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Re: Schools SCT Rugby 22/23

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Michaels won forster cup 17-16
Gerards beat Marys 15-12 in TY/5th year final

Terenure beat Blackrock Junior 2nds final 25-24
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Emmet McMahon and Andy Skehan leaving Michaels

https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/rugby/ ... ification/
St Michael’s College have been lavish contributors to the Leinster squad in recent years, producing a litany of talented young players that have gone on to play for their province and country.

There were seven alumni playing for Leinster in their Heineken Champions Cup victory over Ulster at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday evening. James Ryan captained the team from secondrow, where he was joined by Ross Molony.

Ryan Baird, arguably the game’s outstanding player, wore the number six jersey while Ross Byrne neatly fulfilled the role of playmaking outhalf in the absence of Johnny Sexton. There were a further three Michael’s old boys on the bench, Scott Penny, scrumhalf Luke McGrath and Harry Byrne, younger brother of Ross.

Rory O’Loughlin, another ex-Michael’s pupil, started for Exeter Chiefs in their extra time 33-33 draw with Montpellier that saw them advance to the last eight of the tournament.

Andy Skehan and Emmet McMahon have overseen the development of many of those players during their time at the school but Michael’s are going to have to find new coaches at senior level.

Skehan is to take up a coaching opportunity in Brazil and leaves during the Easter break while McMahon is set to take up a position at UCD rugby club at the end of the school year. They are big boots to fill for their successors.
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Re: Schools SCT Rugby 22/23

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Terrible shame. Without doubt the most successful coaches Michaels have ever had. I hope it’s not a barren run of ten years before we find the same success as they had again. Any ideas on who might be replacements?
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mildlyinterested wrote: April 3rd, 2023, 10:54 am Emmet McMahon and Andy Skehan leaving Michaels

https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/rugby/ ... ification/
St Michael’s College have been lavish contributors to the Leinster squad in recent years, producing a litany of talented young players that have gone on to play for their province and country.

There were seven alumni playing for Leinster in their Heineken Champions Cup victory over Ulster at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday evening. James Ryan captained the team from secondrow, where he was joined by Ross Molony.

Ryan Baird, arguably the game’s outstanding player, wore the number six jersey while Ross Byrne neatly fulfilled the role of playmaking outhalf in the absence of Johnny Sexton. There were a further three Michael’s old boys on the bench, Scott Penny, scrumhalf Luke McGrath and Harry Byrne, younger brother of Ross.

Rory O’Loughlin, another ex-Michael’s pupil, started for Exeter Chiefs in their extra time 33-33 draw with Montpellier that saw them advance to the last eight of the tournament.

Andy Skehan and Emmet McMahon have overseen the development of many of those players during their time at the school but Michael’s are going to have to find new coaches at senior level.

Skehan is to take up a coaching opportunity in Brazil and leaves during the Easter break while McMahon is set to take up a position at UCD rugby club at the end of the school year. They are big boots to fill for their successors.
A coaching opportunity in Brazil? That's a relatively new one on me.

Didn't a young guy leave the Connacht Academy for a club in Brazil, Donnacha Byrne?
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EDIT: have just seen Skehan has been working with the Brazilian national team for the last few years.
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FtD wrote: April 3rd, 2023, 1:13 pm
mildlyinterested wrote: April 3rd, 2023, 10:54 am Emmet McMahon and Andy Skehan leaving Michaels

https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/rugby/ ... ification/
St Michael’s College have been lavish contributors to the Leinster squad in recent years, producing a litany of talented young players that have gone on to play for their province and country.

There were seven alumni playing for Leinster in their Heineken Champions Cup victory over Ulster at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday evening. James Ryan captained the team from secondrow, where he was joined by Ross Molony.

Ryan Baird, arguably the game’s outstanding player, wore the number six jersey while Ross Byrne neatly fulfilled the role of playmaking outhalf in the absence of Johnny Sexton. There were a further three Michael’s old boys on the bench, Scott Penny, scrumhalf Luke McGrath and Harry Byrne, younger brother of Ross.

Rory O’Loughlin, another ex-Michael’s pupil, started for Exeter Chiefs in their extra time 33-33 draw with Montpellier that saw them advance to the last eight of the tournament.

Andy Skehan and Emmet McMahon have overseen the development of many of those players during their time at the school but Michael’s are going to have to find new coaches at senior level.

Skehan is to take up a coaching opportunity in Brazil and leaves during the Easter break while McMahon is set to take up a position at UCD rugby club at the end of the school year. They are big boots to fill for their successors.
A coaching opportunity in Brazil? That's a relatively new one on me.

Didn't a young guy leave the Connacht Academy for a club in Brazil, Donnacha Byrne?
There is a pro league in South America with 2 argentinian sides and 1 from couple other countries and an American side who were in MLR at start but withdrew during Covid.
He has as others said spent time there already and it could be decent start towards other pro roles.
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