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Offaly's Bernard Westman Takes Reins Of Ireland's U19 Rugby League Side

The former international steps up from a similar role with the U16's.

An Offaly man has been appointed as Head Coach of the Ireland U19's. 

Bernard Westman steps up from the same position with the U16's, which included a role as a backs coach with a further two underage teams. 

The Tullamore man began playing union with Leinster before switching codes to represent Ireland at student and A level. 

He took to Facebook to announce the promotion and has previously spoken to Midlands103 about his belief that there's a lot of untapped potential in the country. 

Rugby League Ireland has also announced that U19 trials will take place on Saturday January 23rd in Tullamore Rugby Club in Spollanstown. 

It's hoped that a few hidden gems can be encouraged to make the switch in code from Rugby Union to pull on the green jersey in 2022. 

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