Published: 10:53 | 24/6/21

McNamara makes Sharks move

Leinster Academy boss Noel McNamara is set for a move to South African side Sharks ahead of next season, it has been announced.

McNamara, who also coached the the Ireland U20s to a grand slam in 2019, is set to take up the position of assistant coach with the South African outfit.

The move will add to the ambitious McNamara's experience with a view to him possibly returning to Ireland in the future.

The Clare man first came to notice coaching schools sides Glenstal and Clongowes before taking the Leinster Schools and Ireland Schools jobs.

He then joined Leinster as an elite player development officer before progressing to become Leinster Academy manager and Ireland U20s coach.

He is no stranger to stints abroad having spent three months with New Zealand side North Harbour back in 2018.

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