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Prendergast To Coach Young Munster Next Season

Prendergast To Coach Young Munster Next Season

Gearoid Prendergast is set to take over as head coach at Ulster Bank League Division 1A club Young Munster next season following David Corkery’s departure from Greenfields, writes Colm Kinsella.

Gearoid Prendergast, who was most recently head coach and assistant coach at Division 1B side UL Bohemians, has previously spent 12 years at Tom Clifford Park, both as a player and coach.

Prendergast, brother of Mike, the former Young Munster director of rugby and current backs coach at Top 14 outfit Grenoble, is looking forward to the challenge ahead.

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Prendergast’s backroom team at Young Munster next season will also include Munster out-half Ian Keatley, John Staunton and current captain Ger Slattery.

Prendergast said: “It is a great opportunity. Munsters is a club I was involved in for nearly 12 years, both as a player and coach.

“I was going back to a club I am quite familiar with. The personnel has changed somewhat, but it is the club I know longest. Added to that they have had a couple of very good seasons (in twice reaching the league semi-finals). They have a young squad with so much potential right across the board.

“Our most notable departure for next season is probably Gearoid Lyons who is joining Nottingham. We have some very good players coming through. We have a good Under-20s system and our juniors won the Munster Junior Cup this season.”