Mayo has a new rugby development officer.
In late 2021 Connacht Rugby, in conjunction with Mayo County Council, announced a further development in investment at grassroots rugby with the creation of a new Rugby Development Officer role in the county.
The announcement comes on the back of a new strategic partnership between the two organisations, which will allow for increased funding for grassroots rugby across the region.
Following a recruitment process, the successful applicant, Simon O Malley, has taken up his post and will focus on a number of key pillars of rugby participation, including working directly with National & Secondary Schools, Women in Rugby, Diverse communities, people with a disability and adult rugby.
Targets will be set for each pillar to ensure an overall growth of playing numbers in Mayo.