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PSA Academies Coaches Q&A – Cathal Duff (Irish Academies)

By June 17, 2019 June 19th, 2019 No Comments

Cathal Duff is the latest addition to the Irish Academies coaching team for this summer, starting with the PSA Rugby Academy, Roscrea from Sunday 7th to Friday 12th July.  Cathal, who was part of the staff and team at Roscrea in 2018, will once again add his significant playing and burgeoning coaching experience to a strong team including Johan Taylor, Alan Tynan & Ben Swindlehurst.

Read more about Cathal’s background in rugby as part of his profile Q&A below plus see the full Head Coaching Team for PSA Rugby Academy Roscrea here.

Question/Area Answer
Full Name Cathal Duff
Clubs as Player North Kildare RFC, Clongowes Wood College, Navan RFC, Naas RFC
Playing Honours Leinster U18 Schools
Ireland U18’s
Leinster U19’s
Leinster U20’s
All Ireland U20’s Fraser McMullen Winner with Navan RFC
Current Coaching Position(s) PSA Academies/U14 Assistant Coach at Clongowes Wood College
Coaching Honours N/A
Coaching Speciality Forwards and Breakdown
Coaching Pet Hates Not listening!
Most Likely To Say When Coaching Any questions?
Least Likely To Say When Coaching Give up!
Best Player You Played With? Caelan Dorris
Best Player Coached? James Wyse
Which C.A.R.D.S. feature is Most Important for A Young Player? (Creativity, Awareness, Resilience, Decision Making, Self Organisation)? Self Organisation
Favourite Physical Exercise? Weights session
Most Looking Forward To At The PSA Rugby Academy? Seeing the players’ individual development throughout the week
Dream Coaching Job? Munster Head Coach
Best Rugby Experience To Date? Winning the All Ireland U20’s Fraser McMullen  Cup with Navan RFC
Favourite Current Player? David Pocock
Favourite Rugby Ground? Thomond Park
Favourite Pro Rugby Jersey? Blue Bulls Captain America Jersey
Favourite Rugby Podcast/Programme? Rugby Tonight on BT Sport
Who Wins the 2019 RWC? South Africa