Bye bye Eddie O’Sullivan

Slán and all that. I got the news from Cathal Garvey on Twitter.

Statement: (via Newstalk)

At the conclusion of the Six Nations Championship and having given my role as National Team Head Coach much consideration, I have come to the decision to step down. In doing so I would like to thank my management team and all the players that I have worked with during my tenure as Irish coach. Their commitment and professionalism in representing their country has been consummate throughout. I would also like to thank the IRFU for their unwavering support of me as coach to the team. In addition, I would like to thank the Irish rugby supporters who have played a huge role in driving the team on to some outstanding performances in recent years. Finally I would like to wish the Irish rugby team and the IRFU every success in the future, in a professional sport that is becoming more demanding and competitive by the day. I will not be making any further comments on this issue for the foreseeable future, and I would ask that the privacy of both myself and my family at this time be respected.

7 Responses to “Bye bye Eddie O’Sullivan”

  1. I wonder what kind of deal he got?

  2. Anthony says:

    You broke that news via Twitter. To me at least. Not a major fan of the man, then again I don’t really follow rugby.

  3. Ken Stanley says:

    I have to say, I’m delighted. I don’t mean that in a cruel way. O’Sullivan did his best but he ran flat out of ideas. His predictable selection process, inability to use the bench and treatment of certain players right up to this years 6 Nations was baffling. His decisions were directly responsible for discontent in the camp as well as ongoing injury problems from running the same players ragged. Although I am a fan of Brian O’Driscoll, selecting him as captain was wrong, wrong, wrong. O’Sullivan deserved to go for that poor judgement alone.

  4. Damien says:

    Will they change the accent for the new guy? Eddie did seem like he was stuck in a rut the past few months, he was great when he was on form.

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  6. Tom Young says:

    Oh rub-me!