The Bank of Ireland Leinster School of Excellence kicked off in The King’s Hospital School yesterday with 250 boys taking part in the first week of camps.

Close to 1,000 players from overseas and throughout Ireland will be taking part in the 18th year of the famous rugby programme.

Speakers confirmed for the Bank of Ireland Leinster School of Excellence:
Peter Smyth – Leinster Rugby Academy Manager
Trevor Hogan – Former Leinster player and current Talent ID Coach
Declan O’Brien – Former Leinster player and current Assistant Ireland Women’s coach
Kevin McLaughlin – Former Leinster Captain and Ireland player
Full availability now only remains for individuals or large groups on week three 1st-5th of August. Although this is a bank holiday, the rugby programme will still run from Monday-Friday inclusive.
We also have full availability for residential and non-residential places for the girl’s camp which will be run alongside the boy’s camps.
Girl’s camp:
1-5th August –Residential and non-residential available
8-12th August –Residential and non-residential available
Boy’s camp:
25-29th July – 20 non-residential available
1-5th August –Residential and non-residential available
8-12th August –30 non-residential available
Tom McKeown, Leinster School of Excellence Manager added “Week one of the rugby programme is off to a great start. Players from as far as Japan and Dubai have heard about our camps and have travelled especially to improve their rugby skills. We have non-residential availability on most camps as well as residential availability on the girls camps and week three of the boy’s camps”.
Cost of a camp:
Residential: €;399
Non-residential €;299
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Why attend the Leinster School of Excellence camp?

  • Top class coaching from professional coaches
  • Sports psychology seminars for the young player
  • Nutritional talks for the young player
  • Daily swimming pool recovery sessions
  • Daily video analysis feedback
  • Weekly visits from current Leinster Academy players
  • Weekly guest speakers
  • Flexibility gym sessions
  • Team building activities
  • Make new friends with club and school players across the province
  • All meals provided – breakfast/lunch/dinner & supper
  • New menu approved by Leinster Rugby team nutritionist
  • Train and live like a professional player