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PSA Academies Coaches Q&A – Johne Murphy

By June 10, 2019 No Comments

The first in our blog series profiling our head coaches this summer, hopefully allowing our players & parents to get better acquainted with our fantastically talented, experienced and qualified team that will deliver the high performance Academy programme across 7 locations in 3 countries during July & August.

Welcome to our very own Johne Murphy….

Question/Area Answer
Full Name Johne Murphy
Clubs as Player Munster Rugby & Leicester Tigers
Playing Honours CLUB

Three Premiership Titles 2007, 2009, 2010

Leicester Tigers Player of the Year 2008

Leicester Tigers Top Try Scorer 2009

Heineken Cup Runner Up 2007, 2009

Magners League Winner 2011

Anglo Welsh Cup Winner 2007


IRB Nations Cup Winner 2014

15 Ireland A caps & toured NZ with full Irish squad 2010

Current Coaching Position(s) Ireland Clubs/Newbridge College/Newbridge RFC
Coaching Honours Irish Clubs Dalriada Cup Winners 2019

Naas Player Coach Promotion Season 2015/16

Coaching Speciality Core Skill Development – Attack
Coaching Pet Hates Running through the grid!!
Most Likely To Say When Coaching Control your feet
Least Likely To Say When Coaching Don’t try that!
Best Player You Played With? Paul O’Connell
Best Coach? Paddy Howard
Which C.A.R.D.S. feature is Most Important for A Young Player? (Creativity, Awareness, Resilience, Decision Making, Self Organisation)? Resilience
Favourite Physical Exercise? Boxing
Most Looking Forward To At The PSA Rugby Academy? Seeing the group dynamic develop into a team throughout the week
Dream Coaching Job? Head Coach, Leicester Tigers
Best Rugby Experience To Date? Captaining Ireland A
Favourite Current Player? Keith Earls
Favourite Rugby Ground? Welford Road
Favourite Pro Rugby Jersey? New Munster Kit
Favourite Rugby Podcast/Programme? The Rugby Pod with my ex-Tigers teammates Jim Hamilton & Andy Goode
Who Wins the 2019 RWC? Ireland!