What happened to Munster's tweet confirming Tony McGahan was leaving? 10 years ago

What happened to Munster's tweet confirming Tony McGahan was leaving?

The departure of Tony McGahan from Munster was only a rumour yesterday but it was, very briefly, confirmed by the province via Twitter this morning.

It is widely expected that Munster coach Tony McGahan is to return home to his native Australia to take over as the Wallabies defensive coach and via Twitter Munster Rugby confirmed his departure this morning.


“Munster Rugby would like to confirm that Tony McGahan will leave at the end of the season”, was what @Munsterrugby tweeted this morning but almost as soon as the news was reported the tweet was deleted.

Was it just an over-eager staffer at Thomond Park who pressed send a little too early? Maybe the Aussies didn’t appreciate their business being discussed over here and had a word or maybe the man himself would rather confirm the news rather than have it released on Twitter.

Whatever the reason for the tweet, as it stands, nothing has been declared officially by Munster.

McGahan joined the province in 2005 and took over as head coach when Declan Kidney left to become Ireland’s top man.


The Aussie has led the province to two Magners League titles in his time in charge. It is understood that McGahan was offered a one-year extension, with the option of another year by Munster but instead he is set to join up with Robbie Deans and the Australian national set-up.