Ambitious plan to develop Kinsale rugby
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).