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

In total 18 camps will be held across six weeks at clubs around the province and started on Monday, 2nd July 2018 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 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.

At the official launch of the 2018 Connacht Rugby Summer Camps Ollie McGuinness from McGuinness total Health Pharmacy Roscommon, Darragh Leader, Joe Gorham, Domestic Rugby Manger Connacht Rugby, Jack Carty and Tiernan O’Halloran, Michelle Concannon, of Concannon Total Heath Pharmacy’s Athlone and Cormac, Aoife and Micheal McGuinness

“We are delighted to officially launch this year’s Connacht Rugby Summer Camps in conjunction with totalhealth Pharmacy,” said Joe Gorham, Domestic Rugby Manager at Connacht Rugby during Tuesday’s (3rd July) launch at The Sportground.

“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.

Registration is open at community.connachtrugby.ie at the cost of €85, and every child who attends will receive the 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 a golden ticket located in one random camp pack.

Connacht Rugby Summer Camp
Jack Carty, Darragh Leader and and Tiernan O’Halloran with kids
Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Bryan Keane

2018 Connacht Rugby Summer Camp Dates (Galway): 

9th – 13th July: Corrib RFC, NUIG RFC 

16th – 20th July: Monivea RFC, Gort RFC 

23rd – 27th July: Dunmore RFC, Galwegians RFC 

6th – 10th August: Tuam RFC, Connemara RFC 

13th – 17th August: Loughrea RFC

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