By Ronan Dodd
FORMER Ireland international and Munster and Leinster player Trevor Hogan is to be named later this week as the new coach for Nenagh Ormond Rugby Club, the Tipperary Star can reveal.
According to a spokesperson for Nenagh Ormond the deal was signed last week and, he said, it was hoped that appointing such a high profile figure would spur Nenagh on to greater achievement.
Former CBS Nenagh student Trevor, 31, began his playing days with Nenagh U16s before joining Dublin City University, Blackrock and Shannon RFC. He helped Shannon to an All-Ireland League title in 2002. He was capped seven times for Ireland.
The Leinster’s Rugby second-row was forced to retire from the game in January because of a persistant knee injury.
Trevor made his first start for Munster in 2003, where he went on to win 57 caps, five in the Heineken Cup. While at Munster, he won his first Irish cap in 2005 against Japan during the Lions Tour.
Hogan played for Munster until 2006, before joining Leinster in the 2006 season, and was part of the squad that won the Magner’s League in 2007-08 and the Heineken Cup the following year.
Injury severely hampered his involvement with Leinster this season, and his last game was against Dragons in November. In all, he has made 59 appearances for the province, on top of 57 appearances for Munster.