Polocrosse enthusiasts learn from champ

Members of Horetown Polocrosse Club and guests at a a coaching clinic in Cushinstown with South African star Bruce MacLarty
Members of Horetown Polocrosse Club and guests at a a coaching clinic in Cushinstown with South African star Bruce MacLarty

Twice world champion coach, Bruce MacLarty, visited the south-east recently to run a coaching clinic at Horetown Polocrosse Club in Cushinstown.

The South African coach has many accolades under his belt, including two World Cups, and was on a whistle-stop tour of the U.K. and Ireland.

Bruce coached at a polocrosse camp in Arden, Warwickshire, in the U.K. before travelling over to Ireland.

He ran two clinics early in the week with Carrickmines Polocrosse Club in Dublin, and then on to Wicklow Bay Polocrosse Club for two more.

Bruce arrived at the Horetown club grounds early on Saturday morning to be greeted by very keen club members and visiting players from Birr, Northern Ireland and Tipperary.

The sun shone on players as they were put through drills, area play and the breakdown of the game on both days.

Everyone felt they came away from the weekend with a broader understanding of the sport and new knowledge on derivatives of play. To quote MacLarty: 'If everyone changes a little it will add up to a lot'.

The club is now invigorated and ready to take on the Irish nationals at the beginning of September in Athlacca, Co. Limerick

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