PSA Academies is happy to welcome Paul Monahan back to the Academy Coaching & Staffing team for the 2019 Irish Rugby Academies. Paul, who worked with us at the PSA Rugby Academy Kilkenny in 2018, brings a wealth of rugby and S&C experience plus a valuable educational teaching background.
Read more about Paul’s background in rugby as part of his profile Q&A below plus see the full Head Coaching Team for PSA Rugby Academy Westmeath here.
|Clubs as Player
|3 Promotions from UBL Division 3 to 1B with Naas RFC
|Current Coaching Position(s)
|PSA Academies/Rugby Academy Ireland/Sallins School Rugby
|Speed, Strength and Conditioning
|Coaching Pet Hates
|Most Likely To Say When Coaching
|Glutes, Leg drive
|Least Likely To Say When Coaching
|Best Player You Played With?
|Can’t pick (safe answer!)
|Best Player You’ve Coached?
|Anyone who looks to build on their weaknesses and make them into strengths
|Which C.A.R.D.S. feature is Most Important for A Young Player? (Creativity, Awareness, Resilience, Decision Making, Self Organisation)?
|Favourite Physical Exercise?
|Snatch Pulls, Deadlifts, Prowler
|Most Looking Forward To At The PSA Rugby Academy?
|Seeing players learn and develop over the course of the Academy programme
|Dream Coaching Job?
|NFL/Pro Rugby S&C
|Best Rugby Experience To Date?
|Every training, every game (until I fall apart!)
|Favourite Current Player?
|David Pocock, Dan Leavy
|Favourite Rugby Ground?
|Irish Independent Park
|Favourite Pro Rugby Jersey?
|Favourite Rugby Podcast/Programme?
|House of Rugby (Haskell, Tindall, Payne) and anything by Squidge Rugby
|Who Wins the 2019 RWC?