Former Ireland international Girvan Dempsey is to leave his coaching role at Bath at the end of the season.

The ex-Leinster full-back, capped 82 times by Ireland, moved to England in 2018 to work as Bath's attack and backs coach.

"Bath is a very special place and I’ve really enjoyed my time at Bath Rugby," said the Heineken Cup winner.

"I’d like to thank Stuart [Hooper, director of rugby], all the players and staff for the warm welcome they afforded me and my family. I also want to thank our brilliant supporters, who we have sadly missed down at the Rec.

"I leave having forged many great friendships and with a lot of happy memories. I’m really looking forward to a new chapter and I wish everyone at Bath Rugby every success for the future."

Dempsey, 45, was part of Leo Cullen's backroom team at Leinster for three years prior to his move the Premiership.

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