Am­bi­tious plan to de­velop Kin­sale rugby

Irish Examiner - County - - Sport - Sean­tMcCarthy

KIN­SALE Com­mu­nity School and Kin­sale Rugby Club are de­lighted to an­nounce the launch of Kin­sale Com­mu­nity School Rugby De­vel­op­ment Pro­gramme.

This part­ner­ship sees the in­tro­duc­tion of rugby into Kin­sale Com­mu­nity School on a phased ba­sis over the next 3 years.

This col­lab­o­ra­tion is be­ing led by Wayne Falvey, Kin­sale RFC, and Ed­die Far­ren, Kin­sale Com­mu­nity School.

Mun­ster Rugby is sup­port­ing this col­lab­o­ra­tion through the in­volve­ment of Ul­tan O’Cal­laghan and the team at Mun­ster Rugby.

This ex­cit­ing new pro­gramme will com­mence with 1st year boys, U15 Boys and U16 boys in Year 1.

Year 2 will see the ex­ten­sion of the pro­gramme into U15s,17s boys & U18s girls while Year 3 will in­cor­po­rate U19s boys, and 1st year girls, bring­ing the to­tal num­ber of squads to 7.

New com­pe­ti­tions will be added through­out the pro­gramme.

The rugby academy pro­gramme will take a holis­tic ap­proach by ad­dress­ing player ca­pa­bil­i­ties across a num­ber of var­i­ous ar­eas in­clud­ing, diet, nu­tri­tion, life­style, tech­ni­cal, men­tal, ath­letic de­vel­op­ment and tac­ti­cal as­tute­ness.

Prin­ci­pal Fer­gal Mc­Carthy is thrilled with the ini­ta­tive.

“I am de­lighted and grate­ful that this col­lab­o­ra­tive process with Kin­sale Rugby Club and Mun­ster Rugby will pro­vide the stu­dents at Kin­sale Com­mu­nity School with the op­por­tu­nity to par­tic­i­pate and ex­cel in an­other area of sport.

“The sports re­sources avail­able at Kin­sale Com­mu­nity School are at a uni­ver­sity stan­dard and in that re­gard it is mag­nif­i­cent that our stu­dents will get the op­por­tu­nity to wi­den their skillset and de­velop their sport­ing prow­ess while rep­re­sent­ing Kin­sale Com­mu­nity School on the rugby field.

“This is a mo­men­tous oc­ca­sion for the his­tory of rugby in Kin­sale.

“It is our mis­sion that ev­ery­one has the op­por­tu­nity to play and en­joy rugby and we are very grate­ful to Fer­gal and the team at KCS for part­ner­ing with us to make this hap­pen.”

Pic­tured at the launch of the Kin­sale Com­mu­nity School Rugby De­vel­op­ment Pro­gramme were from left to right: Dar­ren Sweet­nam (Mun­ster Rugby), Fer­gal Mc­Carthy (Kin­sale Com­mu­nity School), Billy Hol­land (Mun­ster Rugby), Ed­die Far­ren (Kin­sale Com­mu­nity School), Stephen Archer (Mun­ster Rugby), Wayne Falvey (Kin­sale RFC), Ul­tan O’Cal­laghan (Mun­ster Rugby) and Jamie Tor­pey (Kin­sale Com­mu­nity School).

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