U20 Pennant Coaches

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U20 Pennant Coaches2021-09-06T14:45:45+00:00

Forwards Coach

Dublin University Football Club - Trinity Rugby

Ross McCorry

Born in Dublin. Ross, from Skerries, is a Stage 4 coach. He joined the club this year after a rugby playing career in Skerries RFC.

At present he combines coaching the Trinity U20s Pennant with being Head Coach of Skerries Community College JCT, where he has enjoyed much success over the past 6 years in various coaching roles. Prior to this Ross coached Skerries RFC U17s.

As a player Ross was also involved in the squad which won the All Ireland League Title in 2010/2011 for Old Belvedere Rugby Club and was part of the Skerries RFC team which gained promotion to A.I.L and to 2A league along with winning the Leinster Shield. Ross played his college rugby at Northumbria University from 2003 to 2006.

Outside rugby Ross spends some of his spare time on the water. A keen powerboater. He is also an I.S.A power boat instructor.

Backs Coach

Dave Murphy

David, a Stage 3 coach and Kildare native, is 27 and is a Trainee Solicitor. His love of the game started in Naas RFC at the age of 5. From there he played in The King’s Hospital, where he captained the School’s JCT, before moving to Blackrock College. David captained the Castle 2nds in 6th year and was a member of the Senior Cup winning team in 2013. 

After playing two years of Under 20’s and captaining the Pennant to Purcell Cup success against his home club Naas, David began coaching the Under 20s with the club in 2015 as a backs coach.

The 2021 season will be David’s 8th season coaching with Tony, having coached with him for 5 years in Willow Park.  

Outside of rugby, David loves nothing more than a day at the races. He is also a member of Irish Men’s Tag Rugby Team.