As the rugby season draws to a close for many now, the focus will be starting to switch to summer rugby, and it’s not just Jamie Heaslip, Rob Kearney, Sean O’Brien and the rest of the Leinster players that will be looking at July and August with anticipation to honing their skills with the World Cup looming.

The countdown for summer is well and truly underway and the places on the Bank of Ireland Leinster Rugby summer camps are also in countdown mode with some of the venues showing big numbers already.
There’s no better place for children to improve their rugby skills over the summer holidays than on one of camps and just like Leinster’s Irish players who will also be in their own camp working on their preparation for the upcoming World Cup, it provides an ideal opportunity for the Mini rugby players to spend a week learning and practicing for their new season also.

With the camp content now split into the three different stages of Mini Rugby this allows the players to work on specific areas that they will use next season.

Billy Phelan, the summer camp manager, added “This is something that I introduced last year where I broke down the content into the three separate phases of Mini Rugby, and while keeping it all fun and enjoyable for the players I wanted them to go back to their clubs or join a club for the new players with something that adds to their game. For example at the Mini 3 area (U10-U12’s) I have added more decision based games where we use activities to develop the skills they need and keep as much as possible to coaching through the game. The whole idea is that they get to practice through a series of progressions from Monday to Friday with each day having a specific theme to lead into the next.

As last year’s camps sold out, we would urge that you avail of our Early Bird Offer of €;75 (ending 5pm 5th of June) directly at or for more information visit

You can book a second camp for your child for just €;60 (no kit included).

Players will get:

  • 5 days of coaching from 9.30am-1.30pm Monday to Friday trained by Leinster Rugby fully accredited IRFU coaches
  • For boys and girls aged 6-12 years in 22 venues across the province
  • Meet Leinster players
  • One free junior ticket to a selected Leinster game
  • A Canterbury of New Zealand pack including a training t-shirt, a ball, and a draw string bag.
  • Learn new skills; make new friend and most importantly-HAVE FUN!

Summer Camp Dates and Venues:

Week Venue Venue Venue Venue
June 29th – July 4th Wexford Wanderers Donnybrook    
July 6th – July 10th Kilkenny Coolmine Terenure  
July 13th – July 17th Balbriggan Greystones Mullingar Lansdowne
July 20th – July 24th Portlaoise Tullow Seapoint  
July 27th – July 31st Donnybrook Cill Dara    
August 3rd – August 7th Gorey Tullamore    
August 10th – August 14th DLSP Westmanstown New Ross  
August 17th – August 21th North Kildare Blackrock Clontarf