Bective Rangers FC have announced Barry Gibney as their new head coach, with fellow former Ireland Under-21 international Barry Lynn assisting him.
Former flanker Barry Gibney, who made his Leinster debut in 1998 at the age of 20, will take over the coaching reins at the Donnybrook-based club.
He represented Blackrock College, Ireland Schools and Under-21s and Leinster in a playing career that was unfortunately cut short due to injury.
Gibney entered coaching at at an early age with Blackrock College RFC and now with over six years' coaching experience in Division 1 of the All-Ireland League, he will be warmly welcomed at Bective Rangers.
Barry Lynn will assist Gibney as Bective's backs coach as they look to improve on their recent campaign which saw them finish 11th in Division 2A of the league.
Lynn won several international caps for Ireland Youths, Under-19s and Under-21s. He represented Ireland in the Under-21 World Cup in South Africa in 2002.
He won a scholarship to UCD where he won a McCorry Cup, and moved to St. Mary's College where he was to spend eight years winning another McCorry Cup and Leinster Senior Cup. He captained the club in 2006.
Bective's players and members turned out last Friday to hear Gibney outline his plans for next season. There is real excitement about the club's potential for the coming years.
Mick McGrath is one of the latest players to make the step up from Ulster Bank League rugby to the professional game. The young Leinster winger has scored tries against Cardiff and Edinburgh so far this season.
Speaking at the launch of the Ulster Bank League Awards, Ireland assistant coach Les Kiss says he loves getting out to watch club rugby with one of his recent games being Armagh v Greystones in Division 2B.
Ulster Bank rugby ambassador Alan Quinlan talks about the importance of the Ulster Bank League to Irish rugby - as a pathway to the professional game and a platform for players to represent their local communities.
Irish Rugby TV brings you highlights of UCD's Ulster Bank League Division 1A win over Lansdowne, with Ireland Under-20 out-half Ross Byrne scoring a try and three penalties for the victorious students.
You've finished training but what should you eat to help your body to recover? Getting the balance right is all important so check out #Eat2Compete and download the factsheets on www.irishrugby.ie/eat2compete.
Eating the right food is only one part of nutrition for young players. Hydration is a key element. How much? How often? Check out our #Eat2Compete guide to hydration and download the factsheets from www.irishrugby.ie/eat2compete.
Simple tips for young players to keep healthy throughout the season - 'Eat Well, Stay Well, Play Well' - it will benefit you on and off the field. For more check out #Eat2Compete or www.irishrugby.ie/eat2compete