Born in England. Tony played his Rugby at St. Mary’s Puddletown, Puddletown RFC, Exeter RFC and County rugby at all levels with Dorset and Wiltshire including English schoolboy trials .
This is Tony’s 16th season with DUFC. He came to the club in 1998 following three years as Senior Coach at Blackrock College RFC.
Previously Tony lived and coached in Seattle, USA for ten years. While in the USA, Tony founded the USA U19s program in 1992 whom he coached on 8 tours to New Zealand /Australia. He also took the USA U19s to their first ever FIRA U19s championships back in 1998 in Toulouse, the same competition that Ireland won with Brian O’Driscoll. That same year he stepped in at the last minute and coached the Irish Women’s XV in the Women’s World Cup in Amsterdam.
In 2010 Tony coached Leinster U19s to an undefeated inter-provincial championship. He has also coached Irish Universities on several occasions over the past 15 years.
2012-13 Tony was the USA Senior Eagles Backs and
Attack coach – coaching in 13 test matches including narrow loss to Ireland in Houston Texas 15-12. He had another season with the Senior Eagles in 2006 coaching six games.
Tony has coached at Willow Park School and Blackrock College School for the past 19 years.
He is an IRFU Level 3, stage 5 IRB qualified coach, the highest coaching qualification an Irish coach can achieve.
He is married to Catherine for ten years, and they have a four year old daughter Eabha .
Hugh has been Forwards Coach at Trinity for the past 12 years. Previously he coached and played for St. Mary’s RFC where he coached many Irish Internationals including Denis Hickie, Victor Costello and Trevor Brennan among others. He was a level 4 coach in the old Irish coaching system.
While a student at UCG (NUIG) Hugh played for Irish Universities on their tour to New Zealand in 1978. He played his representative rugby for Connacht and was capped for Ireland A.
Hugh’s ‘day job’ is Principal at Willow Park School where he has taught for over 30 years and he has been heavily involved in the Rugby in that school during that period. He is married to Geraldine and has two children in David and Rachel.
Strength and Conditioning Coach
Born in New Zealand Junior played provincial rugby for Waikato before arriving to Galway Ireland in 1998 as Connachts first professional rugby player. With a huge passion for the fitness industry as well as studying sports science in New Zealand Junior moved to Dublin in 2003 where he worked as a personal trainer in David Lloyds Gym. In 2005 Junior joined Trinity Rugby as a strength and conditioning coach and has become a very integeral part of the rugby club.
Strength and Conditioning Coach
Ross Hamilton is an ex Trinity player and student. Played U20’s for Trinity before committing to an Olympic campaign in sailing. Ex International sailor having competed on the ISAF World Cup Tour for five years and campaigned for both London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympics. He has just completed an MSc in Exercise Physiology focusing on recovery and sports performance. Has a particular interest in human performance and physical development.