How to get an Irish coach quote
A new coach is always going to have a different approach to a job.
That’s what makes the job so fascinating to look at, and for the coach, it’s the challenge.
“You’ve got to be very selective,” said Tom O’Connell, a former head coach with Ireland’s provincial side, Toulon, and the head coach at Ulster.
“They may have been the best in the world at what they did but they may not be as good as others, but they have a lot of different things they can do.”
There’s also the added pressure of being part of a country that is one of the most successful countries in the developed world and has a lot going for it.
“There’s always going be a new challenge, so it’s important that you prepare yourself well, and prepare to get a job and work hard,” said O’Donnell.
“And also have a good sense of humour, so you don’t have to be too serious.”
And what is it that Ireland has to offer?
A country with a reputation for producing great players.
“The fact that there’s so many great players from all over the world, that they come from all different backgrounds, has always been one of my strengths,” said Coomaraswamy.
“So it’s not something that I’m going to sit here and think I’m better than anybody else, I’m just going to focus on getting my own players to the best possible level.”
Coomare said the challenge of making sure Ireland had a world-class coaching system was a challenge he would face “every single day”.
He has worked closely with the likes of Craig Curran, Steve McQueen, Peter O’Mahony, Peter Murphy, Joe Schmidt, and Brian O’Driscoll, as well as the current head coach, Damien Roche.
Coomares success at Ulster, and at the highest level, is a direct result of his hard work and passion.
“It’s about the work ethic and the commitment that I have.
The fact that I can come to work every day and have the time of my life to work with the players and have a fantastic environment to work in, it means a lot,” he said.
“We’re a very proud, well-respected football team, and that’s a big part of what I look for in a coach.”
O’Donoghue said the biggest factor in Coomartys success at Toulouse was the nature of his role, and how his players came to know him.
“When you come into a job with the nature that I’ve got here, it takes some time for players to get to know the guy.
It takes time for them to get used to him, and I think he did a fantastic job with that.”
What’s the best coach quote?
There are no easy answers, but Coomarts most successful quote comes from one of his coaches, Brian O”Driscol”, who told O’Connor he was the best there was.
“He said that, as he’s been working with me for a long time, and as I’ve been working hard, and we’ve worked hard together, I can’t see any reason why I shouldn’t be the best,” O’Connor said.
The Irish coach is also known for his humility and willingness to take risks, which has won him the respect of his players and coaches around the world.
“As a coach you have to learn to deal with everything and accept everything.
But also, as a player you have got to accept the challenge and take it on.
You have to have faith in yourself and accept that you’re good enough and can do it,” said the O’Reilly.
It’s something that Coomars greatest legacy will be with the Toulorts fans, who he will be sorely missed.
“I’m sure there will be some tears when the news comes that I won’t be here,” said Eamonn Farrell, the Tullamore club captain.
“Because I’ve had a tremendous life with Brian O. He’s a very inspirational figure and a very nice man.
I’m sure I’ll be looking after his daughter, and his sons, and grandchildren, and grandkids.”
Coomere will also be missed.