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OUR COACHES

Senior 1sts Team Coaches

DAVID O’CONNOR

1st XV Head Coach

David is a past player and club captain. A product of our youth cycle DOC has played at every level with Kilkenny RFC. Making his 1st XV debut in 2005 under Mick O'Neill he went on to play AIL with Suttonians and Old Wesley. Later he played national league in Nova Scotia, Canada. In 2012 DOC returned to play with Kilkenny and was No 8 on the Div 2A league winning side and again captained the club to the 1B title. David had a 2 year sabbatical from the club while working in Helsinki. During this time he was appointed forwards coach to the Finnish National side. Work commitments saw him return to Ireland in June 2019 and subsequently accepted the role as head coach.   

OUR COACHES

Senior 2nds Team Coaches

John Buckley 

Assistant Coach

Coach Jess White has been with us since the very beginning and as our Assistant Coach, and trains and mentors our players, offering professional and quality guidance throughout the season.

OUR COACHES

Senior 3rds Team Coaches

COACH CASEY SMITH

Assistant Coach

Coach Casey Smith has been a truly valued member of the Kilkenny Rugby Club family since 2000. As our Assistant Coach, Coach Casey Smith works closely with our team members to make sure they’re performing to the best of their ability.

COACH JESS WHITE

Assistant Coach

Coach Jess White has been with us since the very beginning and as our Assistant Coach, and trains and mentors our players, offering professional and quality guidance throughout the season.

OUR COACHES

Senior 4ths Team Coaches

COACH CASEY SMITH

Assistant Coach

Coach Casey Smith has been a truly valued member of the Kilkenny Rugby Club family since 2000. As our Assistant Coach, Coach Casey Smith works closely with our team members to make sure they’re performing to the best of their ability.

COACH JESS WHITE

Assistant Coach

Coach Jess White has been with us since the very beginning and as our Assistant Coach, and trains and mentors our players, offering professional and quality guidance throughout the season.

OUR COACHES

Under 18´s Team Coaches

COACH CASEY SMITH

Assistant Coach

Coach Casey Smith has been a truly valued member of the Kilkenny Rugby Club family since 2000. As our Assistant Coach, Coach Casey Smith works closely with our team members to make sure they’re performing to the best of their ability.

COACH JESS WHITE

Assistant Coach

Coach Jess White has been with us since the very beginning and as our Assistant Coach, and trains and mentors our players, offering professional and quality guidance throughout the season.

OUR COACHES

Under 16´s Team Coaches

COACH CASEY SMITH

Assistant Coach

Coach Casey Smith has been a truly valued member of the Kilkenny Rugby Club family since 2000. As our Assistant Coach, Coach Casey Smith works closely with our team members to make sure they’re performing to the best of their ability.

COACH JESS WHITE

Assistant Coach

Coach Jess White has been with us since the very beginning and as our Assistant Coach, and trains and mentors our players, offering professional and quality guidance throughout the season.