JP Walsh has been appointed as the new Director of Rugby and First team Coach at Ballina Rugby Football Club.

JP joins Ballina after a very successful stint with Connacht Rugby, where he worked with coaches and players at all levels of the game.

The Westport native is a former player at Heffernan Park and also enjoyed a hugely successful playing and coaching career with his native club before taking up a provincial role.

Ballina’s Club Chairman, Alan Rowe told Midwest Sport that he is delighted to have secured one the most exciting coaches in the game.

 “We have big plans for the future and see JP as the ideal man to follow in the footsteps of our departing Head Coach David Newman and Director of Rugby Daragh Quinn.

He continued to say that “The future is very bright here in Heffernan Park and JP Walsh will be a very welcome addition to our rugby family.”

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