The Bank of Ireland Leinster Rugby Summer Camps were launched in De La Salle Palmerston this morning.

The summer camps, which will take place in 27 different locations all across the province in July and August, offer kids the chance to learn to play the Leinster way while having plenty of fun!

Leinster Rugby and Ireland players Seán O’Brien, Garry Ringrose and James Ryan were joined at today’s launch by Leo the Lion and kids from DLSP FC, who all hope to emulate their rugby heroes someday.

The first camps get underway in Wexford Wanderers, Terenure College, Portarligton RFC and in Energia Park on Monday, 2nd July. They are open to boys and girls aged six to 12 and are run by fully accredited IRFU coaches. Each camp runs Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 1.30pm.

Leinster Rugby Summer Camp

As well as learning to play the Leinster way, meeting Leinster Rugby players, making new friends and having lots of fun, each child will also receive a pack including a training t-shirt, a Rhino rugby ball and a drawstring bag. They will also get one free ticket to a selected Leinster game.

An early bird rate of €75 is available for children who enrol before the 1st June. After this date, the cost of attending the camp will be €90 per child. You can book a second camp for your child for just €60.

Speaking at today’s launch, Rory Carty, Bank of Ireland’s Head of Youth Banking said: “We are delighted to sponsor the Bank of Ireland Leinster Rugby Summer Camps. As a proud sponsor of Leinster Rugby since 2007, and in line with our involvement in communities around the country, Bank of Ireland is particularly supportive of the development of the game at amateur level. Through these camps, great strides are being made in nurturing younger players and widening the talent pool and we are thrilled to be part of this excellent initiative.”

Ken Moore, Leinster Rugby Summer Camp Co-ordinator, added: “We’re thrilled to have Bank of Ireland on board again as the title sponsor of our Leinster Rugby camps. We had a record number of players attend our summer camps last year, with this year’s camps set to be our biggest and best yet! We’re very much looking forward to providing an action-packed, fun-filled summer in our camps in 27 venues across the province.”

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