Wednesday 18 October 2017

O'Sullivan back in Irish game with advisory role at Garryowen

Former Ireland head coach Eddie O'Sullivan has finally got a role back in Irish rugby
Former Ireland head coach Eddie O'Sullivan has finally got a role back in Irish rugby
Cian Tracey

Cian Tracey

FORMER Ireland head coach Eddie O'Sullivan has finally got a role back in Irish rugby, after AIL strugglers Garryowen confirmed that he has taken up an advisory role with the club.

O'Sullivan took up a similar position with the Cypriot national team last March and the Irish Independent has learned that he oversaw training in Limerick on Thursday evening.

The Cork native spent over 10 years as a player with Garryowen and it is understood he will assist Tom Tierney and his coaching staff in their bid to avoid being relegated for the first time.

Garryowen are rooted to the bottom of the table having lost all nine of their league games this season. Despite a recent appearance in the Munster Senior Cup final, the Sky Blues have picked up just two losing points all season and are 12 points adrift.

Galway-based O'Sullivan is expected to work with the Limerick side from now until the season ends.

He will continue with his media commitments while giving as much of his free time as possible to the club.

O'Sullivan has been out of full-time coaching since quitting his job with USA in November 2011. He was strongly linked with Connacht before Pat Lam took over.

The AIL's top flight is on a two-week break. Garryowen are back in action on January 25, when they face a trip to champions Lansdowne.

Irish Independent

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