IRFU provincial and national age grade coaches - Under-18s, Under-19s and Under-20s - and IRFU elite player development staff from the four provinces gathered recently to review their experiences, discuss challenges and align closer to ensure the development of more effective elite players across the IRFU Elite Player Pathway.
Irish Rugby TV spoke to IRUPA CEO Omar Hassanein at the IRUPA awards ceremony in Dublin earlier this week, discussing what is 'a very exciting night' for the rugby community which offers 'a chance to acknowledge players who have excelled amongst their peers'.
Rob Kearney togged out with some rugby stars of the future to launch Kellogg's 2013 IRFU partnership. Kellogg's has been a proud supporter of Irish rugby for over ten years. During this time participation in the sport has continued to grow from a grassroots level with almost a fifth (18%) of children in Ireland now playing rugby.
Former Leinster and Ireland winger Denis Hickie was inducted into the IRUPA Hall of Fame this week. Irish Rugby TV spoke to the Dubliner about his award, his transition into the 'real world' and how he sees Irish rugby now.