Ireland legend Paul O’Connell lands new job

Paul O’Connell, who retired from playing rugby in February 2016, has been working in an advisory role with the Munster Academy and is also an ambassador for the Aldi Play Rugby programme which introduces non-contact forms of rugby to primary schools.


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O’Connell will work with newly-appointed Ireland Under-20 head coach Noel McNamara and assistant coaches Ambrose Conboy and Tom Tierney as they prepare the squad for festive matches against the Leinster and Munster Development teams.

The 2018 Under-20 Six Nations Championship kicks off for McNamara’s Ireland youngsters against France in Brive on Friday, February 2 (kick-off 9pm local time/8pm Irish time).

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