Cashel hosts successful Rugby for Life tournament

Nine schools took part in a Rugby for Life day at Cashel RFC.

Nine schools took part in a Rugby for Life day at Cashel RFC.

Rugby for Life identifies skills in sport that can be used in the classroom environment.

Schools which took part were Cloneen N.S, Clogheen N.S, Cashel Boys and Girls N.S, Cashel Deanery, Golden N.S, Littleton N.S, Moycarkey N.S, New Inn and Rossmore N.S.

The plate winners were New inn N.S managed by Mr Michael Heffernan and the cup winners were Moycarkey N.S managed by Mr Robert White.

The tournament took place on Thursday, June 9 in Cashel RFC, fortunately the weather broke kindly on the day and the teams were able to play in dry and bright conditions.

In all there were a total of 16 teams comprising 200 children from nine national schools in the area. Rugby For life was assisted in the event by Munster representatives Ed Daly and Brendan O’Connor.

Referees for the day were Emmett Hall (Cashel RFC), Conor Maloughney (Rockwell College), Michael Golden, Marie Hennessey, Ruth Maloney, Anne-Marie Leamy, Maeve Leamy, Nick Maher and Frank Quinlan (Clonmel RFC).

Rugby For Life would like to also thank Cashel RFC for the use of their facilities.

Since its foundation in Febuary 2011, Rugby For Life has completed the five session clinic in 25 National Schools in the Tipperary region, as well as Walterstown N.S., Cobh, and Scoil Bhride Portlaoise.

The clinic is based on using the Rugby model to identify skills which can be related back into the classroom experience of each individual student. Studies have identified this approach as been successful in enabling some student to achieve improvements in their studies by relating certain aspects of sport back into their class work and gives them greater focus and confidence. Each child also get to learn rugby in a non-contact and fun program.

Rugby For Life is now taking bookings for the September-December 2011. Any enquires please e-mail rugbyforlife1@gmail.com

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