Larissa Muldoon and Lindsay Peat will take on coaching roles at Railway Union for the 2022/23 season, the club has announced.
uldoon will become Railway’s senior coach, while Peat will work as a scrum coach. The Sandymount side won their first-ever league/cup double last season and hope to clinch three straight league titles next season.
After missing last season through injury, Muldoon became head coach at Trinity last August and guided them to promotion.
The 31-year-old scrumhalf also had previous coaching spells for Leinster Area Squads, DCU and Kings Hospital Girls.
The Donegal woman, who won the Grand Slam in 2013, has always been a coach, according to Railway Director of Rugby John Cronin.
“We’re always looking at the transition of our athletes to make sure they can contribute to the game after they’ve retired from playing,” Cronin said.
“Lari always wanted to be a coach and we have been working on that for a number of years now. She continues her education and coaches the teams representing her age group. She has developed fantastically, leading Trinity to promotion and winning the Trinity Coach of the Year award.”
Peat is one of Ireland’s best known sports stars having represented the county in rugby, basketball and football and competing for Dublin footballers. After capping 38 times for Ireland, the 41-year-old retired from international rugby last January. However, peat will still be available for selection at the club.
“Lindsay actually coached our scrum last season, something we kept quiet about,” added Cronin.
“We had a 91 percent scrum success rate, the highest in the league. She is a natural communicator and has incredible details. Lindsay still has a lot to give on the pitch and her hunger for competition is still intact. We will simply expand her coaching journey this year.”
Railway have also announced that former Young Munster Out half Mike South has joined the new coaching staff. Cronin also paid tribute to Andy Adams, Jonny Butler and Jamie-Martin Grace, who will be leaving their coaching roles at Railway.
“Andy has been a huge influence on our program over the past five years and has been an integral part of our collective and individual successes. He’s a father figure to many of our athletes and a mentor to me. Jonny and Jamie played a key role in building our skill and physical ability development programs.”
https://www.independent.ie/sport/rugby/larissa-muldoon-and-lindsay-peat-to-coach-at-railway-union-for-202223-season-41816642.html Larissa Muldoon and Lindsay Peat will join Railway Union as coaches for the 2022/23 season