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# backroom - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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? Backroom This post contains a poll

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

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

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

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

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?

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?

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

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

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