The Development Office has many ongoing projects which include:

The Youth Development Officer Scheme has proved itself to be a cornerstone at both promotion and participation levels of the game in Connacht. There are currently 16 Youth Development Officers strategically placed throughout the Province working at both National School and Post Primary School levels.

Coach Education is also one of the primary responsibilities of the Development Office with Mini, Foundation, Level 1 & Level 2 courses run throughout the season.

The Clubs of Ireland Scheme has enabled the Office to establish a stronger relationship with all clubs in the Province. The Scheme has a mutual benefit for the Rugby Development Office and Clubs, it provides a business plan for the clubs and highlights areas in which the Development Office can assist the Clubs in achieving their targets.


Contact Development Office

Main Telephone Line: 091-560099
Fax Number: 091-560097

Provincial Development Manager – Martin Gallagher

Email: [email protected]
Mobile: 086 8112115

Provincial Academy Manager – Nigel Carolan
Email: [email protected]
Mobile: 086 8333330

Assistant Elite Player Development Officer – Jim Herring
Email: [email protected]
Mobile: 087 6811181



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