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Exciting new Irish Rugby Academy announced for July 2018

By March 1, 2018No Comments

PSA Academies, in partnership with, are delighted to announce the launch of the Roscrea Rugby Academy, a fantastic new high performance rugby camp for boys and girls this July.

Based in a famous rugby educational venue that is Cistercian College Roscrea, the 3/5 day camp will provide an exceptional development experience for the most ambitious young players aged 10 to 18 years.

The programme (see the brochure here) takes place from Sunday 1st July, giving parents and players an early summer opportunity window to book their residential rugby camp for 2018.  Using the excellent venue facilities including extensive pitches, an indoor sports hall, sizeable high spec gym and weightsroom and indoor heated pool, the programme will cover all the key high performance modules under the PSA Academies philosophy, including;

  • general and position-specific skills development
  • game development & analysis
  • S&C programming and technique
  • SAQ
  • injury prevention
  • nutrition
  • sports tech like Shadowman Sports, Shadowball etc.
  • sports psychology and more.

Using the same C.A.R.D.S. framework as used by England Rugby underage set up, the programme, led by head coaches Johan Taylor and Johne Murphy, will challenge all the players collectively and individually to develop the softer skills to make them better players at their respective age groups.

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With the programme priced competitively against the more established residential rugby camps in the Irish market (€439 for 5 Nights Full Residential package for Intermediate and Advanced players), it is expected that the inaugural academy will attract significant interest from the catchment area around the Cistercian College area, across South Leinster, Munster and Connacht.  It will also allow Minis rugby players of 10 to 11 years of age to get their first taste of a residential rugby camp (also of a boarding school setting), with a special 3 Night package customised to deliver a great early experience for these players.

Speaking on the day of the launch, PSA Academies co-founder & Chairman, ex-French Head Coach and rugby legend Philippe Saint-Andre was excited by the prospects for the Academy, saying

We are delighted to introduce our second high performance Rugby Academy in Ireland in partnership with  The Roscrea Rugby Academy will be a great chance for players from around Ireland to join our top class team for a great development experience.  The young Irish players who have travelled to Tignes in recent summers have made a very positive impression and we’re looking forward to welcoming even more future Irish stars to Cistercian College in July“.

For more information on the Roscrea Rugby Academy, see our site page here, the Eventbrite booking page here or get in touch via the Contact Us section, by email on or by freephone 1800 938 772.