Leinster's Girvan Dempsey will be joining Bath Rugby ahead of the 2018/19 season as an attack coach, the club has announced.

The 42-year-old will link up with Todd Blackadder’s current coaching set-up at Bath, which includes Stuart Hooper, Toby Booth and Darren Edwards. 

The former Ireland international has played a key role in Leo Cullen's coaching team for the past three years, with Leinster claiming a fourth European Champions Cup at the weekend.

Commenting on his appointment, Dempsey told the Bath website: "I'm really looking forward to starting a new chapter in my coaching career. I've thoroughly enjoyed my time with Leinster, but I’m excited about what lies ahead with Bath.

"They have a world-class setup and playing squad. I will be looking to bring my experiences and knowledge to support Todd and the coaching team in delivering success to this great club."

Dempsey earned 82 caps for Ireland during his playing career, playing on three Triple Crown-winning teams in that time. He also enjoyed Heineken Cup and Celtic League success with Leinster.

Prior to working as Leinster's attack coach, he also spent two seasons as Elite Player Development Officer for the province, and a further three years as Academy Manager.

Following the announcement of Dempsey's new role with the English side, Blackadder:

"This season we’ve learnt a lot about ourselves. We need to be more flexible in our game so that we can better tailor our attack to different opposition.

"Girvan is a fantastic addition to our team and I believe together we can go on to great things, not only next season but for years to come."