How do I book a place?

Book a place on the Bank of Ireland Leinster Rugby School of Excellence, for only €449 residential and €349 non-residential until Friday, 4 March. The price of the camp thereafter is €499 (residential) and €399 (non-residential). €499 residential and €399 non-residential.

Queries to: Sheila Cullivan at

Summer 2022 Dates:

Boys Camps:

18-22 July 2022 (Residential and Non Residential Camps Available)
25-29 July 2022 (Residential and Non Residential Camps Available)
1-5 August 2022 (Residential and Non Residential Camps Available)
8-12 August 2022 (Residential and Non Residential Camps Available)

Girls Camps:

1-5 August 2022 (Residential and Non Residential Camps Available)
8-12 August 2022 (Residential and Non Residential Camps Available)

Note: Boys and Girls camps are run separately.

What is the Leinster School of Excellence?

The Bank of Ireland Leinster School of Excellence has been in existence for 24 years and is one of the most successful rugby camps in Ireland which is aimed to develop players and fine-tune their skills. The content of the camp has been developed with the game in recent years and as a result has become the highlight of the summer calendar for many players. The camp is hosted in The Kings Hospital School, Palmerstown, which has been its home since its conception.

Its aim is to provide players from 12-17 years old (girls and boys) with a comprehensive rugby package which allows them to experience a week in the life of a professional rugby player. Players attending can learn to play the Leinster way as they will gain a greater understanding of the game and learn about values such as teamwork, commitment, integrity and communication.

Players should expect to partake in a structured rugby development programme and emphasis will be placed on skill development, game understanding, activity and enjoyment. In particular, players will develop core rugby skills and learn to perform them under challenging conditions through high-class coaching in a professional environment. Positional clinics, video analysis, nutritional information and mental preparation are all key ingredients in the SOE programme.

The programme has grown year on year and in 2020 we had over 1,200 players, girls and boys, taking part. Quite simply, if you are a rugby player (male or female) aged 12-17 then this camp is for you.

Why attend a Leinster School of Excellence Camp?

• Top class coaching from professional coaches
• Guest speakers
• Live and train like a professional player
• Daily video analysis
• All meals provided are approved by Leinster Rugby
• All players will receive a new Leinster Rugby jersey


The King’s Hospital School, Palmerstown, Dublin 20.

Situated off the M50 on the N4 at Junction 7, Exit 2, opposite Liffey Valley Shopping Centre.

Note: Residential players arrive between 7-8pm the Sunday prior to camp commencement. Non-residential players arrive at 9.30am on the Monday of camp, non-residential camp hours 10am-4pm Monday to Thursday and both camps finish Friday at 3pm.

Terms & Conditions

Payment is regarded as acceptance of the conditions of enrolment as outlined below. There is an online processing fee of €5 per booking.

Confirmation of bookings will be made via email. Early bird pricing applies until 4th March 2022.

Any overseas participants wishing to attend must adhere to all Irish Government guidelines in existence at the time of the camp.

It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to ensure that any and all Covid-19 requirements are complied with.

Leinster Rugby has the right to refuse any admission or to dismiss at any time during the camp, any participant whose presence by way of conduct is deemed by the Camp Manager or Camp Coordinator to be detrimental to the best interests of the camp or its other participants. In such instances, no refunds will be made and any additional costs involved, including transportation, will be at the parent’s/ guardian’s expense.

The camp will operate on the highest safety standards. Leinster Rugby shall not be responsible for any illness, disease, accident, travel delays or loss of property unless occasioned by the willful act of negligence on the part of the camp or its employees.

Players who have particular health requirements must notify the camp of same in writing upon application. Any injuries incurred on the camp will be at the cost of the parent/guardian, not Leinster Rugby.

Please note all personal belongings are the responsibility of each participant and Leinster Rugby will not be responsible for the loss or replacement of any misplaced belongings.

Photographs and video may be taken over the duration of the camps and will be used only for promotional purposes.


In the event of cancellation the €100 deposit (plus booking fee) will not be refunded. Cancellations, for whatever reason, must be made in writing. In the event of cancellation within 14 days or less, you will be responsible for 50% of the cost of the entire booking, cancellation made within 72 hours prior to the commencement of the camp will be responsible for the entire cost of the booking. People failing to arrive without prior notification are responsible for the entire cost of the booking. No refunds will be made once the camp has commenced.

Finally, it should be noted that any cancelation of the summer programme due to continuing Covid-19 restrictions, will result in a full refund should it be requested or indeed that payment can be rolled forward to secure your place on next years camp.