Dave O'Callaghan

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Dave O'Callaghan
Date of birth (1990-01-12) 12 January 1990 (age 25)
Place of birth Youghal, Co. Cork, Republic of Ireland
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight 109 kg (17 st 2 lb,)
School Midleton College
University University College Cork
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Back-Row, Second Row
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
Dolphin RFC
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2011–present Munster 38 (5)
correct as of 22 Feb 2015.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2013–present
2009–10
Emerging Ireland
Ireland U20
2
15
(0)
(0)
correct as of 16 Jun 2013.

Dave O'Callaghan (born 12 January 1990 in Youghal, Co. Cork, Republic of Ireland) is an Irish rugby union player for Munster. He plays in Back Row usually as a Blindside Flanker. O'Callaghan has a Commerce degree from UCC.[1]

Munster[edit]

O'Callaghan moved up through the Munster Academy after joining in November 2009. As a member of the academy, he frequently appeared for Munster A in friendlies and in the British and Irish Cup. He was a member of the Munster A team that finished runners-up in the 2009–10 British and Irish Cup.[2]

He made his full Munster debut against Ospreys in a RaboDirect Pro12 match on 8 October 2011.[3] O'Callaghan was named in Munster's squad for the 2011–12 Heineken Cup in October 2011.[4] He made his Heineken Cup debut against Northampton Saints on 21 January 2012, in Round 6 of the pool stage.[5][6]

O'Callaghan signed a Development contract with Munster in March 2012.[7] On 27 April 2012, O'Callaghan started for the Munster A team that beat Cross Keys 31–12 to win the final of the 2011–12 British and Irish Cup.[8] He won the John McCarthy Award for Munster Academy Player of the Year for the 2011–12 season.[9]

In January 2013, O'Callaghan agreed a two-year contract extension with Munster.[10] O'Callaghan signed a one-year contract to remain with Munster until at least June 2016 in January 2015.[11]

Ireland[edit]

O'Callaghan joined the Emerging Ireland squad for the 2013 IRB Tbilisi Cup in June 2013.[12] He came off the bench in the sides 19–8 defeat at the hands of South Africa President's XV on 11 June 2013.[13] O'Callaghan started against Uruguay in Emerging Ireland's final game 42–33 win.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Academy Watch – Dave O'Callaghan". munsterrugby.ie. 21 October 2011. Retrieved 23 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Final Disappointment For Foley's Side". munsterrugby.ie. 17 May 2010. Retrieved 8 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "Munster Side For Ospreys Clash". munsterrugby.ie. 6 October 2011. Retrieved 8 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Munster Name Their Heineken Cup Squad". munsterrugby.ie. 20 October 2011. Retrieved 23 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Near Enough As You Were". munsterrugby.ie. 20 January 2012. Retrieved 22 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Munster Close The Deal". munsterrugby.ie. 22 January 2012. Retrieved 22 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Ryan Signs on For Two More Years". munsterrugby.ie. 13 March 2012. Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  8. ^ "Munster Prove Too Strong". munsterrugby.ie. 27 April 2012. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  9. ^ "Persistence pays off for Munster's gentle giant". irishexaminer.com. 7 May 2012. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  10. ^ "Nine Contract Extensions Agreed". munsterrugby.ie. 3 January 2013. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  11. ^ "Players Commit To Munster". munsterrugby.ie. 21 January 2015. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  12. ^ "O'Callaghan Joins Emerging Ireland Side". munsterrugby.ie. 10 June 2013. Retrieved 11 June 2013. 
  13. ^ "Emerging Ireland Suffer Tbilisi Defeat". irishrugby.ie. 11 June 2013. Retrieved 11 June 2013. 
  14. ^ "Second Place Finish For Emerging Ireland". irishrugby.ie. 16 June 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 

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