Paul O’Connell Set To Leave Role With Munster

End of an era.

Paul O’Connell is set to leave his current role with Munster. The former Ireland, Munster and Lions captain has been working with the province’s academy in an advisory role for the last two years.

The Irish Independent are reporting that O’Connell will leave the role shortly, with former Munster scrumhalf Cathal Sheridan poised to replace him. Sheridan is currently working as a mental skills coach with the Academy.

O’Connell continues to work with the Ireland U20s and will be with them for the upcoming Junior World Championship. But it’s still not clear if O’Connell wants to full pursue a career in coaching or not.

The legendary lock has plenty of business interests outside the game. But there’s absolutely no doubt a player with his level of experience would make a fantastic coach. Here’s hoping he stays in the game. If not – he will be missed.