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McLaughlin reunited with Rock at Bangor


Brian McLaughlin

Brian McLaughlin

Brian McLaughlin

Bangor have recruited former Ulster coach Brian McLaughlin to be part of the All-Ireland League Division 2C club's coaching structure for next season.

McLaughlin, who took Ulster to the Heineken Cup final in 2012, will begin at Upritchard Park next month where he will team up again with Bangor's director of rugby Tom Rock, the pair having previously worked together at Ballynahinch.

The hugely experienced McLaughlin arrives with a notable CV which also includes previous stints as Ireland skills coach as well as overseeing Ireland Under-21s and masterminding Schools' Cup success during his time working at RBAI.

He is also well-known on the club scene having most recently been head coach at Hinch, a position he stepped down from last October, and City of Armagh.

Welcoming McLaughlin's recruitment, Rock said: "I have a great relationship with Brian from our time at Ballynahinch and getting him on board to help is hugely exciting for the club.

"It's not just about the senior club, he will offer support to the youth in particular and free me up to do more of that also.

"We need to reframe our mindset and build a winning culture. Brian coming on board will be another big step towards that."

Meanwhile, Louis Ludik has joined the coaching ticket at Instonians.

Ludik will team-up with already established coaches Paul Pritchard and Richard McCarthy.

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