5 Dec, 11:40
Tommy O'Donnell will start from the bench for Munster A when they face Plymouth Albion in Round 3 of the British and Irish Cup tomorrow night.
Born in Dingle Co. Kerry, Ian has lived in Limerick for over thirty years. He went to school in Ardscoil Ris and went on to complete an Honours Degree in Sport Science at the University of Limerick.
A former centre and out-half, Costello previously worked as an Elite Player Development Officer with the Munster Rugby Academy and then went on to become Director of Rugby for UL Bohemian RFC.
In 2011 Costello was named Skills Coach for the Munster squad and Munster A Head Coach for the 2011/12 season, taking over from Anthony Foley, and he finished his first season on a high when the Munster A's claimed the British and Irish Cup title in April '12 against Cross Keys RFC.
Ian completed his Head Coach tenure at the end of the 2012/13 season and moving in to the new season will continue his Munster A involvement as senior team co-ordinator in addition to his role of Skills Coach.