Friday 27 April 2018

Coaches brought into Irish underage set-up

Mossy Lawler. Picture: Sportsfile
Mossy Lawler. Picture: Sportsfile

Connacht Rugby's Ambrose Conboy, Mossy Lawler and Colm Tucker have been appointed to roles with the Ireland underage teams.

Conboy, an elite player development officer with the province and Connacht U-19s head coach, has been appointed to the forwards coaching position with the Ireland U-20s.

Galway native Conboy captained Galwegians RFC in his playing days and was assistant coach to the Connacht U-19s for the last two seasons.

He has coached locally with Our Lady's Boys Club RFC for a four-year stint that included winning the Cawley Cup and reaching the All Ireland qualifiers in 2014.

The Salthill man also held the role of Rugby Master and teacher at St Joseph's College, The Bish, secondary school in Galway for ten years.

Conboy has worked with Tony Browne with the Highlanders and John Kirwan in the Blues in 2013 as well as being part of the elite scrummaging programme with Greg Feek since 2012.

Lawler, also an elite player development officer at Connacht Rugby, has been appointed assistant coach to the Ireland U-18 schools team.

A two-time Heineken Cup winner, former Munster winger Lawler is primarily responsible for the development of young backs across the academy system at Connacht.

The Limerick man has previously held the position of UL Bohemians director of rugby for three years as well as coaching at his former school, Ardscoil Rís.

Colm Tucker is the provincial talent coach at Connacht Rugby and has been appointed assistant coach to the Ireland U-18 clubs & schools team.

He has been working at Connacht Rugby since May 2015 having previously been head coach of UL Bohemians in the Ulster Bank League for four seasons and head coach at Shannon RFC.

Connacht Rugby would also like to extend our congratulations to Philip Coyle, who has been appointed as the Irish youth team manager for their upcoming camp in Portugal.

Irish Independent

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