18 May, 11:09
IRFU Chief Executive Philip Browne has issued a statement following confirmation of Ronan O'Gara's decision to retire from playing professional rugby.
Tutors on the course were Eric Elwood, Dan McFarland, Michael Bradley, Francesco Ascione (Italian Federation), Stephen Aboud, Colin Moran, Colin McEntee, Des Ryan, Allen Clarke, Ian Costello and Dave O'Mahony with assistance from Reggie Corrigan, Clem Boyd and Jamie Turkington.
This Stage 4 Rugby rugby course focused on the Player as a specialist, hence each rugby specific module examined developing functional roles of players; the characteristic of the Game was on achieving outcomes accross backplay, forward play & team play with the emphasis on the Coach as Facilitator between the demands of the Game and the comptencies of the Players.
The coaches who completed course attendance will now pursue the accreditation by fullfilling the following requirments:
Production of a periodised season plan
360 degree mid-season feedback report
Successfully complete Practical Observations
Log 60hrs of coaching with a Stage 4 team