My name is Colin Corkery, I am 28 years old and a member of the Malahide rfc senior 1st xv. I have recently moved from Cork and played AIL rugby for the last 5 years with Sundays Well rfc. I played rugby at the highest club levels in New Zealand with Palmerston North high school old boys, Manawatu in 2007. I was a member of the senior 1st xv in Presentation Brothers College Cork which has been a feeder school for the munster and Irish International team for decades. I played under 20 rugby for Cork Constitution where i won a munster league championship and under 20 cup medal in the same year. At the age of 22 i was a member of the Munster colleges team and a triallist for the Irish Colleges team. I played at out half both years for the Munster Colleges and won 1 interprovincial tital in 2005 and a runner up medal in 2006. I have been coached at the highest levels all throughout my rugby career and learned a great deal of coaching skills as a result. I first started coaching at the age of 20 with a local club called Carrigaline at U14 and U16 level and last year i was an assistant coach for Presentation Brothers College Cork at U14 and U16 level. I am currently coaching the Malahide U21 side and I am delighted to be given the opportunity to pass on my knowledge and skills to the up and coming academy members. Developing a players individual skills and performance will be a key interest in the academy format this season. There are many players in the club at the moment that will greatly benefit from my coaching and my knowledge of rugby. I am looking forward to picking the players who will be responsible for the development of such a great club and hopefully with the right guidence go on to play at provincial and international levels. I wish every player that wishes to make the academy set up all the best in their efforts and look forward to working with those who have achieved a position on the academy.
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