Paul O'Connell handed Ireland Under-20s coaching role

Paul O'Connell
Paul O'Connell won 108 caps for Ireland during a distinguished career

Paul O'Connell is to take up a new coaching role with Ireland Under-20s, the IRFU has confirmed.

The Ireland and Munster legend will take up the position of assistant coach alongside newly appointed head coach Noel McNamara and fellow assistant coaches Ambrose Conboy and Tom Tierney.

The 38-year-old won 108 caps but retired in February 2016 because of a severe hamstring injury.

O'Connell has been working in an advisory role for the Munster Academy.

The second row was involved in two Heineken Cup triumphs and three Celtic League triumphs with Munster during a distinguished career.

He was forced to step away from playing based on medical advice, after suffering an injury while representing Ireland at the 2015 World Cup.

O'Connell won three Six Nations titles with Ireland.

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