Ireland: Larissa Muldoon

Former Ireland scrum-half adds Gallagher High Performance Academy to her impressive coaching CV

Six Nations Grand Slam winner Larissa Muldoon’s multiple roles demonstrate her passion for coaching.

Despite being a Grand Slam-winner in 2013, Six Nations champion in 2015 and playing in two Women’s Rugby World Cups, former Ireland scrum-half Larissa Muldoon is now better known as one of the country’s brightest coaching talents.

Muldoon’s current roles are many and varied, including Head Coach of Ireland Under-18s, the Railway Union club, Trinity College and Dublin City University College; Backs Coach of Ireland Under-20s; Connacht’s National Talent Coach; and Women’s Development Officer for Leinster Rugby.

Her passion for coaching developed as a student at Cardiff Metropolitan University, where she gained a Master’s degree in Sports Management and Leadership. This was furthered during her time in the Gallagher High Performance Academy.

“I enjoy working with different people and helping them to learn and develop on and off the pitch.”

Muldoon’s CV also includes working as Gaelic Games promotions officer for Dublin, having played Gaelic football in Donegal before she took up rugby.

Her participation in the Gallagher High Performance Academy was the latest chapter in Muldoon’s sporting journey.

“It's very different being a coach and a player, so understanding the full extent of what goes on in the background – getting an understanding from an operations point of view, how everything runs – was really insightful and something that I didn't necessarily fully appreciate as a player.”

“I know these opportunities don't come around very often, so I feel very honoured. I feel very grateful to have been part of the programme and am very proud”.

Last updated: Mar 28, 2024, 2:26:29 PM