Wednesday 21 February 2018

Leinster get Champions Cup pep-talk from Dublin manager Jim Gavin​

 

Dublin manager Jim Gavin Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
Dublin manager Jim Gavin Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
David Kelly

David Kelly

Record-breaking Dublin football manager Jim Gavin has wished Leinster well ahead of their daunting Champions Cup test against Clermont in Lyon this weekend after stopping by to speak to their coaching staff.

While he didn't address the players directly, he did take the time to share some of his coaching methods and philosophy with Leo Cullen and Stuart Lancaster, with the Englishman keen to add to his recently-acquired keen interest in Gaelic Games since linking up with the province last summer.

The Dublin boss was keen to discover the intricate details of how Leinster organised their training schedule.

Gavin has also been invited by Ireland coach Joe Schmidt to squad training during the Six Nations in the recent past and he took his side to the Irish HQ in Carton House during the recent National League campaign.

Meanwhile, Leinster are sweating on the availability of Cian Healy after he was summoned to Edinburgh today by Guinness PRO12 disciplinary chiefs to answer a charge of dangerous play at a ruck during Saturday's win over Connacht.

A two-week ban would be the likely result if the charge is proven, ruling Healy out of Sunday's match and also next week's PRO12 tie with Glasgow. Saracens prop Mako Vunipola will return from injury for his side's visit to the Aviva to face Munster in the other semi-final.

Irish Independent

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