Griggs named as new Women’s part-time/casual head coach
The IRFU have announced Adam Griggs as the new head coach of the Ireland Women’s team for the 2018 Six Nations.
Following Tom Tierney’s decision to resign in August, the vacant role was advertised as a part-time/casual one – covering a full-time remit – with a six month contract.
Griggs joins the national set-up from Leinster, where he has held the role of Leinster Women’s head coach since 2016, guiding the province to the 2016 Interprovincial Championship, and where he also worked as assistant coach with the Leinster Under-19s.
Working with Leinster since 2009 as community rugby officer, Adam also has club coaching experience, guiding Old Wesley to the Ulster Bank League Division 2B playoffs as a player-coach last season.
As a player, he came though the Canterbury Crusaders academy before moving to Ireland. He won the Ulster Bank League with Lansdowne in 2015 and has also lined out for Leinster A.
Meanwhile, in their first ever game together as a team, the Barbarians women’s side sparkled in a 19-0 win over Munster at Thomond Park. Ireland international Ailish Egan scored a try for the Baabaas in the second-half.