At an event on Monday evening to preview this Friday’s Bank of Ireland pre-season match against Newcastle Falcons at Energia Park (kick-off 7pm), Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has confirmed his senior coaching team for 2018/19 with the addition of one final coach to the line-up.
Former Leinster Rugby Elite Player Development Officer Hugh Hogan will work with the province’s senior squad for the season ahead as a contact skills coach. The new role will also include Hogan working with Leinster’s age-grade players and coaches.
Leo Cullen confirmed the addition of Hogan at an event in Energia Park where he and the rest of the senior coaching team held an informal Q&A with under-age coaches from local clubs Bective Rangers FC and Old Wesley RFC.
Hogan was educated at The High School and Trinity College and played as a back rower with Dublin University and then St. Mary’s College. He captained St. Mary’s to a Leinster Senior Cup (2010) and an All-Ireland League title (2012).
He joined Leinster as an Elite Player Development Officer in 2013 and has been head coach of Leinster Under-19s, Leinster Under-20s and Leinster ‘A’, most recently, as well as coaching with the Ireland Sevens programme at both Under-19 and senior level.
LEINSTER SENIOR COACHING TEAM – 2018/19 SEASON:
Leo Cullen – Head Coach
Stuart Lancaster – Senior Coach
Felipe Contepomi – Backs Coach
Emmet Farrell – Kicking Coach & Head Analyst
John Fogarty – Scrum Coach
Hugh Hogan – Contact Skills Coach
Tickets for Leinster’s final pre-season friendly against Newcastle Falcons at Energia Park in Donnybrook this Friday night (kick-off 7pm) are available now from Ticketmaster from €;10.