Vinny leads a 12 strong team of analysts working within high performance in the IRFU, including 7s, Women’s and pathway analysts.
Vinny’s academic career started at UCD with a BSc in Sports Management, followed by a Masters in Performance Analysis from Cardiff Metropolitan University. He is now in the final stages of a PhD in Sports Analytics at UCD on an Irish Research Council Scholarship.
On his return from Cardiff, Vinny took an analysis position with World Rugby who are based in Dublin. Following this, he joined the IRFU and has been part of various coaching teams over the past decade, including two World Cups in the UK and Japan. In 2017, he was part of the analysis team with the British and Irish Lions as they toured New Zealand.