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Noel McNamara

Elite Player Development Officer

Noel is a native of Co. Clare and has been coaching for over 13 years. He joined Leinster Rugby in 2016 as an Elite Player Development Officer.

Noel has a BSc in Physical Education and Maths from the University of Limerick. He began coaching as a final year student in UL with Glenstal Abbey and then moved as a teacher and coach to Clongowes Wood College. In his eight years as SCT coach with Clongowes Wood, they contested four Senior Cup finals winning the Cup in 2010 and 2011. He also led UCD RFC to win the Leinster Senior Cup and into the AIL play-offs.

He has coached many age grade representative teams at Provincial and National level including the Ireland U18 Schools, Leinster U18 Schools, Leinster U19 and Leinster U20 sides.

He is a Stage 5 coach and is currently Head Coach of the Leinster U20 & Development team and Ireland U18 Schools. He is also assistant coach for the Leinster ‘A’ team which competes in the British & Irish Cup.