Leinster Open Training Confirmed in Wexford Wanderers RFC
January 25, 2023 11:55 am Lisa Doyle
Leinster Rugby has announced an open training session for February, in Wexford Wanderers RFC.
The latest open training session follows similar sessions over the summer and indeed before Christmas in the home of Seán O’Brien, in Tullow RFC.
The squad visited 12 locations in two action-packed summer days as part of The 12 County Tour, along with an open training session in November in Tullow, and Leo Cullen has now confirmed that the squad are once again hitting the road.
Leinster Rugby will host the open training session at Wexford Wanderers RFC, on Thursday 9 February from 3pm.
Wexford Wanderers is the home club of current player, Brian Deeny, as well as former Leinster and Ireland star Gordon D’Arcy, and it is also the club of Leinster Rugby President, Debbie Carty.
The open session will be another opportunity for the public to meet with Cullen, his coaches and players as well as to see them training up close.
Commenting on the news, Cullen said, “The tour during the summer and the trip to Tullow, was brilliant. The lads really enjoyed it and not just the players but the coaches and the staff as well.
“During Covid-19 it was so difficult to connect with people, with our clubs and our communities and re-connecting is something that we are very keen to do now that things have returned to normal.
“The impact of Wexford Wanderers on Leinster and Irish rugby is clear for all to see and it’s great to get down there and show some appreciation for all the work that they do on the ground.”
Local hero, Brian Deeny, is similarly looking forward to the event and welcoming the team back to his home club and to meeting some familiar faces.
“We all started in a club and wherever the journey takes us after that, you never forget that. For all of us players, it all started with minis in some club in Leinster.
“For me, that’s Wexford Wanderers and it’s great people like Bobby Cummings, Colm Mahon, James O’Connor, Jim Ryan, Martin Fenlon, Donal McDonald. I could go on.
“All of us players have a list like that of people that give so much time to their club and it’s pretty special to be now heading there to train with the rest of the Leinster lads in a few weeks to a place where I was training and playing for my club only a few years ago.
“I know the club will put on a great welcome and I look forward to it.”
The open training session will take place in Wexford Wanderers RFC, on Thursday, 9 February at 3pm.
There will be opportunities for autographs and photography with the players and coaches after the training session, and of course, everyone is welcome to attend.