Key Munster role for Foley
Published 15/03/2011 | 05:00
MUNSTER have confirmed that Anthony Foley will take over as forwards coach from Australian Laurie Fisher, who is leaving the province at the end of the season.
Foley, who won 62 caps for Ireland and played 201 times for Munster, has been working as technical adviser and assistant coach (defence) since retiring form playing at the end of the 2007/08 season.
The former Shannon No 8 also worked with the Munster U-20s and the Munster British & Irish Cup squad that reached the inaugural B&I Cup Final. He was also the forwards coach to the Irish Wolfhounds this season.
Foley has signed a two-year deal as Fisher's replacement with Munster which begins on July 1.
"Laurie's experience has been hugely beneficial to Munster's squad and management," said chief executive Garret Fitzgerald.
"It's now time for Anthony to take on this responsibility and to impart his experience and great knowledge of the game to the Munster players."