The Galwegians women’s Galwegians_B1st XV play in All Ireland League Division 1. The 1st XV won the Connacht Senior Cup and the AIL Cup in 2016.

Currently the Club has 6 players in the international training squad and 11 players the Connacht provincial training squad.

The Club has a vacancy for Backs Coach with prime responsibility for the Women’s 1st XV, whilst also having a pervasive role across the whole ladies section in the Club by providing a development and supporting role for all players and coaches alike.

The Candidate

The ideal candidate will:

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  • Be at a minimum IRFU Level 1 qualified, with Level 2 desirable
  • Have strong technical coaching skills and the ability to work one-on-one with players to improve core or position-specific skills
  • Have experience and a proven track record of achievement in developing players, including late beginners, to reach their potential
  • Have credible rugby knowledge, understanding and expertise gained from playing, coaching or through player management, as well as having an ability to coach and understand the game to a high level – strategically, tactically and technically
  • Be able to interface effectively with people at all levels and have the competence to manage & motivate, develop relationships and, if required, manage conflict
  • Be able to plan, communicate, research and constantly evaluate current practice in order to achieve excellence

As a coach of the Club, we can offer you:

  • Talented, ambitious and enthusiastic players who are keen on developing themselves, their teams and their Club
  • The opportunity to take the Club to the next level and have a real impact in a World Cup year (2017), with the tournament being hosted in Ireland

We are interested in ambitious coaches, who will achieve with us and who we can work with to further develop their coaching career.

All applications to Fiona Malone – [email protected]


Gillian McDarby appointed IRFU Head of Women’s Performance & Pathways