Joe Schmidt comes to the Waterfront Hall Belfast, on 04 December 2019 for his first public appearances since the World Cup for an exclusive evening of discussion and audience questions to celebrate the publication of his memoir Ordinary Joe.
At these rare live appearances he will share intimate insights into the stresses and joys of coaching a national team in both victory and defeat, through the 2018 Grand Slam and the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Schmidt will tell the story of his life and influences: the experiences and management ideas that made him the coach, and the man, that he is today.
"No matter what Joe does, he has changed Irish rugby, how we perceive performance and our preparation" Rory Best
Joe Schmidt has just stepped down as Ireland coach having achieved success on a scale never before seen in Irish rugby. Two Heineken Cups in three seasons with Leinster. Three Six Nations championships in six seasons with Ireland, including the Grand Slam in 2018. And a host of firsts: the first Irish victory in South Africa; the first Irish defeat of the All Blacks, and then a second; and Ireland’s first number 1 world ranking.
Don’t miss this thrilling opportunity to get the inside story from Joe Schmidt, and your only chance to get hold of a signed copy of his tell-all book Ordinary Joe.
Presented by Penguin Live
Photo by Paul Stuart