12 Dec, 14:42
Prop Cian Healy is expected to miss the start of the 2014 RBS 6 Nations after undergoing surgery on his injured ankle on Wednesday.
Over four hundred children, their coaches and parents converged on the home of Buccaneers RFC, Dubarry Park in Athlone, to play games, receive coaching from accredited IRFU staff and enjoy the benefits of friendships through sport.
The day ran from 11am to 3pm and is the first of two Aviva Rugby Festivals this season. The second will take place in March at a venue soon to be announced.
Aviva are the naming rights sponsors of Aviva Stadium which is on target to open in 2010.. Aviva Rugby Festivals form part of the sponsorship of a series of grassroots initiatives.