At the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.
Ireland’s fly-half Johnny Sexton and Ireland’s rugby head coach Joe Schmidt – pictured with Chief Executive of An Post and David McRedmond (third pic) – were revealed as the faces of a two-stamp set celebrating Irish rugby ahead of the Rugby World Cup in Japan.
The €1 limited edition stamps were created by Irish design house Zinc Design Consultants and are on sale at post offices, Dublin’s GPO and online at irishstamps.ie.
Pics: Maxwell Photography
Andy Farrell (left) will replace Joe Schmidt as irish rugby coach
The New Zealander will be replaced by Ireland’s current defence coach Andy Farrell. Schmidt replaced Declan Kidney as Ireland coach in 2013 and won back-to-back Six Nations titles in 2014 and 2015.
Farrell joined the Ireland set-up in April 2016 as defence coach, having departed the same role with England, where he worked under current Leinster senior coach Stuart Lancaster.
Andy Farrell to replace Schmidt as Ireland coach after 2019 World Cup (RTÉ)
Irish Rugby head coach, Joe Schmidt gets ‘robed up’ before being presented with the Griffith College Distinguished Fellowship Award 2018 in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Irish sport.
Previous recipients have included Former President of Ireland Mary McAleese and Nobel Laureates Seamus Heaney and John Hume.
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From left: Ireland Rugby head coach Joe Schmidt, Olly Hodges [IRFU Leisure Rugby Manager] and South African-born Irish international rugby player and Richard Strauss.
All became Oirish citizens at a ceremony in Dublin.
Comin’ up here, takin’ our jobs, makin’ us better at rugby etc.
Citizen Schmidt: Ireland rugby coach now one of our own (Irish Times)