Ted Williamson has been confirmed as full-time Head Coach with Munster Reds.

The Cork Harlequins man will also take on the responsibility as Pathway Manager in an expanded role.

No details have been released on the length of the contract, but Gary Wilson was recently employed for an initial two years in a similar role by the NW Warriors last month, helped by significant support from the governing body.

The 49 year-old has been at the helm for Munster Reds for four years, having previously led Leinster Lightning to back-to-back trebles.

Thumbs up from Ted Williamson after Leinster Lightning clinched the treble

Williamson, a former Irish international who holds a Level Four Coaching certificate will be hoping to increase the Munster representation in the tournament, given that only Aaron Cawley of the 48 squad players announced by Cricket Ireland in February had links to the region.

The inaugural tournament for the development sides of the four regions would appear to be the best vehicle for the Cork man to assess the playing talent in Munster, hopefully leading to greater representation for the area.

Munster Reds first game in the 50-over Cup is an away day trip to Eglinton to take on Munster Reds on Thursday May 6th (10:45am).