Ardee Rugby Football Club is seeking applications for the position of head coach/player coach for the 2016/2017 season.

With our club grounds at Townspark, Ardee, we currently field two adult men’s sides. The first team play in Leinster League Division 2C, finishing 2nd in the 2015/2016 season. Also in the most recent season the Club played in the Jenkinson (North East J2) Final. The club also contested two Anderson Cup Semi-Finals (Leinster J3) & a Dunne Cup (Leinster J4) in the past two seasons. They also won their area league (Mc Gee Cup J3) in the 2014/2015 season.  The 2nd XV reached the league play-off in 2015/2016 of the Mc Gee Cup and will be participating in this league in 2016/2017.
Ardee RFC is a family oriented club with a growing youths and mini sections. The player catchment area is predominantly mid-Louth with players also coming from the south Monaghan and east Meath areas. We have excellent playing and training facilities with a full floodlit pitch, a fully equipped gym and a recently developed clubhouse.


  • Ability to lead and realise the clubs stated objectives
  • Credible rugby knowledge, understanding and expertise gained from playing, coaching or through player management. Ability to coach and understand the game to a high level – strategically, tactically and technically.
  • Ability to interface effectively with people at all levels. Competence to manage & motivate, develop relationships, and if required manage conflict.


  • Management of Ardee’s senior team rugby affairs, including the recruitment, development and performance management of players.
  • Development and leadership of playing styles and systems.
  • Planning and preparing for training sessions and activities.
  • Team and individual based goal setting.
  • Coaching of specific team(s), unit and individual components; delegation of other components.
  • Attendance at all match, trainings, and team meetings.
  • Setting the right example for players on and off the field.


Qualifications Required

  • Have had previous management/coaching/ and/or playing experience in senior rugby sides.
  • Have vision, drive, ambition and determination.
  • Have excellent leadership and communication skills, with the ability to engage and motivate at all levels.
  • Be hardworking, honest, trustworthy and able to buy into and positively shape the culture and ethos at the club.

The successful candidate will be a pivotal member of the Club’s management team and will be required to play a vital role in the delivery of short, medium and longer term objectives of Ardee RFC.

All applications will be treated in strictest confidence. The initial term is for the 2016-17 season with a review at the end of the season.

The closing date for applications is Friday27th May 2016.

The club will conduct an interview process with a view to have the selected candidate in situ from early June 2016.

Interested parties are asked to email their rugby CV to