Rugby Academy Ireland offers a range of rugby clinics and bespoke events throughout the year to cater for aspiring rugby players and coaches. Clinics are geared for U/18 players attending a position or skill specific day with guidance and mentoring from expert coaches.


Thank you for the wonderful experience lived by our son in these two weeks. The philosopher Plutarch said that young people are not vessels to be filled but torches to the light.
 Your personality and your love for rugby have completely involved Matteo and have rekindled in him a passion and a determination that we feared lost.

Cristina & FabioParents

This experience in Ireland has been very useful to me in many ways. You taught me a lot not only from the point of view of rugby. I really enjoyed being with you and it would be an honour to be coached by you for a year. I really hope so. Now that training starts, I will try to put into practice all that you have taught me and I hope to do it well because you are proud of me.


My son had a SUPER experience at your clinic! Thanks to you and the coaches for a first-class two weeks. He loved the program and is looking forward to another year of progress with rugby.

Jim GouldParent

Just a quick note to say thank you for last weeks rugby camp. Tom had a blast and really learnt a lot and more importantly had a lot of fun and made some new friends as well.

Peter WatersParent

Thank you very much, I loved the academy and hope I can go for more than two weeks next time! Hope to see you soon!

Costas VarelaPlayer


I was very impressed with the way Dan coached the boys. A fun and relaxed atmosphere was created where heaps of new skills and knowledge could be learned. What a great experience it was for the boys and for me as coach. There is no doubt in my mind that the Rugby Academy Ireland will train some of my players in the future.

Jean RossouwHopefield High School, South Africa

Thanks so much for a really brilliant day. The lads all loved it and even keen to get back there ASAP. They loved the whole experience and all the great facilities. Thanks for being such a good host.

Joe WalshCoolmine u17 Coach

I was speaking to Len yesterday with our principal and deputy and Len couldn’t rate the experience any higher thought it was fantastic. We will definitely be doing it every year with the Juniors.

Adam MalinThe High School Director of Rugby

The experience provided to the Kings Hospital SCT by Rugby Academy Ireland was second to none. The professionalism of Dan and Johan and their organization of a brilliant training day and camp layout was top class. The brilliant pitch, gym and indoor training facilities made the day an unforgettable experience for the players, which I can confidently say mimicked exactly the layout of a professional international training camp. I would highly recommend RAI to a team of any level wishing to give their players an experience which will not only greatly develop their rugby skills, but will give them an experience which they will never forget.

Matt JarvisThe Kings Hospital Director of Rugby


Dan and Johan are wonderful ambassadors for Irish Rugby and the RAI is at the cutting edge of rugby in the world. They are blessed with 5-star facilities, from the accommodation to the fields, indoor training and rehabilitation. Dan and Johan’s expertise has reached many countries and I have no doubt already had a positive influence on a number of players. Their thoughts on Team vs Squad Culture was especially thought provoking.

Ryno CombrinckSouth Africa

What I've learnt being at Rugby Academy Ireland, is invaluable. Your approach and outlook is absolutely phenomenal. The high calibre of people that you have surrounding you and supporting you are a testament to the kind of person you are, what you stand for and what you teach. Thank you for an unreal experience, sharing your knowledge and growing me as a person on this beautiful game that we love.

Thando MagalakangqaKing Edward School South Africa

I wish I had it in my day when I was playing rugby, that's for sure! For anybody that's thinking about taking up rugby as a career and learning further about the game, the Rugby Academy Ireland is probably the best place to do it!

Reggie CorriganFormer Irish International

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