WATCH: Paul O’Connell assists a lineout workshop for age grade Munster sides

Munster development department held a lineout workshop at UL which was overseen by Paul O’Connell.

As part of the provinces age grade summer development programme, the vastly experienced O’Connell handed down some of his expert knowledge on the lineout. The former second row was the perfect candidate to conduct this workshop given his 14 year professional career as a lock.

The former Lions captain mainly concentrated on the key principles and technical aspects of lifting and jumping in the lineout. O’Connell encouraged the up and coming forwards to get as much in before and after training on this important part of their game.

The workshop was after the Elite Player Development Departments ” Big Rocks” programme which is to act as the foundation of the Summer Development Programme.

The “Big Rocks” workshop is based around development of the catch and pass, the breakdown, ball carrying and tackle technique and evasion. These are the core skills that the players have been encouraged to develop the most, along with physical, tactical and strategic elements of their game.

Along with these essential elements, lifestyle and psychological educational programmes will also be operating to improve the players confidence and their rugby life balance.

The workshops began this month in the High performance centre in UL as well as in regional centres all over the province.

You can watch the full video about the programme below.

Video credit munster rugby.


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