# Head Coach

This year
'I've seen his confidence grow' - Farrell pleased with Crowley's progress
The Munster playmaker gets his second Test start against Italy this weekend.
New Ireland boss Bemand has seen where the women's game can go
The well-regarded coach joins after a successful eight-year stint with England.
No head coach and now no captain, Ireland's rebuild takes another hit
Nichola Fryday was the most experienced player in an inexperienced squad.
How Graham Rowntree has brought Munster to the brink of trophy success
The 52-year-old is in his first season as a head coach.
'Leo commits his whole life to making Leinster successful. It's admirable'
Leo Cullen ‘bleeds Leinster’ and has been central to their successes as a player and head coach.
'The last time you could come and buy a ticket on the day of the game was 2015'
What have Leinster learned from their heartbreaks against La Rochelle?
'Give us time' - IRFU asks for patience with Irish women's rugby
The union is searching for a new Ireland Women’s 15s team head coach.
'It’s certainly not a case that Cliodhna Moloney is being silenced by the IRFU'
IRFU CEO Kevin Potts explained why Greg McWilliams left the Ireland job by mutual agreement.
'We're little old Ireland, small demographics. We're fighting as a minority sport'
Leinster boss Leo Cullen took aim at the hype around his team as expectations mount.
'It’s an interesting article but it’s nearly irrelevant at this stage'
Ireland Women head coach Greg McWilliams responded to a report published by the Telegraph.
'They had a choice. Every one of them said, 'No, we want to come to Leinster''
Stormers head coach John Dobson is one of the most interesting characters in the game.
'We'll see if we can squeeze the grandkids to cheer for Ireland'
Andy and Owen Farrell are on opposite sides once again this weekend in Dublin.
England's loss has been Ireland's gain with impressive Andy Farrell
The Wigan native goes up against his homeland for a Grand Slam on Saturday.
'The best game I've been involved in' - Farrell hails Ireland's character
He said a hurting England side will be out to spoil the party in Dublin next weekend.
'That was a proper Test match... I thought we showed great character'
Ireland boss Andy Farrell confirmed that prop Finlay Bealham suffered a twisted knee.
Farrell's Ireland target first win over France in possible Grand Slam decider
The French will be in town on Saturday and the Ireland boss is expecting a raucous atmosphere.
'I love my job' says Ulster's McFarland amid links to Leicester job
Meanwhile, Iain Henderson was injured just days before Ireland’s Six Nations squad is named.
'They won that game, I don't think we lost that game. I was 100% proud'
Ulster boss Dan McFarland believes his side should have had a penalty try against La Rochelle.
Last year
Goodman open to more responsibility after Lancaster leaves Leinster
The New Zealander has earned positive reviews for his work since arriving last summer.
'Australia made it an absolute dogfight... we're delighted with the win'
Andy Farrell praised his side for finding a way to win in Dublin.
Former Connacht head coach Michael Bradley takes over at UCC
The vastly-experienced Cork native will be joined by fellow ex-Ireland internationals Ken O’Connell and Paul McCarthy, plus former Munster out-half Scott Deasy.
Munster boss Rowntree not trying to 'reinvent the wheel' as new era begins
The head coach says he has made tweaks to the province’s approach to training.
Sublime series success is a momentous achievement for Andy Farrell
The Ireland head coach has steered his team to a series victory in New Zealand.
Joe Schmidt has joined the All Blacks coaching team ahead of Ireland clash
The former Ireland boss will be part of the Kiwi set-up for the three-Test series.
'We would have loved to play at Thomond Park but we're going to embrace the Aviva'
Munster head coach Johann van Graan says the province is aligned over the decision.
'I absolutely want to be here... I see myself as a Munster man'
Johann van Graan has stressed his commitment to Munster until the end of the season.
Rowntree the first signing but plenty of pieces left to find in Munster puzzle
The Englishman has signed on for another two seasons with the province.
'The head coach question, that's one for another day' - Rowntree
The Munster forwards coach has been linked with a promotion.
Michael Bradley sacked as head coach of Italian club Zebre
The former Ireland international joined the club in 2017.
All time
'She has been incredible' - Munster's Kilcoyne hails influence of Currid
The performance psychologist has also had great success with the Limerick hurlers.
'I’m going to put everything, my heart and soul, into Munster for the next 7 months'
Johann van Graan was unwilling to reveal any detail about his departure at the end of this season.
Bath confirm Van Graan signing after Munster boss invoked release clause
It’s understood that the South African had some frustrations behind the scenes in Munster.
'We were obviously deflated and a bit down, it's an emotional time for anyone'
Johann van Graan told the Munster players of his departure yesterday.
ROG the dream appointment for many Munster fans but contract complicates it
Johann van Graan will leave the province at the end of the current season.
Munster confirm that head coach Van Graan will leave at end of season
The South African was offered a new two-year deal but will depart in June.
Munster boss Van Graan remains tight-lipped on possible contract extension
The South African’s current deal expires next summer.
'I understand the club and supporters will be disappointed' - Stephen O'Donnell
The Dundalk-bound head coach confirmed his St Pat’s departure this evening.
'It's been a difficult period for everyone involved and no different to myself'
Adam Griggs has one more game left as Ireland Women head coach.
Fast, relentless, adaptable - Connacht's 'gardener' targets URC quarter-final
Andy Friend is heading into his fourth season in charge of the province.
'It wasn't a mixed bag for me, I'm delighted with the win' - Farrell
The Ireland head coach was satisfied with his team’s 39-31 victory over Japan.
O'Gara signs new three-year deal to stay with La Rochelle until 2024
The former Munster and Ireland out-half will lead the Top 14 club form next season onwards.