By Michelle Crean
Live rugby workouts are proving very popular online thanks to one local man whose aim is to get all ages up and moving in the comfort of their own homes. Munster Rugby Community Officer Dan O’Sullivan is leading the workouts via Facebook live and it’s such a success that its reached almost 10,000 views.
It began on the Killarney RFC page for the past few weeks and Dan was then invited to do it on the Munster Rugby Supporters Club Facebook page as part of the February #movewithmunster campaign. And it’s now become the talk of Munster!
“Everything had moved to Zoom and as a branch we said we’d try it live on Facebook,” Dan explained to the Killarney Advertiser this week.
“I took over the KRFC Facebook page for the day and it was brilliant, we got some great feedback from parents. Then Munster Rugby Supporters Club asked me to do it on their page, we go live at 1.15pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays and at 10.30am on Saturdays on the KRFC page.
And Dan has made it fun for the kids by getting them to do animals movements.
“Trying to get kids to do lunges and squats is hard so we ask them to do a ‘duckwalk’ and other animal/primal movements. It’s more relatable for them and it’s a fun way of doing it.”
And as long as there’s interest in the workouts, Dan said he’s happy to continue.
“We are thrilled to see Killarney RFC lead the way and delighted with Dan’s sessions,” Liam Murphy from Killarney RFC said.
Watch a session here.