Munster Screenings Continue
11th December 2009 By Munster Rugby
Following on from the summer and October camps held throughout the province, preparations continue with the screening and selection process for the Munster youths for the 2010/2011 season.
Working within the framework of the national talent programme, staff members of the Munster Rugby Academy and the Munster Rugby Domestic game department were joined by seventy two players in Charleville RFC on Tuesday the 8th of December.
Fifteen and sixteen year old players representing numerous clubs from the province were in attendance at the one day screening camp.
Players were nominated to attend by their respective regional management squad. There are four regional management squads in place representing North, South, East and West Munster and each squad was asked to nominate a twenty two player panel for the Charleville camp.
The management teams include a head coach, assistant coach, conditioning coach and team manager, and they select players from the clubs affiliated to their assigned area.
Clubs represented included the following:
North Munster: 22 players – Ballina/Killaloe, Bruff, Garryowen, Kilrush, Newcastle West, Scariff, Shannon, Thomond, Young Munster.
South Munster: 7 players – Ballincollig, Bantry, Carrigaline, Fermoy, Mallow, Sundays Well.
East Munster: 20 players – Carrick-on-Suir, Cashel, Clonmel, Dungarvan, Kilfeacle, Nenagh, Thurles, Waterpark.
West Munster: 22 players – Castleisland, Corca Dhuibhne, Killarney, Killorglin, Tralee.
From Tuesday’s screening day an Under 17 squad of 35 players will be selected, and will play their Connacht counterparts in St. Senans RFC on Monday December 28th, ko 2pm.