WATCH: Coombes and O’Connor give an insight into their time at the Munster Academy

A big part of Munster’s future is undoubtedly nurturing the talented younger players coming through the province.

The Munster Academy plays a vital role in that progression from school all the way through to the senior side.

Two players that have made the jump from the Academy to the senior set up for the coming season are Sean O’Connor and Gavin Coombes.

O’Connor says that the Academy is the perfect place to learn about the professional game and learn off the players around you.

“It’s a good learner because you are learning, well for the likes of me being a lineout operator and caller, Darren O’Shea and Billy Holland. It’s a good place to be.

“Probably one of the toughest things was that you could be up earlier than the seniors and then you have to go and do everything the seniors are doing.

“You then finish with another gym session and stuff like that. You’re probably not off as long or don’t get as many breaks, but that stands to you hugely.”

Click below to view the full interviews with Sean O’Connor and Gavin Coombes courtesy of Munster Rugby below.

Please accept YouTube cookies to play this video. By accepting you will be accessing content from YouTube, a service provided by an external third party.

YouTube privacy policy

If you accept this notice, your choice will be saved and the page will refresh.

Social Sharing

Posted in

WATCH: Munster Women Earn Interpro Win Over Ulster

Munster Women got their 2019 Interpro campaign off to a winning start with a 38-12 bonus point win ...
Read More

Pairc Ui Chaoimh touted as potential host of Munster v Leinster Pro14 Clash

It has been reported by Michael Moynihan of the Irish Examiner this morning that advanced talks are underway ...
Read More

OPINION: Carbery ok for World Cup but more problems ahead for Schmidt

Joey Carbery's ankle injury picked up against Italy in Ireland’s first World Cup warm up game will not ...
Read More

Joey Carbery to miss 4-6 weeks as Haley cut from Irish Squad

After suffering an injury against Italy at the weekend, Joey Carbery will rehab his ankle injury with the national ...
Read More

UL Bohs duo named co-captains of Munster Women’s squad for Interpros

The Munster Women’s management team have confirmed Chloe Pearse and Eimear Considine as co-captains of the Munster Women’s ...
Read More

Limerick sides discover their fate as Draw for Munster Senior Challenge Cup is made

The Draw for the 2019/20 Bank of Ireland Munster Senior Challenge Cup was made at the Bank of ...
Read More

WATCH: Coombes and O’Connor give an insight into their time at the Munster Academy

A big part of Munster's future is undoubtedly nurturing the talented younger players coming through the province. The ...
Read More

WATCH: Jean Kleyn and Mike Haley look back on Ireland debuts

Two Munster men made their Ireland debuts at the weekend with Jean Kleyn and Mike Haley earning their ...
Read More