Rugby Players Ireland is delighted to announce the Limerick Strand Hotel as the association’s wellbeing partner in the Limerick region
Limerick Strand Hotel and Rugby Players Ireland team up to help support former players
Rugby Players Ireland, the representative body for professional rugby players in the country, is delighted to announce the Limerick Strand Hotel as the association’s wellbeing partner in the Limerick region.
Rugby Players Ireland works extensively with current players to promote and protect their welfare throughout their playing careers. However, the association also recognises its responsibility towards former players. In recent years the Rugby Players Ireland Clubhouse has been developed to connect past-players in a structured way.
In establishing a partnership with the Strand Hotel, the long-term health and wellbeing of former professional rugby players based in Limerick has been a key consideration. Similar relationships are also being established throughout the country.
Former Munster and Ireland player Denis Hurley who is now Operations Manager at Rugby Players Ireland, explained the importance of the relationship: “Throughout their careers, players are used to extreme levels of physical activity and exertion. However, upon retirement, many will encounter both mental and physical challenges as they are forced to establish a new identity in an ageing body.
“With the support of local businesses like the Strand Hotel, it is our hope that we can help our past-players maintain their fitness, stay healthy, happy and help them to focus on their lives away from the rugby pitch.”
Stephen O’Connor, General Manager at the Limerick Strand Hotel added: “Rugby has given a lot to Limerick over the years and it is great to see the work that Rugby Players Ireland do in supporting those who have done Irish rugby fans proud over the years. Through this initiative, we have the opportunity to give something back to some of those who gave us so much enjoyment and special memories.”
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