The launch has taken place of the 2018 Connacht Rugby Summer Camps with official partners ‘totalhealth Pharmacy’.

In total 18 camps will be held across the next six weeks at clubs around the province, starting this week (Monday 2nd – Friday 6th July) at Creggs RFC, Ballinasloe RFC and Sligo RFC.

The Summer Camps, which are run by fully accredited IRFU coaches, are open to boys and girls between the ages of 6-12 and no prior rugby experience is necessary. 

Children will get to experience the sport in a fun, safe environment, while developing the basic rugby skills while making new friends and, most importantly, having fun.

A number of Connacht Rugby players will be paying a visit to every camp, while the entire squad will be making the trip to Ballina RFC on Wednesday 11th July to meet the kids, members of the club and wider Ballina community.

Speaking at this morning’s launch at The Sportsground, Joe Gorham Domestic Rugby Manager at Connacht Rugby said:

“We are delighted to officially launch this year’s Connacht Rugby Summer Camps in conjunction with totalhealth Pharmacy. The Summer Camps are a key cornerstone of what we here at Connacht Rugby are all about. Through our ‘Grassroots to Green Shirts’ vision we want to get a rugby ball in the hands of every boy and girl in the province and have them experience the benefits of our great sport. We know that every child attending the Camps over the next six weeks will have a fantastic time. We are also thrilled to have totalhealth Pharmacy on board as our new official partner and we look forward to our partnership growing into the future.”

Ollie McGuinness, Director totalhealth Pharmacy Group, said:

“The totalhealth Pharmacy Group are delighted to have partnered with Connacht Rugby as the official sponsor of the Connacht Rugby Summer Camps happening in 18 locations throughout the province this summer. Similar to Connacht Rugby, totalhealth Pharmacy is all about supporting communities. Totalhealth Pharmacy has 30 member pharmacies in the Connacht area so the opportunity to partner with Connacht Rugby on this project was a win- win for us. We are excited and looking forward to see the partnership grow and the children having a great time at the Summer Camps.”

Registration is open at community.connachtrugby.ie at the cost of €85, and every child who attends will receive our brand new Connacht Rugby 1/4 Zip Top as well as a water bottle, rucksack and one junior ticket to a selected Connacht Rugby match next season at The Sportsground. Attendees are also in with a chance of winning a 2018/19 Connacht Rugby Season Ticket Membership, which goes to the lucky child who finds the golden ticket located in one random camp pack.

The Connacht Rugby Summer Camps will be held from 9.15am – 1.30pm at the following venues:

2nd – 6th July

Creggs RFC

Ballinasloe RFC

Sligo RFC

9th – 13th July

Ballina RFC

Corrib RFC

Carrick on Shannon RFC (located in Boyle Community College, Co. Roscommon)

NUIG RFC

16th – 20th July

Monivea RFC

Castlebar RFC

Gort RFC

23rd – 27th July

Westport RFC

Dunmore RFC

Galwegians RFC

6th – 10th August

Tuam RFC

Connemara RFC

Ballinrobe RFC

13th – 17th August

Buccaneers RFC

Loughrea RFC

Bundee Aki post-match reaction following our 20-16 win over Munster at the Sportsground.

Hear the thoughts of Head Coach Kieran Keane and captain John Muldoon ahead of our Interpro clash against Munster at the Sportsground on Friday night (7.35pm).

Tickets are still available here.

Check out our video from behind the scenes of our clash with Worcester Warriors​ on Saturday afternoon.

We are back in action against Munster in just four days as they visit the Sportsground on Friday night with tickets still available here.

We made it two wins from two in the Challenge Cup against Worcester thanks to tries from captain and Man of the Match Eoghan Masterson and Matt Healy

Next up, Munster at the Sportsground on Friday night!

On his first game as captain, Eoghan Masterson helped Connacht to a victory with a try in a Man of the Match performance.

Jimmy Duffy and Matt Healy look ahead to our Challenge Cup clash v Worcester Warriors.

We are ready for another memorable day out as European rugby returns to the Sportsground on Saturday (3pm).

Join the adventure and save 15% on gate prices by buying tickets here.

Hear the latest news inside the camp from Head Coach Kieran Keane and in-form back row forward Eoin McKeon ahead of our big European opener away to Oyonnax on Saturday (7pm Irish time, follow us on Twitter for live updates).

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We return to the Sportsground following the Oyonnax clash for a triple-header against Worcester Warriors, Munster & Cheetahs – buy tickets here.

There have been some memorable moments against Munster over the years and they are back at the Sportsground Friday fortnight for a vital PRO14 Rugby clash!

Comment with your favourite Connacht v Munster moment on our Facebook page here and you will be entered into the draw to win our new home jersey! #StrongerInGreen

On the road this Saturday night against Oyonnax (see fixture details here), we return to the Sportsground the following weekend for a triple-header against Worcester Warriors, Munster & Cheetahs – buy tickets here.

 

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