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Munster and Ireland legend Paul O'Connell set for new coaching role

The former player will work as an assistant with the Ireland U20s.

MUNSTER AND IRELAND legend Paul O’Connell is set for a new coaching role with the Ireland U20s, it has been confirmed.

O’Connell, who won 108 caps for Ireland and was involved in two Heineken Cup triumphs with Munster during a decorated career, will help guide the Irish side’s youngsters in their pathway towards the senior international team.

The 38-year-old announced his retirement from rugby in February of last year, stepping away from the game based on medical advice, after suffering an injury while representing Ireland at the 2015 World Cup.

It is not the Limerick native’s first job of his post-playing career, however. He has also worked in an advisory role for the Munster Academy since stepping away from playing the game.

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