The I.R.F.U. and Leinster Rugby in association with Setanta College are delighted to announce that a fitness workshop will be held in the Mount Herbert Hotel, Dublin 4 on May 27th…

This workshop will be aimed at coaches working at all levels. The topics that will be covered are as follows:

Topic 1 – Improving Function, Speed, Strength & Power in Rugby Players Presenter – Des Ryan (IRFU Fitness Education Manager)

Topic 2 – Monitoring Workload and Recovery Presenter – Paul Pook (Ireland’s Strength & Conditioning Coach)

Topic 3 – Introduction to Weightlifting for Rugby Presenter – Colin Buckley (Irish Amateur Weightlifting Association Coach Development Officer)

The workshop will be mainly theory with some practical content. The night will be of great use to coaches who would like to know what is the most appropriate and practical method to develop young and old players. Also the workshop is ideal for coaches who would like to introduce something new and challenging to their training.

The workshop is open to any coach especially from Leinster and the surrounding area. Similar workshops will and have been run in the other provinces. Information on these workshops and others during the year will be found on as soon as details are available.

The Details for the workshop are as follows –

Date – 27/5/2010
Time – 7pm to 10pm
Venue – Mount Herbert Hotel, Herbert Road, Sandymount, Dublin 4
Cost – €;30 (€;10 for IRFU regional fitness coaches)

Registration – Places are limited and coaches must register with Niamh Nash ( or 01-6473835).

The closing Date is the 24/5/10 and once registered coaches will receive information and a timetable one week before the workshop.