FORMER Munster star and UL-Bohemian’s current Director of Rugby, Mossy Lawler has been appointed as the Elite Player Development Officer with the Connacht Academy.
Thirty five-year-old Lawler will be primarily responsible for the development of young backs across the Academy system at Connacht Rugby.
Lawler played professionally with Munster in both the Mangers League and the Heineken Cup from 2000 to 2008. The Limerick man, who previously played with Shannon, has held the position of UL Bohemians Director of Rugby for the past three years as well as coaching at his former school Ardscoil Ris at Senior Cup level.
Mossy Lawler said: “I’m delighted to have taken up this role with Connacht Rugby. Professionally, it was an ideal move for me and a challenge I’m really excited by. I’ve been working in rugby my whole life and in recent years, I have been acutely aware of the great work being done at Connacht, particularly in the Academy where there are fantastic structures already in place for player development on and off the pitch.
“It’s been great getting to know the players and back room staff these past few weeks and I’m really looking forward to getting stuck into the job.”
Lawler succeeds Cory Brown, who returned to his native New Zealand after eight years to take up the position of Otago Head Coach.