10 Aug 2022

WATCH: Irish Rugby legend Paul O'Connell performs Boom Floss challenge with Offaly schoolchildren

His visit sparked huge excitement in the school

As well as overseeing a training session for students on his recent visit to Scoil Bhride in Edenderry, Irish Rugby legend and former Irish captain Paul O'Connell took time out to show off his dance moves.

As the group warmed up for the rugby session at the primary school, the Munster man showed he can still move like a young fella despite all of his injury scares over the years. 

O'Connell was delivering the session as part of the Aldi Play Rugby initiative. The school entered and won the competition to receive a training session from the rugby legend and there was great excitement amongst pupils and staff as the Munster great arrived.

After welcoming Paul, the pupils and teachers showed him around the school, which boasts sensory rooms as well as a yoga room. Paul also addressed the school in the assembly hall and presented them with a signed Irish rugby jersey.

The Aldi Play Rugby programme is delivered by Community Rugby Officers throughout the provinces, as they guide teachers, coaches and parents through the process of introducing a non-contact rugby programme to schools for children between the ages of 6 to 14.


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