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We had a great turnout for yesterday’s ladies development /national team trial day. 27 women from five clubs attended, these were, Boyneside, Canavans, Connemara, Tatch Bar & Renvyle.
Following Eddie Fitzgerald’s coaching program, we spent approximately 30 minutes doing warm up exercises and tug of war specific drills before Eddie split us all into 3 teams to do side by side ropework skills. Amongst other skills, Eddie coached us on spacing, taking the strain and the drop along with checking hand positions on the rope. We spent some time also practising holding. Gerry Ferguson demonstrated the anchor person techniques. We were split up again to practise some live pulling which was a great success with a good balance of sportsmanship and good natured competitiveness breaking out amongst the women! We stopped for a break at lunchtime and were generously provided with a huge spread of soup and sandwiches by Gill’s pub. Following lunch we returned for some more live pulling with Eddie and work on the slats with Gerry. We wrapped up the session at 3:30pm. Report by Helen Coyne, Ladies Liaison Officer.
Click here to see more photos from the Development day held at Gill’s.
The next youth / U23 development session will be held at the Edenderry Rugby grounds on Saturday evening the 9th of April at 7pm. Contact Gerry for more information of 087 2496915.
The 6-a-side youth league which was introduced last year will continue again this year. Click here to see details on the youth league. The top three teams in the league after the five rounds will be presented with gold, silver and bronze medals. The league will be run over five Sunday’s. To encourage youth participation, youth pullers from different clubs can combine to form a team for the league. If any club has preferences to where the five rounds should be added into the fixtures please firstname.lastname@example.org