David McAllister appointed as Buccaneers U-20s Head Coach

Buccaneers RFC are delighted to confirm the appointment of David McAllister as their new U-20’s Head Coach for the coming season.

McAllister, a former Leinster senior professional player in the mid-2000’s and who played on 7 occasions for the Irish province, had his early career cut short by injury.

His earlier playing career was on the perfect upward trajectory of a young player with ambitions of being a pro player where McAllister was no doubt earmarked as one for the future, at that time.
With an impressive early playing career resume, McAllister can boast: –
• contesting 2 Schools Senior Cup Finals, victorious in one
• playing for St. John’s College, Hamilton, and Waikato U-19s in New Zealand
• being a member of the Irish Elite Academy
• representing Leinster at Schools, U-21s and Leinster A
• representing Ireland at Schools, U-21s and Ireland A
before embarking on a professional senior career at Leinster and in Italy.

McAllister has also player Senior AIL with Terenure, Clontarf and was a player/coach with Monkstown.

His more recent coaching career has seen him take up roles with Terenure College SCT, Blackrock College SCT, Leinster Youths, Leinster U-19s and Terenure U-20s, as well as his current roles as Head Coach with Technological University Dublin and the SCT at the High School, Rathgar.

McAllister brings a wealth of experience to our U-20s Programme and together with his knowledge of the game and enthusiasm and ambition for this role, we have no doubt that our U-20s squad and management will reap the benefits over the course of the coming seasons.

We welcome David on board with Buccs U-20s and wish him and his team the very best for the season ahead.

20 August 2005; David McAllister, Leinster. Leinster Pre-Season Friendly 2005-2006, Leinster v Parma, Naas Rugby Club, Naas, Co. Kildare. Picture credit; Matt Browne / SPORTSFILE