Fifth and sixth classes have just completed a four week block of rugby coaching. This coaching was provided by trained coaches supplied by Connacht Rugby. Children had the option of playing full contact or tag rugby with a separate coach for each discipline. Some of the skills worked on were handling, passing, creation of space and evasion skills. The group playing contact rugby also learned how to execute a tackle correctly and how to go to ground after being tackled and offload the ball. Set pieces such as the lineout and the scrum were also explained and practised. Overall we really enjoyed the experience and look forward to implementing the skills learned at an upcoming inter-school rugby blitz.