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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Last few places remaining on our Summer Programme for the second week. We have male and female players attending from all over the world – don’t miss out as bookings will close soon. Please contact joanne@rugbyacademyireland.ie See MoreSee Less

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Our Director of Rugby Dan van Zyl being interviewed on the very popular South African television show Toks & Tjops where he discussed Academy life and being part of rugby development in Ireland and abroad. See MoreSee Less

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Our Coach Development Programme running in September. Book early to avoid missing out! See MoreSee Less

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RAI Director Johan Taylor was delighted to donate food parcels to the “Food Bank” in Naas. RAI full time players will volunteer with community work at the Food Bank once a week. See MoreSee Less

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