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Grand Slam coach Philip Doyle joins Ulster women’s team

By Staff Reporter

Former Ireland Women’s Head Coach Philip Doyle will take charge of the Ulster women’s team ahead of the 2015 inter-provincial series.

Doyle led Ireland to the Six Nations Grand Slam in 2013 and to the semi-finals of the Women’s World Cup last year, so it is quite a coup for the Kingspan outfit to land him.

Having taken a brief break from coaching he feels it’s time to get involved again, ideally with a view to getting some Ulster players in a green shirt in time for the World Cup in 2017, which will be played in Dublin and Belfast.

He is joined on the coaching staff by another new face, Jarrett Truscott, who was also recently confirmed as Malone RFC’s new Head Coach.

Truscott brings some Southern Hemisphere experience to the table, having won two Premierships as Sydney University 1st Colts Coach, before moving to Northern Ireland and taking up a Development Officer position with Ulster Rugby in 2006.

Truscott has previously been Head Coach of Ulster U19s.

The management team also includes Team Manager Kerry Spence, who was involved in last year’s campaign, as well as Strength and Conditioning Coaches Paul Heasley and Stewart Walker. Resources Coordinator Andy Weir completes the backroom team, looking to achieve success this year.

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