David Kilcoyne (rugby union)

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David Kilcoyne
Dave Kilcoyne carrying (cropped).jpg
Kilcoyne carrying against Harlequins in 2013.
Date of birth (1988-12-14) 14 December 1988 (age 25)
Place of birth Limerick, Ireland
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 118 kg (17 st 9 lb, 247 lb)
School Ardscoil Rís, Limerick
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Prop
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
UL Bohemians
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2011–present Munster 55 (25)
correct as of 17 May 2014.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2012–present
2013–present
Ireland
Wolfhounds
10
2
(0)
(0)
correct as of 15 Jun 2014.

David Kilcoyne (born 14 December 1988 in Limerick, Ireland) is an Irish rugby union player for Munster in the European Rugby Champions Cup and Pro 12. He plays as a Prop. He played his schools rugby with Ardscoil Rís, Limerick, where he won the Munster Schools Junior Cup, and plays his club rugby with UL Bohemians.

Munster[edit]

Kilcoyne made the move up to the Munster Academy at the start of the 2010–11 season, after impressing in the 2009–10 British and Irish Cup campaign.

2011-12[edit]

He made his Munster debut as a replacement against Connacht in a Pro 12 match on 26 December 2011.[1] He made his first start for Munster in the Round 21 league fixture against Scarlets on 21 April 2012.[2]

On 6 April 2012, Kilcoyne scored a try in extra-time of the Munster A - Leinster A British and Irish Cup semi-final, securing a place in the final for Munster A.[3] He also started in the 2011–12 British and Irish Cup Final on 27 April 2012, which Munster A won after beating Cross Keys 31-12 at Musgrave Park, Cork.[4]

2012-13[edit]

Kilcoyne made his Heineken Cup debut on 13 October 2012, in Munster's opening 2012–13 Heineken Cup fixture away to Racing Métro 92.[5] He played in all of Munster's remaining pool matches, except the away match to Saracens due to illness.[6] Kilcoyne scored his first try for Munster on 29 March 2013, in a league fixture against Glasgow.[7] He started for Munster in their 12-18 quarter-final victory away to Harlequins on 7 April 2013.[8] Kilcoyne also started the 16-10 semi-final defeat to ASM Clermont Auvergne on 27 April 2013.[9] He was nominated for Munster Player of the Year for the 2012–13 season, but lost to Tommy O'Donnell.[10]

2013-14[edit]

Kilcoyne started against Edinburgh in Round 1 of the 2013–14 Heineken Cup.[11] He also started against Gloucester in Round 2 on 19 October 2013.[12] Kilcoyne also started against USA Perpignan on 8 December 2013.[13] He was a replacement against USA Perpignan on 14 December 2013.[14] Kilcoyne started the 7-20 away win against Gloucester on 11 January 2013, a win that secured quarter-final qualification.[15] He started against Edinburgh in the Round 6 38-6 win on 19 January 2014 that secured a home quarter-final.[16] Kilcoyne started in Munster's Heineken Cup quarter-final against Toulouse on 5 April 2014, scoring a try in the 47-23 win.[17] He started in Munster's 24-16 semi-final defeat to Toulon on 27 April 2014.[18] Kilcoyne was named in the 2013-14 Pro 12 Team of the Season on 5 May 2014.[19]

Ireland[edit]

2012-13[edit]

On 24 October 2012, Kilcoyne was included in the senior Ireland squad for the 2012 Autumn Tests.[20] Kilcoyne made his Ireland debut on 10 November 2012, as a temporary replacement for Cian Healy in the test against South Africa.[21][22] He started for Ireland in their non-capped friendly against Fiji on 17 November 2012.[23] He won a second cap against Argentina on 24 November 2012, again as a replacement.[24]

Kilcoyne was named in Ireland's training squad for the 2013 Six Nations Championship on 17 January 2013.[25] He started for Ireland Wolfhounds in their friendly against England Saxons on 25 January 2013.[26] Kilcoyne made his Six Nations debut on 2 February 2013, coming on as a replacement in Ireland opening 22-30 win against Wales.[27] He again came on as a replacement against England on 10 February 2013,[28] Scotland on 24 February 2013,[29] and Italy on 16 March 2013.[30]

Kilcoyne was named in the Ireland squad for the 2013 Ireland tour to North America on 19 May 2013.[31] He started against the USA on 8 June 2013, his first start for Ireland.[32] He came off the bench against Canada on 15 June 2013.[33]

2013-14[edit]

Kilcoyne started for Ireland Wolfhounds in their friendly against England Saxons on 25 January 2014.[34] He was included in Ireland's squad for the 2014 Six Nations Championship fixture against England.[35]

Kilcoyne was named in the Ireland squad for their 2014 Tour to Argentina on 19 May 2014.[36] He came off the bench in the first test against Argentina on 7 June 2014.[37] Kilcoyne started the second test against Argentina on 14 June 2014.[38]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Youngsters Impress As Oldster Departs". munsterrugby.ie. 27 December 2011. Retrieved 27 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Kilcoyne Makes A Start For Munster". munsterrugby.ie. 19 April 2012. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "Outstanding Munster Through To The B&I Final". munsterrugby.ie. 6 April 2012. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Munster Prove Too Strong". munsterrugby.ie. 27 April 2012. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "Defeat Snatched From The Jaws Of Victory?". munsterrugby.ie. 14 October 2012. Retrieved 27 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "Kilcoyne Out". munsterrugby.ie. 16 December 2012. Retrieved 27 March 2013. 
  7. ^ "Munster Lose The Plot And The Game In The Second Half". munsterrugby.ie. 30 March 2013. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 
  8. ^ "Alone They Stand". munsterrugby.ie. 8 April 2013. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 
  9. ^ "Munster Lose A Game Of Two Halves". munsterrugby.ie. 28 April 2013. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 
  10. ^ "Tommy O'Donnell Named Munster Player Of The Year". munsterrugby.ie. 10 May 2013. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 
  11. ^ "Disappointing Defeat In Murrayfield". munsterrugby.ie. 12 October 2013. Retrieved 8 December 2013. 
  12. ^ "Heineken Cup Win In Thomond Park". munsterrugby.ie. 19 October 2013. Retrieved 8 December 2013. 
  13. ^ "Munster Top Of Group After Bonus-Point Win". munsterrugby.ie. 8 December 2013. Retrieved 8 December 2013. 
  14. ^ "Munster Claim Last-Gasp Win In Perpignan". munsterrugby.ie. 14 December 2013. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  15. ^ "Quarter Final Place Secured". munsterrugby.ie. 12 January 2014. Retrieved 12 January 2014. 
  16. ^ "Bonus-Point Munster Move Into Home Quarters". munsterrugby.ie. 19 January 2014. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  17. ^ "Vintage Munster March On". munsterrugby.ie. 5 April 2014. Retrieved 5 April 2014. 
  18. ^ "Toulon End Munster's European Campaign". munsterrugby.ie. 27 April 2014. Retrieved 27 April 2014. 
  19. ^ "Kilcoyne And Laulala Named In Dream Team". munsterrugby.ie. 5 May 2014. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  20. ^ "Ireland Squad Announced For Guinness Series". irishrugby.ie. 24 October 2012. Retrieved 10 November 2012. 
  21. ^ "Ireland Lose Tight Encounter With Springboks". irishrugby.ie. 10 November 2012. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 
  22. ^ "Pressure increases on Declan Kidney as limp second half exposes Ireland’s limitations". Irish Independent. 12 November 2012. Retrieved 13 November 2012. 
  23. ^ "Ireland Enjoy Eight-Try Thomond Romp". irishrugby.ie. 17 November 2012. Retrieved 1 December 2012. 
  24. ^ "Tries Flow As Ireland Pummel Pumas". irishrugby.ie. 24 November 2012. Retrieved 1 December 2012. 
  25. ^ "Ireland Training Squad Announced". irishrugby.ie. 17 January 2013. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  26. ^ "Wolfhounds Lose Grip On First Half Lead". irishrugby.ie. 25 January 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  27. ^ "Cardiff Cracker Gets Ireland Up And Running". irishrugby.ie. 2 February 2013. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  28. ^ "Penalties Decide It As Ireland Lose Brutal Contest". irishrugby.ie. 10 February 2013. Retrieved 10 February 2013. 
  29. ^ "Six Nations: Scotland beat Ireland in Murrayfield turnaround". BBC Sport. 24 February 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  30. ^ "Six Nations 2013: Italy 22-15 Ireland". BBC Sport. 16 March 2013. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 
  31. ^ "Ireland Squads Announced For Summer Tours". irishrugby.ie. 19 May 2013. Retrieved 19 May 2013. 
  32. ^ "O'Mahony Leads Young Guns To Victory In Tour Opener". irishrugby.ie. 9 June 2013. Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  33. ^ "McFadden Hat-Trick Helps Ireland Surge Clear Of Canada". irishrugby.ie. 16 June 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  34. ^ "Wolfhounds Hold On For Hard-Fought Victory". irishrugby.ie. 25 January 2014. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  35. ^ "Extended Ireland Squad Named For England Game". irishrugby.ie. 17 February 2014. Retrieved 17 February 2014. 
  36. ^ "Ireland Squad Named For Argentina". munsterrugby.ie. 19 May 2014. Retrieved 19 May 2014. 
  37. ^ "New-Look Ireland Stretch Clear Of Pumas In Second Half". irishrugby.ie. 7 June 2014. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  38. ^ "Ireland Wrap Up Series Win In Argentina". irishrugby.ie. 14 June 2014. Retrieved 2 July 2014. 

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