Rugby Academy Ireland is an international rugby academy based in County Kildare. This is Ireland’s first full time Independent rugby academy, offering players the opportunity to exponentially enhance their rugby and lifestyle skills and to prepare them for a career in professional rugby.



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Rugby Programmes

Rugby Programmes

Rugby Academy Ireland will identify each player's specific needs and will deliver a programme to strengthen the player's weaknesses and improve their strengths.

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Education Courses

Education Courses

Rugby Academy Ireland believes that a combination of our Rugby and Education programme is an essential requirement in the holistic development of an elite player.

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Facilities

Facilities

Rugby Academy Ireland understand and believe that a combination of elite facilities with the player specific programme will create an environment to succeed.

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We are blown away by the amazing response to our first Webinar, with 35 responses in under 24 hours. To help facilitate discussion, we have decided to CLOSE registration. Details and info on our next Webinar will be released soon! Attendees will receive info in the coming days!
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Rugby Academy Ireland are delighted to announce that on Wednesday April 1st at 7pm GMT, we will be holding our first ever Webinar on the topic of Defence, hosted by Joe Walsh and Dan Van Zyl.

More info and registration at this link 👉 tinyurl.com/wsnvffe
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Players, do continue to work on mental health and flexibility by doing this circuit 3-5 times daily. You know where we are if you have particular questions so do please reach out to us anytime. See MoreSee Less

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"ᴅᴜʀɪɴɢ ʜɪs 𝟷𝟷 ʏᴇᴀʀs ᴡɪᴛʜ ʟᴇɪɴsᴛᴇʀ ʀᴜɢʙʏ, ᴅᴀɴ ᴠᴀɴ ᴢʏʟ ᴄᴏᴀᴄʜᴇᴅ ᴍᴀɴʏ ᴛᴀʟᴇɴᴛᴇᴅ ʏᴏᴜɴɢ ᴘʟᴀʏᴇʀs.

ᴛᴀᴅʜɢ ғᴜʀʟᴏɴɢ, ᴊᴏᴇʏ ᴄᴀʀʙᴇʀʏ, ᴀᴅᴀᴍ ʙʏʀɴᴇ, ᴘᴇᴛᴇʀ ᴅᴏᴏʟᴇʏ ᴀɴᴅ sᴇᴠᴇʀᴀʟ ᴏᴛʜᴇʀ ɴᴏᴛᴀʙʟᴇ ɴᴀᴍᴇs ᴘʟᴀʏᴇᴅ ᴜɴᴅᴇʀ ᴠᴀɴ ᴢʏʟ ᴅᴜʀɪɴɢ ʜɪs sᴛɪɴᴛs ᴄᴏᴀᴄʜɪɴɢ ʟᴇɪɴsᴛᴇʀ ᴜɴᴅᴇʀᴀɢᴇ sɪᴅᴇs ᴀɴᴅ ᴛʜᴇ ɪʀᴇʟᴀɴᴅ ᴜ𝟷𝟾 ᴄʟᴜʙs ᴛᴇᴀᴍ.

ᴠᴀɴ ᴢʏʟ – ғᴏʀᴍᴇʀʟʏ ᴀ ʜᴀʟғʙᴀᴄᴋ ᴡʜᴏ ᴡᴏɴ ᴀ ᴄᴀᴘ ғᴏʀ ᴛʜᴇ sᴘʀɪɴɢʙᴏᴋs – ʜᴀs sᴇᴇɴ ᴛʜᴏsᴇ ʏᴏᴜɴɢ ᴍᴇɴ ɢᴏ ᴏɴ ᴛᴏ ᴇᴀʀɴ ᴀᴄᴀᴅᴇᴍʏ ᴘʟᴀᴄᴇs ᴀɴᴅ ᴀᴄʜɪᴇᴠᴇ ʜɪɢʜᴇʀ sᴜᴄᴄᴇssᴇs.

ʙᴜᴛ ʜᴇ ʜᴀs ᴀʟsᴏ ᴡɪᴛɴᴇssᴇᴅ ᴛʜᴇ ᴏᴛʜᴇʀ sɪᴅᴇ ᴏғ ᴛʜᴇ ᴄᴏɪɴ – ᴛʜᴇ ᴘʀᴏᴍɪsɪɴɢ ʏᴏᴜɴɢ ᴘʟᴀʏᴇʀs ᴡʜᴏ ɴᴀʀʀᴏᴡʟʏ ᴍɪss ᴏᴜᴛ ᴏɴ ʙᴇɪɴɢ ᴏғғᴇʀᴇᴅ ᴘʟᴀᴄᴇs ɪɴ ᴛʜᴇ ᴘʀᴏᴠɪɴᴄɪᴀʟ ᴀᴄᴀᴅᴇᴍɪᴇs. ᴡʜᴇʀᴇ ɴᴇxᴛ ғᴏʀ ᴛʜᴏsᴇ ᴘʟᴀʏᴇʀs?"

Rugby Academy Ireland want to provide a pathway for a player to reach their personal goal and full potential. We will identify player specific needs and will deliver rugby programmes to improve a player.

Take a look on our website to learn all about our full time academy programme rugbyacademyireland.ie/programme-info/
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