Monday 10 December 2018

Galway hurlers fight off interest from Munster to hold onto Polish strength and conditioning expert

Lukasz Kirszenstein
Lukasz Kirszenstein

Lukasz Kirszenstein, the Polish strength and conditioning coach who played a key role in Galway hurlers' drive to All-Ireland and Allianz League titles last year, will not be joining Munster Rugby.

Reports have been circulating in recent days that he was to end his links with Galway and join Munster Rugby in the coming months.

A Galway hurling source insists that Kirszenstein is to remain and has committed to Micheál Donoghue's men for the next three years.

As part of his role he will be working on a development plan with hurling teams at all age levels in the country to implement a singular strength and conditioning programme, which will be of huge benefit as hurlers progress through the ranks and seamlessly develop their strength and conditioning.

Kirszenstein worked with the Tipp hurlers in 2016 before joining Galway in 2017.

He has also worked with the Irish women's rugby team in 2015 when they won the Six Nations while he also spent time with the Munster academy in 2011.

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