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Coaching Teams Confirmed For Munster Age-Grade Representative Sides

19th May 2022 By The Editor

Coaching Teams Confirmed For Munster Age-Grade Representative Sides

Coach and Player Development Officer Brendan O'Connor ©INPHO

The coaching teams for Munster’s age-grade representative sides for this summer’s interprovincial series have been confirmed.

The Munster U19 head coach for the campaign is Coach & Player Development Officer Brendan O’Connor. O’Connor has previously held roles as head coach of Munster U18 clubs and as head coach of Ireland U18 clubs. O’Connor has also coached with the Munster U19s before in addition to the Munster U18 schools.

O’Connor will be supported by Provincial Talent Coach Mark Butler and former Munster winger Ronan O’Mahony.

Tom Nyhan and Gordon Crowley will act as team manager and kit advisor, respectively.

The U18 Schools head coach for the campaign is Coach & Player Development Officer, Fiach O’Loughlin. Fiach was head coach of the Munster U19s last year and the former Shannon scrum-half and captain has extensive coaching experience which includes head coach roles with both the Munster U18 club and school sides and the Ireland U18 club side.

O’Loughlin will be supported by Rugby Development Officer Gerry Casey, Crescent College Comprehensive head coach and Shannon RFC captain Lee Nicholas and former Munster out-half Ian Keatley.

James Neville and Mick Coughlan will act as team manager and kit advisor, respectively.

The U18 Clubs head coach will be Coach and Player Development Officer Noel O’Meara. O’Meara coached both the Munster U18 Clubs and U18 Schools sides last season and has considerable experience coaching Munster underage representative sides.

O’Meara will be supported by Coach and Player Development Officer Eneliko Fa’atau, Matt Brown and Rugby Development Officers Euan Gee and Eugene McCarthy.

Tom Fogarty will once again act as team manager.

The Munster U18 Girls programme will be coordinated by Women’s Development Officer Ken Imbusch. The head coach for this year’s interprovincial series is Women’s Development Officer Willie Shubart.

Shubart will be supported by Emmett O’Callaghan and Brian O’Dowd. Women’s Development Officer Rosemary Dillon will take up the role of team manager.

Further appointments for the respective squads above will be made before the commencement of the summer programme.

The coaching team for the senior women’s squad will be confirmed in due course.

Munster U19

Brendan O’Connor – Head Coach

Mark Butler – Assistant Coach

Ronan O’Mahony – Assistant Coach

Tom Nyhan – Team Manager

Gordon Crowley – Kit Advisor

Munster U18 Schools

Fiach O’Loughlin – Head Coach

Lee Nicholas – Assistant Coach

Ian Keatley – Assistant Coach

James Neville – Team Manager

Mick Coughlan – Kit Advisor

Munster U18 Clubs

Noel O’Meara – Head Coach

Eneliko Fa’atau – Assistant Coach

Matt Brown – Assistant Coach

Euan Gee – Assistant Coach

Eugene McCarthy – Assistant Coach

Tom Fogarty – Team Manager

Munster U18 Girls

Ken Imbusch – Programme Coordinator

Willie Shubart – Head Coach

Emmett O’Callaghan – Assistant Coach

Brian O’Dowd – Assistant Coach

Rosemary Dillon – Team Manager


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