Paul Dean steps down as Ireland Rugby Team Manager

Former Ireland international Paul Dean has announced that he has stepped down as Ireland team manager.

Dean worked alongside Joe Schmidt through three Guinness Six Nations Championships, two summer tours, including the historic test series win in Australia, and seven GUINNESS Series fixtures, including a home win over New Zealand.

Paul Dean, who played in the Rugby World Cup in 1987, has dedicated a huge part of his life to the sport, today commented on his time as Ireland Team Manager:

“I have enjoyed working with all the team, management, players and administrators at the IRFU for the past three seasons. The Grand Slam, the victory in Australia and the home win over New Zealand are obvious stand-out moments, but even when things were not going our way it was a privilege to work alongside this great team of people.”