Just two days after their Champions Cup victory, it has been announced Leinster backs coach Girvan Dempsey is leaving the province at the end of the season to take up a position as an attack coach with Bath.
Dempsey is a former Irish and Leinster player who won three Heineken Cups and earned 82 caps for Ireland. He then transitioned seamlessly to coaching, working with Stuart Lancaster, Joe Schmidt and Michael Cheika already during his career. He worked as Elite Player Development Officer and then Academy Manager before moving to first-team coaching.
Via a club statement, Dempsey confirmed his delight at the new role.
I’m really looking forward to starting a new chapter in my coaching career. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time with Leinster, but I’m excited about what lies ahead with Bath.
They have a world-class setup and playing squad. I will be looking to bring my experiences and knowledge to support Todd and the coaching team in delivering success to this great Club.