Club News Weekending 29th July 2007
25th July 2007 By Munster Rugby
UL Bohemian RFC appoint a new Director of Rugby. Click here for more information and the latest club news.
UL BOHEMIAN RFC
UL Bohemian RFC are delighted to announce that from the 1st September, Ian Costello will commence as Director of Rugby.
Ian takes over from Mike Tewksbury who is returning to the UK after 7 successful years at the helm of UL Bohemian. Ian joins us in UL Bohemian after spending several years working with Munster Rugby where he had responsibility for Elite player development within the Munster Academy.
Ian played Senior Rugby with UL Bohemian for most of his career, featuring at out half and at centre. After leaving UL Bohemian, Ian joined Kilfeacle as player coach and spent 2 successful seasons with the Tipperary club before returning to take over the reins from Mike Tewksbury in Ul Bohemian. Ian came in to work alongside Forwards Coach Christy Neilan, and success immediately followed. After the clubs first season back in the top flight division, we finished 5th, just one place off the playoffs. Last season saw us go one better by finishing in the top 4 only to lose out cruelly to Cork Con.
"We are delighted to have someone of Ian’s calibre and experience to take over as Director of Rugby" says Graham Burns, Chairman of Rugby. "Ian brings a huge knowledge of both the game and the club through his experience of working with the players over the past 2 seasons. This continuity is vital as we look to continually develop the club both on and off the field" says Burns.
Next Season the club enters its 9th season after it’s merger with UL. "Our academy in UL is growing and Ian’s experience of working with and nurturing young talent will be crucial to our development. We are always looking to strengthen our playing base, and see our Academy as being central to this process" says Burns
Membership for Killorglin Rugby Club has opened for the 2007/08 season. Killorglin RFC always welcomes new members, both playing and non-playing, to follow the ongoing development of the club as it has been promoted to Junior League 1 status this year. For a club that reformed only eight years ago, this is a great achievement. A full membership of the club costs €30, a family membership costs €50, and juvenile membership costs €10. The club would also like to meet anybody interested in under-age coaching. Anybody interested in becoming a member can contact club PRO Aidan Clifford at 0879065927, or alternatively leave a message with Club Secretary Madeline Foley (066) 9762102.
Senior Team training has begun for the pre-season. It takes place at 7pm every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Killorglin Community College pitch on Langford Street. New faces are always welcome and the club is happy to introduce new players to the game of rugby.
Tag Rugby has also begun for this summer. It takes place every Tuesday evening at 7pm, in the Dragon’s Den All-weather pitch. This non-contact form of the sport is a fun way of staying fit, and offers a great social outlet also. Both men and women are invited to play.
Killorglin Rugby Club are also looking for our youth players from last season to contact their coaches about their availability for the coming season. We are also looking for youth players to take part in the Puck Fair parade under the club banner.