Coaching Teams Confirmed For Munster Age-Grade Representative Sides
19th May 2022 By The Editor
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.
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