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An Tarbh
08-05-08, 05:17 PM
IRFU confirms management for summer tour
Thursday, 8 May 2008 16:06

The Irish Rugby Football Union has confirmed the interim management team to lead Ireland in to their international encounters this summer.

Former Ireland international and current Connacht coach Michael Bradley has been appointed head coach and will also take responsibility for the backs.

Niall O'Donovan will coach the forwards, while Graham Steadman is charged with targeting defence.

Joey Miles will be tour manager, a role he has also filled for the Ireland A side and also the senior side during the tour of Japan in 2005.

Gerard Carmody moves from tour manager to the role of services manager.

The squads for the Barbarians game, the summer tour and Churchill Cup will be announced on Friday at 2.00pm.

RTÉ Sport (http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2008/0508/ireland1.html)