11th May 2022 By The Editor
Although the domestic season is drawing to a close, the Rugby Development Department have been busy hosting a number of blitzes across the province.
In Musgrave Park on Sunday, a county U17 blitz was held which saw five teams competing. Each team played four games which were 16 minutes in duration. Rolling substitutions were permitted which ensured all players got as much game time as possible.
A schools blitz was recently held in Waterford in collaboration with Waterford Sports Partnership.
The first of two blitzes were held in the WIT Arena with over 100 5th/6th class students taking part.
A second blitz is planned for early June in Dungarvan for schools in West Waterford. The aim of the programme is to focus on fun, participation, and movement through non-contact rugby. Throughout the whole programme, 12 schools and 850 students have taken part.
The Rugby Development Department would like to express its thanks to the Waterford Sports Partnership for their support and collaboration on this school’s initiative.
Last week the U15 Aidan Ross memorial blitz took place at Dunmanway RFC. The annual event saw a number of schools across Cork competing.
On Wednesday morning, an Emerging Schools 7s U17s blitz took place in Coonagh. Eight teams from across North Munster took part on the day.
Please see a selection of pictures from the blitzes below: