Rugby’s Global Community

Rugby’s Global Community

This week the global growth of rugby will be discussed, with current international players and staff giving an insight into their experiences playing at home and abroad, as well as what the global diaspora of the sport has meant to them over the years.

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Presented by Eamonn Molloy and Justin Hickey

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 1:00 pm

This final week looked at the global growth of rugby both in terms of the development of new players and coaches, as well as the diaspora of international players. As part of this, current international players and staff gave an insight into their experiences playing at home and abroad, as well as what the global diaspora of the sport has meant to them over the years. Special guests for this event included Campaign Manager for the Tackle Your Feelings mental wellbeing campaign, Hannah McCormack as well as the Director of Development for Connacht Rugby, Karl Boyle. Read the event recap, watch the video, or listen to the podcast below.

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The Rugby Diaspora, Part I

Presented by Justin Hickey

Former Leinster Rugby player Peadar Timmins provides his experience joining the rugby team at his school and how it led him to being chosen for the Leinster Rugby Academy.

The Rugby Diaspora, Part II

Presented by Justin Hickey

Peadar Timmins describes his decision to move on from the Leinster Rugby Academy and pursue his studies at the University of Notre Dame. He discusses how much the Notre Dame rugby team meant to his time there, and how rugby is still part of his life today.

Women’s Rugby at Notre Dame

Presented by Justin Hickey

Marie Doyle, ‘21, provides a glimpse into her time playing for the University of Notre Dame Women’s Rugby team. Read her account here

Congratulations!

Presented by Eamonn Molloy and Justin Hickey and Lisa Caulfield

You’ve now completed all four parts of the Kylemore Book Club series To Hell or to Connacht: Stories of Irish Resilience. 

On behalf of the Kylemore Global Centre, Connacht Rugby, and Notre Dame Rugby, we thank you for joining us and we look forward to seeing you back for the next Kylemore Book Club. In the meantime, be sure to check out the other series, podcasts, articles, and videos on ThinkND.

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