Munster Rugby recently hosted a Rugby Open Day for West Kerry schools at the Rugbai Chorca Dhuibhne RFC grounds with former Munster and Ireland players Anthony Foley and Killian Keane in attendance.
Current Munster squad member Felix Jones was also on hand to take part in a question and answer forum for pupils from Lispole National School and Pobal Scoil, Chorca Dhuibhne as well as a jersey signing and autograph session.
The Rugbai Chorca Dhuibhne Mini, Under-13 and Ladies squads also enjoyed a training session with the Munster contingent and were delighted with the opportunity to learn from them.
Munster Rugby’s Community Rugby Officer Shane O’Rourke thanked Rugbai Chorca Dhuibhne for coordinating the event which was invaluable in the promotion of rugby within the West Kerry area.
Meanwhile, the annual Galbally RFC Inter Schools Tag Rugby Blitz recently took place with a total of nine national schools taking part.
Pupils from Anglesboro N.S., Galbally N.S., Kilross N.S., Lisvernane N.S., Ballylanders N.S., Glenbrohane N.S., Knockadea N.S., Glenroe N.S. and Knocklong N.S. all enjoyed the day with a total of 14 teams in participation.
There were plenty of skills and enjoyment on display throughout the event with the key objective of the day being to encourage both boys and girls to play rugby at Galbally RFC.
Munster Rugby Community Rugby Officer Ed Hennessy thanked Galbally RFC’s Mini Rugby Officer James Hayes and Under-9s coach Des Blade for their assistance in coordinating all activities and is looking forward to organising a similar event in the near future.