Blackrock College RFC recently hosted an IRFU Foundation rugby course. The course was coordinated and delivered by Leinster Rugby Community Rugby Officers Stephen Gore and Jack Hanratty, Coach Development Officer Dan Van Zyl and Referee Development Officer David Keane…

This course is designed to ensure that all coaches working with players aged between 13 and 16 have all the necessary tools and knowledge to deliver the best session possible to their players to help these players to develop into our next inter-provincial and international players.

The coaches were delivered modules such as; Role of the coach, scrum and line out, fitness for the young player and General Movement. This course will be followed up by a link course that will cover other aspects of the game such as Counter Attack, Continuity and Games Sense.

These link courses will be delivered by Leinster rugby’s Coach Development Officers and Elite Player Officers.

If you require any information on any coaching course please don’t hesitate to contact your Local Community Rugby Officer;

Stephen Gore – Community Rugby Officer; 086 6087943, Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown County Council
Gerry McCleery
– Community Rugby Officer; 086 2422829, Fingal County Council
Jack Hanratty
– Community Rugby Officer; 087 2112817, Dublin City Council
Maurice Logue
– Community Rugby Officer; 087 2362663, South Leinster 
Steve Coy
– Community Rugby Officer; 086 8599774, North Leinster
Niall Neville
– Community Rugby Officer; 087 2634757, South Dublin County Council