07 Dec 2021

Irish rugby star Jenny Murphy to join coaching team at Naas RFC

Murphy says she is "delighted to be on board"

Irish rugby star Jenny Murphy to join coaching team at Naas RFC

Jenny Murphy pictured with the Women's Rugby World Cup at Piper's Hill, Naas, last year

Irish rugby star Jenny Murphy is to join the coaching set-up at Naas RFC.

The club is launching a new women’s team next season, and Ballymore Eustace native Murphy will be part of the coaching team.

The 28-year-old tweeted that she is “delighted to be on board”.

Murphy, a standout player for Ireland in last summer’s women’s rugby world cup, is currently taking a break from international duties.

While there has been phenomenal recent growth in underage girls’ rugby in local clubs, women’s teams which competed for mid-Kildare clubs, including Naas and Newbridge, from the mid-noughties onwards have since have folded.

For more information on the new Naas women’s team, contact Dave McKeown,

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