Wednesday 7 December 2016

Galwey gets role in new-look Munster management set-up

Published 04/08/2010 | 05:00

MICK GALWEY has joined the Munster management team, in which Anthony Foley and Paul McCarthy will have additional responsibilities this season.

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Tony McGahan's team stuttered towards the end of last season, with their scrum, in particular, coming in for heavy criticism.

Foley, the leading appearance-maker and top try-scorer in Munster's history, was a technical advisor to the senior squad last season. This term, he will be an assistant coach with responsibility for defence. He will also continue as head coach of the British & Irish Cup team.

McCarthy, who played in the Munster team that beat Australia in 1992 and was capped five times by Ireland, will be full-time scrum coach, with additional responsibility for identifying and developing front-row talent. He was a part-time advisor last year.

The changes mean three coaches -- Foley, McCarthy and Laurie Fisher -- will have responsibilities relating to the Munster forwards.

Former Munster captain Galwey joins the management team as squad advisor, a part-time position that will see him, among other things, acting as a mentor to senior and development players.

Physiotherapist Colm Coakley, who worked alongside Foley with the Academy and B&I Cup teams, also joins the senior set-up.

On the playing front, Munster have lost up-and-coming flanker Eoghan Grace to new English Premiership team Exeter.

Grace (22) impressed in the AIL for Shannon and was Munster's academy player of the year. He was a member of the Ireland U-20 Grand Slam-winning team in 2007.

Irish Independent

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