This upcoming season will see Cill Dara RFC and Newbridge RFC amalgamating their U-20 resources, to form one team to compete in the Leinster Rugby U-20 JP Fanagan competition.

The team are seeking a head coach for the newly-formed team, for the upcoming season.


  • Plan the coaching programme for the season, with clearly defined KPIs and regular reviews with Cill Dara/Newbridge
  • Lead one training session per week
  • Lead U-20s squad match day processes in conjunction with team management
  • Lead the team culture, working with management to ensure the team is organised, disciplined, has a positive team spirit ensuring the team have pride in themselves, their home clubs, and the team sponsors

Key Responsibilities:

  • The recruitment, development, and performance management of the players
  • Ensure all games are recorded and analysed
  • Provide feedback to senior coaches in Cill Dara and Newbridge on players

Ideal candidate should have the following qualities

  • Leadership and Self-Awareness
  • Technical Knowledge
  • Player Management
  • Planning and Communication Skills
  • Commitment, Patience and Enthusiasm

Preferred candidate will have a minimum IRFU Stage 3 qualification (or willingness to attend course).

This position may suit a coach beginning to develop their coaching career. We can offer a coaching pathway including coaching development and coaching goals, including regular development meetings, feedback on progression, attendance at IRFU/Leinster coaching courses. Expenses will be covered.

Please send applications to Enda Finn ( All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.