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Denis Leamy joins the coaching set-up at Young Munster

The 30-year-old former Ireland and Munster star will help to train the Division 1A side’s forwards next season.

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FORMER MUNSTER AND Ireland star Denis Leamy has joined Young Munster as an assistant forwards’ coach for next season.

Leamy was forced to end his career in May after sustaining a serious hip injury that kept him out of the 2012 RBS Six Nations Championship.

He will now assist Young Munster’s forwards coach John ‘Pako’ Fitzgerald at Clifford Park.

“Denis had done a strength and conditioning course through Setanta and got in touch with me two weeks ago,” Young Munster head coach Mike Prendergast told TheScore.ie.

“We got chatting, I knew Denis of old, and he told me how much he admired the coaching and the set up here at Young Munster.

“Then, about a week ago, he told me that he’d love to come and help us out and we’re delighted to have someone like Denis come on board for the new season.”

The 30-year-old replaces John Broderick, who has taken a break from club rugby to concentrate on developing the game at St. Munchin’s College.

In a glittering career, Leamy was capped 57 times by Ireland and was part of two Triple Crown-winning sides, as well as the Grand Slam winners of 2009.

He played in both the 2006 and 2008 Heineken Cup finals for Munster, and won 144 caps for the province.

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