New Rugby Tryouts

New Rugby Tryouts

MAYFIELD COMMUNITY SCHOOL TO “TRY” ITS HAND AT RUGBY Fresh from the excitement of the Rugby World Cup a little piece of history was made in Mayfield Community School this week with the inaugural training session of the school’s new rugby team. Munster Rugby has selected the school for its prestigious “Emerging Schools Programme” which will see two development officers in hold weekly training sessions in the school for the coming months.


Commenting on the development Principal of Mayfield Community School Kieran Golden said “This is a truly fantastic opportunity for students interested in playing rugby to develop their skills whilst giving more experienced players the opportunity of showcasing their ability to coaches from Munster Rugby. Numbers at training have been increasing every week and it is hoped that we will be ready to field our first team in competitive action in an under 15 rugby blitz before Christmas.”

Mayfield Community School which has had huge success on the soccer and GAA world down the years is hosting the training sessions on its purpose built sports complex and is not the first Cork school to try its hand at different sporting codes in recent years.

In concluding remarks Mr. Golden said “Sport is vital to a healthy balance in life, and students who participate in sport can typically do better academically. Our students are sports crazy and have always showed this with their successes on the sporting field throughout the year. We are naturally delighted to now be partnering with Munster to ensure that young people in the Mayfield and surrounding areas can mix playing rugby with their studies in a local school setting”

Pictured: Alan O’Keeffe and James Morrissey