# Denis Leamy

Last month
February 2023
# Stability
'The job can be quite consuming, but I’ve got a lot of support' - Leo Cullen
The coach’s new contract will bring him up to the end of the 2024/25 campaign.
This year
# Behind The Scenes
How Munster's 'chaos games' are pushing their need for speed
Denis Leamy says it’s ‘chalk and cheese’ in terms of Munster’s improvement since the start of the season.
# classic
'In the corner of my eye, I caught that ROG was back... he popped it over'
Munster’s win over Northampton in 2011 will live long in the memory.
# No Go
'There's nothing in it' - Munster confirm they won't be signing Malcolm Marx
The Springboks hooker had been linked with a move to the Irish province.
Last year
# Packing His Bags
'We would have liked to keep him, it wasn't to be' - Munster disappointed to lose John Ryan
The prop’s move to New Zealand side the Chiefs was confirmed earlier this week.
# playmaker
'He has loads of ability' - Munster impressed by Crowley's stint at centre
Denis Leamy gives his verdict on Sunday’s defeat to Toulouse and looks ahead to this weekend’s trip to Northampton.
# weight of history
Pressure and expectation comes with the territory at 'big European club' Munster
Denis Leamy has encountered plenty of support and understanding among the Munster fans.
# Bouncing Back
Leamy believes there are 'big performances' to come from Munster
The southern province have a huge clash with the Bulls in Limerick this weekend.
# identity
'What works in Leinster doesn't necessarily work in Munster' - Leamy
Munster’s new defence coach says the province ‘are a work in progress’ ahead of the new URC season.
# home comforts
'You bounce out of bed every morning' - Leamy enjoying life back at Munster
The former Munster player is back at the province as Graham Rowntree’s new defence coach.
Leamy and Prendergast key in Munster's drive for 'passion and aggression'
Graham Rowntree has welcomed the two ex-Munster men home this summer.
# tullow tank
'The time is right' - Sean O'Brien returns to Leinster in coaching role
The club legend replaces Denis Leamy as skills coach.
# Coming Home Again
Denis Leamy to leave Leinster role and join Munster as defence coach
The Cashel man described the move as ‘an opportunity that I feel I have to take to grow as a coach and for family reasons.’
# Homecoming
Denis Leamy set to return to Munster as part of Rowntree's coaching team
The latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra involved a chat on Munster’s possible coaching team.
# contact skills
'He has been brilliant' - VDF hails the impact of Denis Leamy in Leinster
The former Munster man became Leinster’s contact skills coach last summer.
All time
# competitor
Munster legend Leamy takes next step in coaching career with Leinster
The 39-year-old turned to coaching after his enforced retirement from playing in 2012.
# New Job
Ex-Munster man Denis Leamy promoted to Leinster's senior coaching staff
The 39-year-old had already been working with the province as an elite player development officer.
# young pups
'Today's Irish Under 20s would be the equivalent of us when we were 25, 26'
Denis Leamy has been blown away by the standard of professionalism in Ireland’s Under 20s side.
# Role Model
'Denis Leamy has been extremely good to me - taking me under his wing'
Ireland Under 20 captain Alex Kendellen is thriving on and off the pitch under Leamy’s tutelage.
# 20s Questions
Leamy and Tucker to assist head coach Richie Murphy for Ireland's U20 Six Nations campaign
The U20s championship is slated to take place over June and July.
# New Look
Campbell promoted as Ireland U20s boss while Leamy joins as defence coach
Noel McNamara leaves after a successful tenure that included the 2019 Grand Slam.
# Tipp Tale
'There were regrets, but looking back on the great days is a big comfort'
Former Munster and Ireland back row Denis Leamy has enjoyed success as head coach of Clonmel RFC.
# Champions
Denis Leamy leads Clonmel to remarkable Munster three-in-a-row
A victory against Abbeyfeale saw the club claim another Junior League Division 1 title.
# 10 years on
'I've heard it said by a few English players that some of them felt uneasy before kick-off'
Denis Leamy on ‘getting into the guts’ of Jonny Wilkinson and a ‘perfect day’ in 2007.
# Denis Leamy
From rugby success to an All-Ireland winning hurling role - 'He's a Munster and Irish legend'
Tipp defender Cathal Barrett on Denis Leamy’s influence on the Premier.
# Tuesday
We'll Leave It There So: McIlroy disses Olympic golf, money talks for Pelle and all today's sport
Elsewhere, Dan Martin remains on Chris Froome’s tail and Thierry Henry has chosen Sky Sports over Arsenal.
# good influence
Two-time Heineken Cup winner with Munster joins Tipperary backroom team
Tipperary boss Michael Ryan has confirmed Denis Leamy is a part of his coaching staff.
# up against it
'This is the first time in a while Scotland have players that can really hurt us'
Leamy wants big-game battle from Ireland’s emerging back-row to counteract Vern Cotter’s improving side
# High hopes
'I don't think Australia and South Africa would be teams that Ireland fear anymore'
Former Ireland international Denis Leamy is predicting a successful World Cup campaign.
# 2007 hurt
'For a lot of that season and for a long time, I had a bit of a f**k-you mentality'
Ireland’s Jamie Heaslip tells us about the experience of missing out on the 2007 World Cup.
# Worthy Cause
'Eddie's shown a huge amount of courage and bravery, he's been an inspiration'
Former Ireland international rugby star Denis Leamy is in awe of his first cousin Eddie Connolly, who is battling cancer.
# club rugby
Munster legend Leamy's Clonmel miss out on magnificent double
Shannon were crowned Junior Cup champions as the Tipp club relinquished their crown.
# column
'People will mention ROG but Axel deserves Munster job' - David Wallace
The former Munster and Ireland flanker believes ‘Axel’ is in prime position to be named Rob Penney’s successor.
# New Role
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.
# Carnage
Opinion: Predictions and brave words fall by the wayside after merciless mauling
The Grand Slam team of 2009 are well and truly a distant memory after Ireland’s record defeat.
# Disappointment
I didn't want to risk playing on - Leamy
The 30-year-old has said he is likely to need a hip replacement at some stage in the future.
# Pro12
Cold blooded: No room for sentiment as Healy prepares for final push
The loose head was tight lipped about offering commiserations, preferring to keep his eyes on the prize.
# Time's up
Final whistle: Hip injury forces Leamy retirement
Munster and Ireland back-row Denis Leamy has announced his retirement at the age of 30.
# Pen to Paper
Earls and Leamy both pen extensions to Munster deals
The Irish internationals will be plying their respective trades at Thomond Park until 2014 at the earliest.
# Fighting Fit
Sherry back on the training ground with Munster
Munster say that they won’t rush Mike Sherry back to action as the hooker returns to full training today.