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, firstname.lastname@example.org.