NUIG RFC is seeking to recruit an ambitious and committed 1st XV assistant coach (backs) for the 2019/20 season.
 
The role consists of preparing the team for the Connacht Junior League/Cup, and varsity competition, continuing the progress made in recent seasons. NUIG also fields a second XV, U20 XV, a woman’s XV and 6 underage academy teams. The Assistant Coach will focus on the 1st XV.
 
Role Overview:
• Assist the Head Coach in designing and providing training sessions.
• Offer assistance and develop the back line.
• Provide impartial feedback and direction to develop players.
• Attendance at League, Cup and Varsity matches and two evening training sessions weekly throughout the season.
 
The ideal candidate will:
• Be, at a minimum IRFU accredited Level 2 or higher desirable.
• Have technical coaching skills and the ability to work one-on-one with players to improve core or position-specific skills.
 
• Have experience in developing players, including late beginners, to reach their potential.
• Be able to communicate effectively with people at all levels and manage and motivate.
 
This is an outstanding opportunity to play a key role in the continued development and success of NUIG Rugby.
 
To apply, please email your CV with a covering letter to:
 
Bernie Kelly, Director of Rugby, NUIG Rugby Football Club.
[email protected]
 
Closing date for applications is: Friday 24 May 2019

Westport RFC are the Connacht Women’s Cup winners for 2019 after the Mayo side powered their way to a 53-10 win over NUIG at yesterday’s final at The Sportsground.
 
Here are some of the best pics from the encounter.
 

More silverware is up for grabs on Sunday when 10 teams compete in 5 league finals across the province, ranging from the U15 Boys to the Women’s League.
 
First up at 12pm are the Division 2 finals at U15 and U17 level. Corrib will play host to the U15 Division 2 decider between near neighbours Monivea and Dunmore, while at the same time in Ballina there’s a meeting of Westport and Sligo in the U17 Division 2 final.
 
One hour later at 1pm to more deciders will kick-off in Ballinrobe and Ballyhaunis. Ballinrobe will play host to the Connacht Women’s League final as Westport take on NUIG, while Ballinasloe and Galwegians will face off in the U17 Division 1 final in Ballyhaunis.
 
The last of the deciders gets going at 1.30 in the U15 Division 1 final as Galwegians take on Buccaneers, with Ballinasloe acting as the venue.
 
Best of luck to all 8 clubs, and we’ll have the results for you on the Connacht Club & Community Facebook page on Sunday evening.

Connemara have extended their lead at the top of the J1A League after a bonus point win at home to Castlebar on Sunday.
 
The game was a Round 2 tie refixed from late September, with the hosts coming out on top by 25 points to 7.
 
Their closest rivals are now Creggs after they leapfrogged Monivea into 2nd place, winning 18-8 in the Saturday evening fixture between the two. Creggs are now a point clear of Monivea and six behind Connemara, but with a game in hand against Galwegians.
 
In J1B arguably the most historic of the four fixtures took place in Headford where Corrib RFC played their first game under the recently installed floodlights. However visitors and league leaders NUIG RFC were able to spoil the party, winning 33-10 to solidify their standing at the J1B summit. The unbeaten Tuam however remain hot on their heals after they saw off Corinthians 35-10.
 
Elsewhere Ballinrobe closed the gap on Loughrea in 3rd after a narrow 10-8 victory over the visitors, while Dunmore overcame Ballinasloe 13-3.
 
Moving to J1C where Corinthians are the new league leaders, beating OLBC in a thriller 31-29. They are level on points with Ballyhaunis who beat Ballina 20-10, but the greater points differential has the Galway side leading the way. Meanwhile Portumna have leapfrogged Oughterard at the bottom after a 36-5 victory.
 
Lastly there were just the two games in J2. Galwegians moved to the top of the table thanks to a 39-8 win over Claremorris, moving ahead of Sligo who lost 18-8 to Tuam.
 
For a full list of Club & Community fixtures and results click HERE.

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