, what is the Munster Rugby Academy?
The Academy is a programme that will enhance the development of our best young rugby players by providing innovative rugby thinking and advice that will ultimately foster and enhance their rugby skills.
Under the guidance of a full-time Academy Manager you'll receive guidance on key areas including positional skills, sports psychology, fitness and nutrition.
Because it is vital to prepare for life after rugby, the Academy Manager will assist Academy members to maximise personal, educational and career development opportunities.
The Academy is a three-year programme running from June to June each year.
What the Academy will provide...
The Munster Academy will provide you with the knowledge, support and guidance to be the best you can be, both in a rugby environment and in life outside of rugby.
As a member of the Academy you'll take part in:
Level Two Academy Members 2005.
Frank Cogan (Cork Con), Mark Melbourne Garryowen), Duncan Williams (UCC), Anthony Kavanagh (Garryowen), Gary Walsh (UL Bohs), Ross Noonan (UCC), Donnacha Ryan(Shannon), Tom Gleeson(Cork Con).
New Level 2 Academy Members 2005
Daragh Hurley (UCC), Michael Essex (UCC), Billy Holland (UCC), Barry O'Mahoney (UCC), Conan Ryan(Garryowen), Tim Ryan (UCC), Denis Hurley (UCC), Gerry Hurley (Garryowen).
Level 1 Academy Members 2005
Keith Earls (St Munchins), Dave Sherry Garryowen), Sean Cronin(Shannon), Kevin Griffin (Shannon),Tommy O'Donnell (UL Bohs), Frank Daly (Garryowen), Ciaran O'Boyle (Garryowen), Dave Ryan (Highfield), Evan Ryan(UCC), Paul Hurley (UCC), Peter Shallow (UCC).