Wednesday 18 October 2017

Former Munster players Brian Walsh and Jerry Flannery join backroom staff for next season

Former rugby star Jerry Flannery
Former rugby star Jerry Flannery

Former Munster centre Brian Walsh will join Munster Rugby’s backroom staff next season as Assistant Coach with responsibility for attack and backs.

Skills Coach Ian Costello has been also been promoted to Assistant Coach, with responsibility for defence and kicking.

The pair are set to join Head Coach Anthony Foley and Team Manager Niall O’Donovan at the start of the 2014/2015 season.

Jerry Flannery will complete the coaching ticket as Scrum Coach.

The new coaching team will begin their new roles on July 1 after signing two-year contracts.

“We have spent the last few months carrying out an extensive recruitment process and believe we have chosen the right candidates to take Munster forward,” Munster Rugby CEO Garrett Fitzgerald said.

"We have a unique situation here; in not only appointing all Irish coaches, we are extremely proud to appoint coaches that have learned their trade within the province. It is a reflection of the level of coaches on offer in Irish Rugby.

"With Anthony at the helm we look forward to seeing this group work together in achieving success for Munster Rugby."

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