Girven Dempsey’s 21 year association with Leinster will come to an end this season as he agrees a deal to become attack coach at Bath.
The end of this current season will see Girvan Dempsey finish up a 21-year stint as part of the Leinster rugby setup.
He has agreed to become attack coach at the Premiership club Bath and while his decision will be seen as a healthy switch-up, his departure from Leo Cullen’s current setup will no doubt be a tough pill to swallow for those who wish success upon their team.
As a former fullback for both Leinster and Ireland, Dempsey has been a well-known figure within the club for some time now. In 2015, along with several others, he moved into the position of backs-coach and played a key role in the club’s successes in the time since.
In a statement to the fans, Dempsey said the following:
“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.”
Dempsey will begin the next step in his journey from the start of next season onwards.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena