Birth Name: Andrew David Farrell
Place of Birth: Wigan, Lancashire, England, U.K.
Date of Birth: 30 May, 1975
Ethnicity: Irish, English
Andy Farrell is an Irish rugby coach, and English rugby union coach and rugby league and rugby union footballer. He is the coach of the Ireland rugby union team, and has captained the Great Britain rugby league team.
Andy is the son of Carol and Peter Farrell. He is married to Colleen (O’Loughlin), with whom he is the father of rugby union star Owen Farrell. He is also related to rugby league footballers Liam Farrell and Connor Farrell.
Andy has stated:
Everyone from the north-west of England is from Ireland anyway. You go from Liverpool straight across the east Lancs to Manchester and it’s full of Irish. I’ve got [Dublin] ancestry that goes back three or four generations, and so has my wife.
Andy’s maternal grandparents were named George Heyes and Hannah Rorcroft.