I.R.F.U. / Connacht Rugby Open Fitness Seminar

The I.R.F.U. and Connacht Rugby are delighted to announce that the third annual Fitness Seminar will be held in the Galway Sportsgrounds, the home of Connacht Rugby on the 14th of March.  This seminar will be aimed at rugby coaches working at all levels but is open to coaches from all sports. The seminar will be held in the Connacht Rugby gym one of the best strength and conditioning facilities in Ireland. Last year’s seminar was very successful and was attended by over 90 coaches. This year more presenters and different topics have been added to the lineup. The topics that will be covered are as follows –


Topic 1 – How to Develop Functional Competence in our Players.

Presenter – Antoine Mobian (Connacht Rugby Academy Fitness Coach)


Topic 2 – How to Assess and Develop Movement Skills in our Players.

Presenters – Des Ryan (IRFU Fitness Education Manager) & Johnny O’Connor (Connacht Senior Rugby Player and Certified Fitness Coach)


Topic 3 – Return to Play Strategies for the Injured Player.

Presenters – Jim Molony (Connacht Rugby Senior Team Strength and Conditioning Coach)


 Topic 4 Managing the Loads of a Professional Rugby Squad. 

– Tom McLaughlin (Connacht Rugby Senior Team Head Strength and Conditioning Coach)

The Details for the workshop are as follows –


Date –              14th March 2012

Time –              7.00pm registration (Tea & Coffee provided) Seminar starts at 7.30pm to 9.45pm

Venue –            Connacht Rugby Gym

                        Galway Sportsgrounds

                        College Road


Cost –               € 10

Registration –    Places are limited and coaches must register with Niamh Nash to reserve a place – niamh.nash@irfu.ie