Rugby Development in Kerry
24th October 2008 By Munster Rugby
Tralee RFC hosted a meeting with all Kerry Clubs and Munster Branch professional staff last Wednesday night 22nd October.
In attendance were representatives from Castleisland RFC, Corca Dhuibhne RFC, Listowel RFC, Tralee RFC, Killarney RFC, Killorglin RFC and Munster Rugby Domestic Game staff Ultan O’Callaghan PDGM, Damon Urlich CDM, Paul Collins PDM, Finny O’Regan RDO and Ray Gadsden YDO.
The purpose of this meeting was to discuss the future of Kerry rugby and where the Munster Branch can be of assistance in the development and promotion of rugby within the region. The evening commenced with a West Munster Cadet rugby session on the pitch and was followed by an open forum including Munster Branch representatives Maurice Walsh Castleisland RFC and Mick Keane Tralee RFC.
Some of the many discussions included the need to develop competition models to suit the changing demands of players and how to address adult player retention. Overall the evening proved to be extremely worthwhile and we look forward to the ongoing development of the game in the county.
Main Photo Above:
Back Row: Denis Griffin Castleisland RFC, Maurice Walsh Castleisland RFC, Maurice O’Sullivan Listowel RFC, Mike Keane Tralee RFC, JR Finnigan Killarney RFC, Declan Fuller Killarney RFC, Jay Galvin Tralee RFC, John Costelloe Killorglin RFC, Finny O’Regan RDO, Cecil Hoffman Tralee RFC, Chris McGillicuddy Killorglin RFC, Tim O’Herlihy Castleisland RFC, Tom Curtayne Killorglin RFC. Front Row:Ray Gadsden YDO, Paul Collins, PDM, Damon Urlich CDM, Ultan O’Callaghan PDGM, Grace O’Donnell Tralee RFC, Aidan Clifford Killorglin RFC.