Saturday 21 April 2018

Captain Coghlan schools students on Slam heroics

SHE made history at the weekend, becoming the country's first woman Grand Slam captain, but that didn't stop Fiona Coghlan turning up bright and early for work yesterday, writes Caroline Crawford.

The PE and maths teacher was hard at it at Lucan Community College in Dublin, where she also found time to parade the Six Nations trophy around to her very proud students.

The teacher is following in the footsteps of Karl Mullen and Brian O'Driscoll as the country's third Grand Slam-winning captain.

Amazingly, Ms Coghlan was delivered by Mullen in his work as a doctor almost 30 years ago.

Yesterday, between classes, she was busy recruiting girls for the school's female rugby team.

"Normally we have about 15 girls out, so it will be great to increase that. A lot of the girls are showing an interest now. We just want to promote it as best we can," she said.

Irish Independent

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