18 May, 11:09
IRFU Chief Executive Philip Browne has issued a statement following confirmation of Ronan O'Gara's decision to retire from playing professional rugby.
Last year's seminar was very successful and was attended by over 70 coaches. This year more presenters and different topics have been added to the line-up. The topics that will be covered are as follows:
'How to develop speed in our players'
Presenter: Des Ryan (IRFU fitness education manager)
'Best practice in nutrition for our players'
Presenter: Kevin Cradock (Connacht Rugby senior head fitness coach)
'Practical planning and periodisation for club and school coaches'
Presenter: Antoine Mobian (Connacht Rugby Academy fitness coach)
'The essentials of high performance and excellence'
Presenter: Greg Muller (Connacht Rugby senior fitness coach and elite athletic and human performance coach)
The seminar will be both theory and practical based, using some of the young players from Connacht Rugby as subjects and anyone who is willing to give it a go.
The seminar will be of great use to coaches who would like to know, what is the most appropriate and practical method to develop their players.
Also the seminar is ideal for coaches who would like to introduce something new and challenging to their training.
The event is open to any coaches especially from Connacht. Similar workshops will be run in the Munster, Leinster and Ulster areas.
Information on these workshops and others during the year will be found on www.irishrugby.ie, as soon as details are available.
The details for the forthcoming workshop are as follows:
Date - Monday, February 28
Time - 7pm to 9.30pm
Venue - Connacht Rugby Gym, The Sportsground, College Road, Galway
Cost - 10 euro
Registration - Places are limited and coaches must register by email with Eamonn Molloy or Jimmy Duffy to reserve. Once registered, coaches will receive information and a timetable one week before the course.