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#Backroom

# backroom - Wednesday 5 January, 2022

Rowntree the first signing but plenty of pieces left to find in Munster puzzle
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Rowntree the first signing but plenty of pieces left to find in Munster puzzle

Jan 5th 2022, 6:00 AM 10,646 Views 20 Comments

The Englishman has signed on for another two seasons with the province.

# backroom - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

Munster's search for a fifth coach still active but not main priority
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Munster's search for a fifth coach still active but not main priority

Jun 24th 2020, 1:00 AM 7,067 Views 9 Comments

Johann van Graan has been keen to bring in an additional member of coaching staff.

# backroom - Friday 15 November, 2019

Easterby set for defence role as Farrell shuffles Ireland coaching deck
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Easterby set for defence role as Farrell shuffles Ireland coaching deck

Nov 15th 2019, 3:38 PM 35,112 Views 26 Comments

The new head coach is expected to assume a bigger-picture role after succeeding Joe Schmidt.

# backroom - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Laois confirm Mike Quirke and Derek McGrath to be put forward for ratification
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Laois confirm Mike Quirke and Derek McGrath to be put forward for ratification

Sep 17th 2019, 1:31 PM 8,442 Views 2 Comments

The Kerryman is set to take on a new challenge ahead of the 2020 season.

# backroom - Friday 24 May, 2019

'It's an opportunity to bring in some experienced coaches to support Johann'
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'It's an opportunity to bring in some experienced coaches to support Johann'

May 24th 2019, 6:30 AM 10,349 Views 57 Comments

IRFU boss David Nucifora believes Munster can turn the loss of Felix Jones and Jerry Flannery into a positive.

# backroom - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

Munster 'will take time' as van Graan looks to add three coaches
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Munster 'will take time' as van Graan looks to add three coaches

May 14th 2019, 8:00 AM 15,778 Views 22 Comments

With Jerry Flannery and Felix Jones departing, the province will be making backroom appointments.

# backroom - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

Connacht coaching ticket extend contracts to remain at Sportsground until 2021
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Connacht coaching ticket extend contracts to remain at Sportsground until 2021

Jan 22nd 2019, 2:11 PM 5,873 Views 15 Comments

Andy Friend hailed the ‘exceptional team’ of Carolan, Duffy and Wilkins as Connacht return to top form.

# backroom - Friday 18 December, 2015

Ex-Connacht coach Bradley could be part of revamped Munster coaching team
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Ex-Connacht coach Bradley could be part of revamped Munster coaching team

Dec 18th 2015, 6:00 AM 8,921 Views 13 Comments

The former Ireland A and U20 coach has been working with Georgia in recent times.

# backroom - Thursday 22 October, 2015

Antrim have snapped up a former world boxing champion as coach
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Antrim have snapped up a former world boxing champion as coach

Oct 22nd 2015, 6:12 PM 5,217 Views 0 Comments

Brian Magee joins the Saffron footballers as S&C coach, while Paul Kinnerk will work with Limerick’s underage hurling academy.

# backroom - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

Still room for 'right person' as Leinster's backs coach under Cullen
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Still room for 'right person' as Leinster's backs coach under Cullen

Aug 25th 2015, 12:02 AM 6,929 Views 8 Comments

Girvan Dempsey is currently in the role on a short-term contract.

# backroom - Monday 15 June, 2015

Two senior coaching appointments for Leinster but still no word on the top job
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Two senior coaching appointments for Leinster but still no word on the top job

Jun 15th 2015, 11:33 AM 5,978 Views 12 Comments

Familiar faces on the field for the Blues are now part of the coaching set-up.

# backroom - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

Leinster's scrum coach follows Matt O'Connor through the exit door
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# Backroom Clearout

Leinster's scrum coach follows Matt O'Connor through the exit door

Jun 2nd 2015, 2:29 PM 6,429 Views 15 Comments

Leo Cullen and head of fitness Dan Tobin will be holding the fort this summer.

# backroom - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

A Premier League cult hero is now Ireland's U21 goalkeeping coach
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A Premier League cult hero is now Ireland's U21 goalkeeping coach

Mar 24th 2015, 4:52 PM 12,064 Views 9 Comments

Carlo Cudicini is working with Ireland ahead of their opening European Championship qualifier.

# backroom - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Munster to bring former lock Mick O'Driscoll into coaching set-up next season
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Munster to bring former lock Mick O'Driscoll into coaching set-up next season

Apr 10th 2014, 1:06 PM 5,343 Views 16 Comments

The 35-year-old Cork man will come on board as a ‘Technical Advisor’ to new head coach Anthony Foley.

# backroom - Saturday 7 December, 2013

Kieran McGeeney makes debut on Tipperary backroom staff
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Kieran McGeeney makes debut on Tipperary backroom staff

Dec 7th 2013, 5:57 PM 7,453 Views 0 Comments

The former Armagh player and Kildare football coach has lent his experience to the Tipp hurlers.

# backroom - Friday 15 November, 2013

Jason Ryan adds ex-Lilywhite Ronan Quinn to Kildare backroom team
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Jason Ryan adds ex-Lilywhite Ronan Quinn to Kildare backroom team

Nov 15th 2013, 3:44 PM 3,474 Views 1 Comment

Quinn was part of the Kildare teams that won the Leinster senior titles in 1998 and 2000.

# backroom - Monday 11 November, 2013

Kieran McGeeney to join Tipperary hurling backroom team
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Kieran McGeeney to join Tipperary hurling backroom team

Nov 11th 2013, 5:00 PM 15,866 Views 24 Comments

The Armagh selector will work on the mental aspects of preparation with the Premier county.

# backroom - Friday 20 September, 2013

Mark Rohan 'surprised' by Flanagan's Westmeath axe
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Mark Rohan 'surprised' by Flanagan's Westmeath axe

Sep 20th 2013, 8:15 AM 1,232 Views 0 Comments

Paralympic champion will be not be involved with Westmeath next season so that he can concentrate on qualifying for Rio.

# backroom - Sunday 23 December, 2012

Poll: Who should win RTÉ Manager of the Year tonight?
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Poll: Who should win RTÉ Manager of the Year tonight?

Dec 23rd 2012, 12:00 PM 8,239 Views 32 Comments

Jimmy’s winning matches but Billy’s winning medals. And there’s plenty more candidates for the big prize.

# backroom - Tuesday 29 May, 2012

Opinion: what we now know after Kerry's stuttering start to the summer
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Opinion: what we now know after Kerry's stuttering start to the summer

May 29th 2012, 12:25 PM 496 Views 0 Comments

There was plenty to glean from the Kingdom’s underwhelming six-point win over a well-organised Tipperary in Thurles.

# backroom - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

Catt among England's new coaching team
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Catt among England's new coaching team

May 1st 2012, 5:34 PM 201 Views 0 Comments

Lancaster welcomed South African-born Catt as his backs coach for the five-match tour, and said his experience would play a big part.

# backroom - Monday 5 March, 2012

Talking tactics: where the battle was won for Donegal
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Talking tactics: where the battle was won for Donegal

Mar 5th 2012, 12:33 PM 748 Views 0 Comments

Jim McGuinness saw his side beat Cork in Ballybofey yesterday. Here’s why…

# backroom - Friday 17 February, 2012

One step from Croker... which clubs will be celebrating this weekend?
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One step from Croker... which clubs will be celebrating this weekend?

Feb 17th 2012, 12:13 PM 540 Views 0 Comments

It’s down to the last four in the All-Ireland Senior Football Club championship this weekend. Here’s how Emmet Ryan reckons it will play out.

# backroom - Saturday 14 May, 2011

The Bootroom: where are Ronaldo’s goals coming from?
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The Bootroom: where are Ronaldo’s goals coming from?

May 14th 2011, 9:52 AM 428 Views 0 Comments

The Real Madrid superstar is on course to win his personal league race with Leo Messi for the title of Pichichi – Spain’s top scorer. But how is he doing it?

# backroom - Monday 21 March, 2011

How to throw away a 14-point lead and still win in four easy steps
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How to throw away a 14-point lead and still win in four easy steps

Mar 21st 2011, 1:18 PM 569 Views 0 Comments

Emmet Ryan dissects the extraordinary meeting of Dublin and Mayo at GAA HQ yesterday.

# backroom - Monday 24 January, 2011

Tactics not passion: Kilmacud Crokes use blunt force trauma to dispatch Rhode
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Tactics not passion: Kilmacud Crokes use blunt force trauma to dispatch Rhode

Jan 24th 2011, 10:39 AM 584 Views 0 Comments

Emmet Ryan explains why Kilmacud Crokes are this morning Leinster Club champions.