Monaghan Rugby Club would like to invite applications for the role of Head Coach for their senior first and seconds squads.

The club is based in Rafeenan, Bellanode, Co. Monaghan. Monaghan Rugby Club are seeking to recruit a dynamic coach with a strong understanding of player and club development to continue the progress of this ambitious club.

Recent winners of both the Gordon West Cup and the Championship 3 league, the club want a driven individual to help the club to establish itself at a higher level.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • To lead the coaching team responsible for the senior squads (Firsts and Seconds)
  • Plan a periodised coaching programme for the season.
  • Plan, prepare and deliver individual coaching sessions for the club’s senior squads.
  • Ensure that all sessions are designed to develop the skills and understanding of the players in your squad.
  • Evaluate all coaching sessions and games with the coaching team and players, including post-match video review.
  • Attend all coaching sessions, matches involved with the club’s senior squads where possible.
  • Mentor and advise assistant coaches and players where appropriate.
  • Input into the development of coaches and players moving through the club pathway including running coach development sessions.
  • Provide feedback to coaches, players and appropriate Monaghan RFC committees.
  • Conduct mid-season reviews with Director of Rugby, players and coaches.

Qualifications Required

  • Irish Rugby Senior Coach award (formerly stage 3).
  • Previous coaching experience.
  • Commitment and enthusiasm – This position will require a time commitment involving evenings and weekends.
  • Rugby knowledge – It is expected that the coach will have the required level of knowledge to enable the players to achieve their potential.
  • Planning – The head coach is directly responsible for planning the coaching programme for the season and will be asked to prepare individual sessions.
  • Leadership – The head coach sets an example and standards for the coaching team and squad. As such they will need to be able to inspire the coaching team and players to ensure that all involved maximise their potential.
  • Delegation – The head coach needs to be able to delegate agreed responsibilities to the assistant coaches to ensure that they feel valued and their expertise is used effectively.
  • Team Work – The head coach needs to be able to work effectively with the players, coaches, manager and all others within the club.

To apply please send a cover letter outlining why you think you would be suitable for the role and a full rugby CV documenting any rugby experiences to Rory Geary, Honorary Secretary.