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Wicklow unveil Leinster old boy Barry as the club coach

Wicklow Rugby Club held a function last week to announce the appointment of Barry Lynn as club coach for the forthcoming season.

Barry started his rugby career as a seven-year-old in Wicklow and has gone on to a glittering career.

He was a member of the Leinster Academy for three years and has represented Leinster at Youths, U21 and 'A' levels, and is currently the vice-captain of the Leinster Juniors.

He won several international caps for Ireland Youths, Ireland U19s and Ireland U21s. He represented Ireland in the U21 World Cup in South Africa in 2002.

Barry won a scholarship to UCD where he won a McCorry Cup. He moved to St Mary's College RFC where he was to spend eight years winning another McCorry Cup and Leinster Senior Cup. He captained the club in 2006.

In his career to date Barry has made 84 appearances in the AIL scoring 635 points. Wicklow are thrilled to have a player and coach of his class and experience returning to the fold.

Wicklow's players and members turned out in force last Thursday week to hear Barry outline his plans for the year. There is real excitement about the potential for the coming seasons.

Wicklow have a young side with a number of fantastic players coming through from the youth section and a player with Barry's experience will be invaluable in bringing out the best in them.