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Level Up Videos

Ireland's Hannah O’Connor is tackled by Sara Barattin of Italy Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Laszlo Geczo

In January & February 2021 the IRFU ran a series of online workshops aimed at helping players to understand more about different aspects of positional play by analysing footage from age-grade, amateur, academy and professional rugby.

The focus was on using the skills learned in the workshops as they watch professional rugby. Each half hour session involved input from Coaches, Development Officers, Elite Referees and Players.

The videos from each session are available below.

Presented By: Kenny Knaggs (Leinster Community Rugby Officer and Forwards coach to Leinster Women’s and Leinster Youths), Conor Galvin (Coach Development Officer – Connacht), Chloe Pearse (Ireland international), Marcus Hanan (Leinster Rugby player) and Andrew Brace (IRFU Elite Referee)


Presented By: Declan O’Brien (Coach Development Manager – Leinster Rugby), Owen Mullowney (Coach & Player Development Officer – Munster) , Aoife McDermott (Ireland International), Ben Armstrong (Coach and Player Development Officer – Leinster) and Sean Gallagher(IRFU Elite Referee).

Presented By: JP Walsh (Coach Development Officer – Connacht), Brendan O’Connor (Rugby Development Officer – Munster), Anna Caplice (Ireland International), Tom McKeown (Munster Rugby Development Manager) and Joy Nevillle (IRFU Elite Referee)

Presented By: Kieran Hallett (Leinster Rugby Elite Player Development Officer), Fiach O’Loughlin (Munster Rugby Coach and Player Development Officer), Ellen Murphy (Ireland International), Larissa Muldoon (Ireland International & Leinster Community Rugby Officer) and Frank Murphy (IRFU Elite Referee).


Presented By: Noel O’Meara (Munster Rugby Coach & Player Development Officer), Gavin Foley (Connacht Rugby Coach & Player Development Officer), Enya Breen (Ireland International), Damien McCabe (Leinster Coach & Player Development Officer) and Andrew Brace (IRFU Elite Referee).

Presented By: Jonny Gillespie (Ulster Rugby Talent Development Officer), Damien McCabe (Leinster Coach & Player Development Officer), Lauren Delaney (Ireland International), Ben Moxham (Ulster Rugby player) & Sean Gallagher (IRFU Elite Referee)

Presented By: Jamie Turkington (IRFU Coach Development Manager), Kieran Hurrell (Leinster Coach & Player Development Officer), Hayden Hyde (Ulster Rugby player) Adam Griggs (Ireland Women’s Head Coach), Joy Neville (IRFU Elite referee).

Presented By: Peter Smyth (IRFU Head of Elite Player Development), Colin McEntee (IRFU Director of Rugby Development), David Wilkinson (IRFU National Referee Manager).

Presented By: Mike Pettman (Munster Technical Skills Development Coach), Sean Gallagher (IRFU Elite Referee)