Educated at The High School and Trinity College Dublin Hugh was appointed Elite Player Development Officer in January 2013 having previously coached schools and club rugby for over a decade. He is a Stage 5 coach with excellent technical knowledge and appreciation of the game.
A former back row forward, Hugh represented Leinster ‘A’ between 2005 and 2009 and also played for the Ireland Club Team over a five year period. In the club game, Hugh captained Dublin University Football Club before playing with St Mary’s College RFC, where he captained them to Leinster Senior Cup (2010) and All Ireland League (2012) titles.
While at Leinster, Hugh has been Head Coach of Leinster U19s and Leinster U20s as well as coaching with the Ireland 7s programme at both U19 and Senior level. He is currently Forwards Coach to the Ireland U19s and is Head Coach of Leinster ‘A’ who compete in the British and Irish Cup.