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PSA Academies Coaches Q&A – Johne Murphy (Tignes & Irish Academies)

By June 10, 2019June 20th, 2019No Comments

Introducing Johne Murphy as the first of our Head Coaches Profile Q&As for this summer’s rugby academies when we are expecting to welcome close to 500 players from more than 12 countries to our Academies in France, Ireland and the UK.

Read more about Johne’s career to date in his profile Q&A below plus see the full PSA Rugby Academy Tignes coaching team line up here

Question/Area Answer
Full Name John E Murphy
Clubs as Player Lansdowne FC, Leicester Tigers, Munster Rugby, Naas RFC
Playing Honours CLUB

Premiership Rugby Champions 2007, 2009

Leicester Tigers Player of the Year 2008

Leicester Tigers Top Try Scorer 2008

Heineken Cup Finalists 2007, 2009

Magners League Champions 2011



Captained Ireland A

Toured NZ with Full Irish Squad

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

Naas RFC Player Coach AIL Div 2 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 You Had? 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 old teammates Andy Goode & Jim Hamilton
Who Wins the 2019 RWC? Ireland