Connacht strength and conditioning coach Johnny O'Connor. O'Connor works alongside David Howarth.
The west of Ireland is for me it feels like real Ireland. One email every morning As soon as new articles come online. Please give full details of the problem with the comment... He carried those core values with him throughout his playing career, having been set on the right path in his late-teens by a Kiwi team-mate in Galway Corinthians after a difficult couple of years in school.
The Sunday Papers: More on that later. Report a Comment. It takes a while for clubs to come together and figure things out. The former flanker, who signed his first professional contract in 2000, enjoyed two stints in Galway with his native province either side of a four-year spell with Wasps.
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The reward for hard work. All rights reserved. About the author. Choose your favourite try of the Six Nations weekend. There are certain times I wish my head space was different and certain situations I wish I dealt with better.
What he brought as a player — a high-octane, all-tackling demon who was always top of the tackle, yardage and ball carrying counts — is now what you get from him as a coach. Physically I was pretty ball-bagged, I was at the back-end of my career at that age which was a bit of a shame. About the author: The arrival of Andy Friend as head coach has seen Connacht work extensively on their technical skills over the summer months, with the three pre-season wins over Brive, Wasps and Bristol providing evidence of how their free-flowing and expansive attacking game is developing.