Ireland coaching team announced

Since the launch of the Ireland football programme earlier in October, Head Coach John Judge has been building a coaching team from some of the best coaches around the league. These coaches will select the panel of players to take part in future training sessions later this year.

The Ireland coaching staff are as follows:

Coaching Team
Head Coach John Judge
Assistant Head Coach / Offensive Coordinator Ciaran O’Sullivan
Defensive Coordinator John Romanoski
Special Teams Coordinator Paddy Lally
Offensive Line Coordinator Paul Braniff
Offensive Line / Strength & Conditioning Coach Mark Thompson
Quarterbacks Coach Adam Devenney
Receivers Coach Brendan McAleese
Running Backs Coach Robbie Andrews
Defensive Line Coach Russell Kerley
Linebackers Coach Garland Drake
Defensive Backs Coach Robert Wills

The first training session will be held in November and to help run this and other sessions, the Ireland coaching staff are looking for assistants. If you would like to apply for an assistant role, please email John Judge at