The 2016 Bank of Ireland Leinster School of Excellence was launched today at Donnybrook Stadium in Dublin.

The Leinster School of Excellence, which is one of the most successful rugby camps in Ireland, gives 12 to 17 year old boys and girls the opportunity to experience what a week is like in the life of a professional rugby player.
Leinster stars Josh van der Flier, Garry Ringrose and Ross Molony were at Donnybrook Stadium this morning for the launch.

Now in its eighteenth year, the Bank of Ireland Leinster School of Excellence is aimed at developing players and fine-tuning their skills.  The content of the camp has been developed to reflect the modern game and as a result has become the highlight of the summer calendar for many players.  The camp is hosted in The King’s Hospital School, Palmerstown, which has been its home since it began in 1998.
Players attending will learn to play the Leinster way as they will gain greater understanding of the game and learn about values such as teamwork, commitment, integrity and communication.

The Bank of Ireland Leinster Rugby School of Excellence includes:

  • Top class coaching from professional coaches
  • Sports psychology for the young player
  • Nutritional information for the young player
  • Daily swimming pool recovery
  • Daily video analysis
  • Weekly Leinster Rugby academy player visit
  • Flexibility work
  • Weekly guest speaker
  • Team building evening
  • Training like a pro player

Speaking at the launch, Elma Beirne, Domestic Marketing Executive at Leinster Rugby said; “The Bank of Ireland Leinster Rugby School of Excellence is one of the highlights of the summer for these young players.  It has gone from strength to strength in recent years and 2016 promises to be bigger and better than ever.
“Places are filling up quickly so I would urge anyone interested to book their spot as soon as possible to avoid disappointment”.

Places are limited as the School of Excellence continues to grow in popularity with over 1,000 attendees in 2015.  Residential places cost €;399 while non-residential places cost €;299. 
For further information and to book a place, go to