Hur­rell happy in Ir­ish rugby

Fash­ion­ing fan­tas­tic do­mes­tic coach­ing record in Ire­land

Waipa Post - - News -

For­mer Te Awa­mutu Sports premier rugby player and Waikato sevens rep­re­sen­ta­tive Kieran Hur­rell con­tin­ues to leave his mark on do­mes­tic rugby in Ire­land.

Since ar­riv­ing in Ire­land in 2008, he has up­lifted AIL Divi­sion 1A, AIL Divi­sion 1B and AIL Divi­sion 2A, Le­in­ster League 1A and Le­in­ster League 1B medals, as well as the Pro­vin­cial Towns Cup as a player-coach in 2016 and Pro­vin­cial Towns Cup as head coach in 2018.

Hur­rell has also en­joyed suc­cess with his Moosa Daly Wild Geese team at sevens tour­na­ments both in Ire­land and De­bai.

In 2011 he was in­stru­men­tal in or­gan­is­ing a spe­cial rugby match to raise funds for vic­tims of the Ja­pa­nese and Christchurch earthquakes.

Af­ter com­plet­ing a Dou­ble Di­ploma in Per­sonal Train­ing and Nutri­tion in 2013 he set up his own fit­ness train­ing busi­ness, tak­ing on strength and con­di­tion­ing po­si­tions within clubs and coach­ing school teams.

Hur­rell has been part of the Le­in­ster coach­ing staff since 2014 work­ing as head coach with their School of Ex­cel­lence pro­gramme, sum­mer camps and coach­ing school age play­ers in Italy.

He at­tained the po­si­tion of Club Com­mu­nity Rugby Of­fi­cer in 2016, com­mu­nity rugby of­fi­cer in 2017 and was re­cently ap­pointed as coach de­vel­op­ment of­fi­cer for Dublin Met­ro­pol­i­tan re­gion, work­ing with coach and de­vel­op­ment and the elite player path­way.

He con­tin­ues to coach club side En­nis­cor­thy, who were run­ners-up in Le­in­ster League 1A for 2017-18 sea­son be­fore go­ing on to win the cov­eted Pro­vin­cial Towns Cup on April 29 beat­ing last year’s win­ners Tul­low 20-13 in a high oc­tane and in­tense fi­nal.

Held at the im­pec­ca­ble Wick­low RFC, the Wex­ford men went some way to mak­ing up for fin­ish­ing as run­ners-up in the league and ended the sea­son with one of the most cov­eted cups in Le­in­ster rugby.

Hur­rell and his wife Zoe live in County Wick­low. His par­ents, Richard and Gail, watched the fi­nal screened live on the Bank of Ire­land Face­book page at 3.15am Mon­day, April 30 (NZ time).

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CHAM­PI­ONS: Keiran Hur­rell (cen­tre) cel­e­brates with his rugby play­ers and team man­age­ment af­ter coach­ing En­nis­cor­thy RFC to a third Bank of Ire­land Pro­vin­cial Towns Cup ti­tle in seven years.

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