Saturday 24 August 2019

Griggs relishing new challenge as Irish boss

Ireland women’s coach Adam Griggs. Photo: Sportsfile
Ireland women’s coach Adam Griggs. Photo: Sportsfile
Cian Tracey

Cian Tracey

Newly-appointed Ireland women's coach Adam Griggs is relishing the challenge that lies ahead as he begins preparations for next year's Six Nations.

Ten weeks after Ireland's disastrous home World Cup which culminated in Tom Tierney stepping down, Griggs has been hired as his successor.

The Kiwi has been working as Leinster's women's coach for the last year and has previously coached Old Wesley in the AIL as well as winning the title as a player with Lansdowne in 2015.

Disappointingly, Ireland do not have any games this month but they are due to hold a camp today which will give Griggs a chance to work with the players.

The position had been advertised as a part-time role by the IRFU and it will again be reviewed following the Six Nations.

"I'm delighted to be named as Ireland women's head coach and having coached during the inter-pros I know the huge amount of talent there is in Ireland," Griggs said.

"It's a new challenge for me, but it's an exciting one. This is a fresh start for all of us within the squad and I know the players are highly motivated to do well."

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