Darren Sweetnam

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Darren Sweetnam
Date of birth (1993-05-05) 5 May 1993 (age 21)
Place of birth Dunmanway, County Cork, Ireland
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 88 kg
School Bandon Grammar
University UCC
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Fullback, Wing
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)

Munster A


correct as of 19 Jan 2013.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2013–present Ireland U20 5 (10)
correct as of 19 Jun 2013.
Hurling Profile
Personal information
Irish name Darrin Suatnam
Sport Hurling
Position Midfield
Occupation Student
Years Club
2011–12 Dohenys
Club titles
Cork titles 0
Years County Apps (scores)
2012 Cork 4 (0–1)
Inter-county titles
Munster titles 0
All-Irelands 0
All Stars 0
*Inter County team apps and scores correct as of 16:57, 31 July 2012.

Darren Sweetnam (born 5 May 1993 in Dunmanway, County Cork, Ireland) is an Irish rugby union player, who is a member of the Munster Rugby Academy. He plays as a Fullback but can also play on either Wing. Sweetnam is also a former inter-county hurler with Cork, and has played underage Hockey for Ireland.[1]



On 1 October 2012, it was announced that Sweetman had signed a contract to join the Munster Rugby academy on a three-year contract.[2] He had previously represented the province at Schools, U-18, U-19 and U-20 levels.[3]

Sweetnam made is debut for Munster A on 18 January 2013.[4]


Sweetnam was named in the Ireland Under-20 team for their 2013 Under-20 Six Nations Championship opener against Wales on 1 February 2013,[5] and made his debut as a replacement during the game.[6] He was named in the Ireland Under-20 squad for the 2013 IRB Junior World Championship.[7] He scored two tries in Ireland Under-20s 46–3 victory against Fiji Under-20s on 9 June 2013.[8] Sweetnam started for Ireland Under-20s in their 5th–6th place play-off against hosts France Under-20s on 18 June 2013, a game which the French team won 9–8.[9]


Previously he played hurling as a midfielder for the Cork senior team.[10] Sweetnam made his first appearance for the team during the 2012 Waterford Crystal Cup and was subsequently included in Cork's league and championship teams.[11] At club level Sweetnam plays for the Dohenys club.

His choice of professional rugby ends his Hurling career for the foreseeable future.


  1. ^ "Sweetnam opts for Munster over Cork hurlers". Irish Examiner. 1 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Sweetnam Joins Academy". munsterrugby.ie. 1 October 2012. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Munster U20s beat Italy". Evening Echo. 22 August 2012. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Quarter-final in Store For Munster A". munsterrugby.ie. 18 January 2013. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "Ireland Under-20 Team To Play Wales". irishrugby.ie. 30 January 2013. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "Ireland Under-20s Lose By Narrow Margin". irishrugby.ie. 1 February 2013. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  7. ^ "Ireland Under-20 Squad Named For Junior World Championship". irishrugby.ie. 28 May 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2013. 
  8. ^ "Ireland Under-20s Run Six Tries Past Fiji". irishrugby.ie. 9 June 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 
  9. ^ "Ireland Under-20s Edged Out By Hosts France". irishrugby.ie. 18 June 2013. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  10. ^ "Player profile: Darren Sweetnam". Cork GAA website. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  11. ^ "Cork and Tipp changes". Irish Examiner. 22 June 2012. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 

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