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Jerry Flannery, Brian Walsh join Foley's backroom team at Munster

Updated: Tuesday, 20 May 2014 19:23 | Comments

Former Munster hooker Jerry Flannery returns to the province as scrum coach
Former Munster hooker Jerry Flannery returns to the province as scrum coach

Munster have confirmed Brian Walsh, Ian Costello and Jerry Flannery as part of new head coach Anthony Foley’s backroom team for next season, 2014/15.

Walsh, a former Munster centre with ten years coaching experience including eight years at the Cork Constitution helm, has been named as Foley’s assistant, while skills coach Costello has been promoted to an assistant coach role.

Former Munster and Ireland hooker Flannery will serve as scrum coach.

Another Munster stalwart Mick O’Driscoll was announced as technical advisor in April, and the new coaching team will commence their roles on 1 July after signing two-year contracts that will see them remain with the province until at least June 2016.

On confirming the backroom staff, Munster CEO Garrett Fitzgerald said: "We have spent the last few months carrying out an extensive recruitment process and believe we have chosen the right candidates to take Munster forward. 

"We have a unique situation here; in not only appointing all Irish coaches, we are extremely proud to appoint coaches that have learned their trade within the province. It is a reflection of the level of coaches on offer in Irish Rugby.

 "With Anthony at the helm we look forward to seeing this group work together in achieving success for Munster Rugby."

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