Author: Hilary Clarke

J1 game off v Fethard

U18’s game v Fermoy off also

The decision has been made to call off the J1 game v Fethard for tomorrow the 16th Feb. It was due to be a home game it will now be rescheduled.

Thanks Denis… Ciara was bad enough but Denis didn’t even give us a chance to recover from her.

U18 were due to travel to Fermoy tomorrow morning that also off Fermoy pitches are also waterlogged.

The pitches are waterlogged and are closed all training will take place on Astro or in the Hall until we can reopen the pitches again. Thank you for you cooperation.

meanwhile in Rathcooney

Back on Track

I know your probably all wondering where or what did she do with all those photos she took at Christmas I was experiencing a few technical difficulties, my laptop went to Frozen and refused to come back. I am now back hopefully on track and over the coming weeks I will catch up with all those photos I took and get them edited and up online.

Thanks for all your patience happy new year one and all. Hilary (pro)

Application now been taken

We are delighted to announce that our 2020 Munster Rugby School of Excellence is now open for bookings!

Due to the demand last year, we have now extended the Boys camp from one to two weeks and we also have our inaugural Girls School of Excellence which we are delighted about.

Full details are available on our website:

Rockwell College Dates (Boys 13-16) 

Monday 20th July to Friday 24th July 2020 or Monday 10th August to Friday 14th August 2020

Bandon Grammar School Dates (Girls 13-17) 

Monday 27th July to Wednesday 29th July 2020

Early Bird prices until Friday 31st January 2020

Munster Rugby Coach Development Workshop

Anyone interested should email the development officers listed below all workshops are free. Workshops are on next week so email and reserve your spot early.

You are invited to attend an upcoming Munster Rugby Coach Development Workshop. Details as follows:

Munster Rugby Coach Development | Rugby Attack Workshop 2019

Monday 9 December | Irish Independent Park | 7pm-8pm

The Munster Rugby Coach Development Department are set to host a Rugby Attack Workshop, delivered by Paul Barr and Mike Pettman

Barr and Pettman will each deliver a session on Rugby Attack designed for coaches who work with players from U14 through to Senior level.

Paul Barr is a former Director of Rugby at St Michaels College, Dublin and Head Coach and Director of Coaching at Presentation Brothers College, Cork. He has been head coach of Leinster and Munster Schools. Paul is one of the most decorated coaches in the domestic game, with vast experience at many levels of the game. Last year alone, Paul was Head Coach of Cork Constitution when they won the AIL and Munster Senior Cup, while also coaching Bandon RFC U16s to an All-Ireland win.

You can read a little more about Paul’s attacking philosophy in the link below:

Mike Pettman joined the Munster Rugby Development Department earlier this year as a technical skills development coach. The former New Zealand 7s player and Dolphin RFC utility back is currently working with Munster’s talent identified players to help develop their technical and tactical ability, as well as improving the standards of skills coaching on the Munster pathway within clubs and schools.

The Rugby Attack Workshop is FREE and coaches from across the province are welcome to attend. The workshop will be on the field from 7pm-8pm with Q&A afterwards in the hospitality suite.

For more information please contact your respective coach development officers.

Owen Mullowney –

Brendan O’Connor –

Well done Meabh Desmond

Our very own Maebh Desmond has made it onto the U17 Munster Development squad

She wasn’t alone on the day 2 of her team mates were also involved in the trials Jessica O’ Brien and Jodie Hughes. Well done girls.

Meabh, Jodie and Jessica on the hallowed turf of Irish Independent park.

Rest of the photos are on facebook now of the girls trials and the boys trials.