19 May, 11:13
There are six uncapped players in the Ireland squad for the summer tour to North America that was named this morning. An Emerging Ireland squad has also been selected for the Tblisi Cup in Georgia.
AIB League Division One champions Shannon have appointed former player Ian Sherwin as their new assistant coach.
The 36-year-old former scrum-half, a three-time AIL medal winner since 1994, will have a special responsability for backs in his role with the Limerick club. Sherwin is currently the IRFU's coaching conditioning development manager, having been employed by the Union initially as a development officer in 1998.
Sherwin said of his appointment: "It's a fantastic honour for me to return to Shannon and get involved in coaching such a fine side. They have set a very high standard over the last couple of years so there is a huge challenge for me to improve them but I'm looking forward to working with Mick (Galwey), all the players and the club in general."
Shannon RFC chairman Pat O'Connor added: "Ian Sherwin has a fine reputation as a coach and we are delighted on his return to us. His knowledge of the game will undoubtedly be of immense benefit to the club, and the players."