Leinster Coach Set To Join Andy Farrell’s Ireland Coaching Ticket

Jason Hennessy

Jason Hennessy

Jason is the editor here at RugbyLAD and a proud Limerick man.
Jason Hennessy

Man in demand.

Leinster scrum coach John Fogarty looks set to join Andy Farrell’s Ireland coaching ticket after the Rugby World Cup in Japan this year.

Fogarty has previously admitted he has aspirations to coach for Ireland, and with the scrum coach position set to become available after Greg Feek’s departure – the timing couldn’t be better for the former Munster hooker.

“Of course, that is the direction,” Fogarty said last year when asked about coaching with Ireland

“As a player, I wanted to test myself at the highest level and that is the highest level. As a coach, I want to be able to coach as high as I can go. That is the ambition.

And his current Leinster boss Leo Cullen has admitted there has been contact from the IRFU – and he’s not surprised.

“There are lots of different bits going on. From what I understand, in this scenario, there is interest in John because he’s very good at what he does,” said Cullen 

“For a number of people across the organisation, when things go well, there’s interest from outside,”

“He is a man in demand, I would say. I can’t really go into a huge amount of detail about people’s individual cases because that’s their business.”