Please see the closing dates below for Applications for the IRFU Stage 4 courses.

Please ensure that any coaches in your Region that are eligible and interested in pursuing these are contacted.

To qualify Coaches need to be working with at team at one of the following levels:



-Senior Schools



  •          16th / 17th May – Stage 4 Assistant Coach course (re-scheduled from 2014).
  •          5th June – Closing date for Stage 4 course (Head and Assistant) applications to be received in the Branch. The 2015 Stage 4 course application form for coaches is available for download at and a copy of same is attached to this email.
  •          By 26th June – Official invitations to Stage 4 courses (Head and Assistant) sent to coaches as per prioritised lists.
  •          17th July – Closing date for coaches to accept offer of place on Stage 4 courses.
  •          31st July-2nd August – Stage 4 Head Coach course Weekend 1
  •          7th August-9th August – Stage 4 Head Coach course Weekend 2
  •          15th / 16th August – Stage 4 Assistant Coach Course

Give me a call if you have any queries,


Eamonn Molloy


Coach Development Manager

Connacht Rugby

The Sportsground, College Road, Galway 

T:  +353 91 561568


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