The annual Athlone Rugby 7s tournament takes place on the August Bank Holiday weekend - Saturday, August 3 - at Dubarry Park, with the event again being generously sponsored by Smith's SuperValu and host club Buccaneers RFC.
Ireland internationals Iain Henderson, Robbie Henshaw, Ian Madigan and Simon Zebo were joined today by An Ghaeltacht, Clontarf, New Ross and Waterford City Rugby Clubs to launch the IRFU's new safety course, SAFE Rugby (Standard Approach to Field Emergencies in Rugby).
Ballinrobe Under 17 squad have just returned from "Festival Mondial de Rugby" (a A L'Ouverture) tournament in Vienne France which had 32 teams made up of the under 17 and 15 Rugby teams from the four corners of the world.
The Stevenson Sharks, a Dungannon-based Tag rugby team for children with a learning disability/special needs, have welcomed Ulster and Ireland stars Craig Gilroy and Paddy Jackson on board as club patrons.
Leinster players Leo Auva'a, Andrew Goodman, Darren Hudson and Jack McGrath received a schooling recently as they surprised St. Mary's CSSP, Rathmines with a flash training session to launch the Herald's Leinster Rugby Summer Camps.