Richieis Senior Skills & Kicking Coach in Leinster since June 2010.
He previously held the position of Rugby Development Officer and Elite Player Development Officer where he oversaw the province's underage development programme.
The ex-Leinster out-half was educated in Presentation College, Bray where he captained his school to the 1990 Leinster Schools Junior Cup.
The 38-year-old has been working with the Senior squad for the last number of years as Skills & Kicking Coach and has played a key role in the development of such home-grown kicking talent as Jonathan Sexton and Ian Madigan.
Richie has been an important part of the backroom team for the province's Heineken Cup successes in 2011 and 2012, and Leinster's back-to-back PRO12 titles in 2013 and 2014.
Richie was a member of the backroom staff for Ireland's 2014 RBS Six Nations Championship winning campaign.
Ulster and Ireland prop Declan Fitzpatrick is to retire from rugby on medical grounds. The 31-year-old played 98 times for Ulster and made seven Test appearances for Ireland, three of which were against the All Blacks. He also represented the Ireland Wolfhounds on nine occasions.
Ireland will face an interesting kind of pressure when they take on the Barbarians next month says Donncha O'Callaghan. The Munster and Ireland lock played against the famous invitational side when Ireland were beaten 29-23 at Thomond Park five years ago - then helped the Barbarians beat a young England team 39-29 last summer.
The World famous Barbarians are celebrating their 125th Anniversary this week. As a special birthday treat to rugby supporters in Ireland, the Club are offering a unique 48 hour 2 for 1 adult ticket offer for the upcoming Ireland v Barbarians match at Thomond Park - 28th May, 19.45 K.O.