J. J. Hanrahan

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J. J. Hanrahan
Date of birth (1992-07-27) 27 July 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Currow, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 91 kg (14 st 5 lbs)
School Rockwell College
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Fly-half, Centre, Fullback
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
Castleisland RFC
UL Bohemians
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2012–present Munster 49 (229)
correct as of 21 Dec 2014.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2014
2011–12
Emerging Ireland
Ireland U20
3
16
(19)
(61)
correct as of 23 Jun 2014.

J. J. Hanrahan (born 27 July 1992 in Currow, County Kerry, Ireland) is an Irish rugby union player who plays for Munster in the Pro 12 and European Rugby Champions Cup. He plays primarily as a Fly-half, but can also play Centre and Fullback. Hanrahan plays his club rugby with UL Bohemians.

Early years[edit]

Hanrahan began playing rugby with Castleisland RFC in County Kerry at the age of 7.[1] He attended Rockwell College where he scored a winning drop-goal for his side in their 2010 semi-final,[2] before losing the 2010 Munster Schools Rugby Senior Cup final to Presentation Brothers College, Cork.[3]

Munster[edit]

2011-12[edit]

Hanrahan made his first senior appearance for Munster against La Rochelle in a non-cap pre-season friendly on 12 August 2011.[4] He was part of the Munster A team that won the 2012 British and Irish Cup.[5]

2012-13[edit]

Hanrahan was promoted to a professional contract by Munster for the 2012–13 season.[6] He made his full debut for Munster on 22 September 2012, in a Pro 12 against Newport Gwent Dragons.[7] Hanrahan made his Heineken Cup debut on 21 October 2012, coming on as a replacement in Munster's second round fixture against Edinburgh at Thomond Park.[8] He made his first start for Munster on 26 October 2012, in a Pro 12 game against Zebre, scoring two tries and winning the Man-of-the-Match award.[9] Hanrahan signed a two-year contract extension with Munster in January 2013.[10] He came off the bench against Racing Metro 92 on 20 January 2013.[11]

2013-14[edit]

In his first start of the 2013–14 season, against Zebre on 13 September 2013, Hanrahan scored 21 points in a Man of the match-winning performance.[12][13] Hanrahan came off the bench against Edinburgh in Round 1 of the 2013–14 Heineken Cup on 12 October 2013.[14] He came off the bench against Gloucester in Round 2 on 19 October 2013.[15] On 25 October 2013, Hanrahan scored all of Munster's points 6-13 win against Glasgow Warriors in another Man-of-the-Match performance.[16] He was a replacement against USA Perpignan in Round 3 of the Heineken Cup on 8 December 2013.[17] Hanrahan scored the winning try in Munster's 17-18 win against USA Perpignan in Round 4 of the 2013–14 Heineken Cup on 14 December 2013.[18] He was named Man-of-the-Match in Munster's 16-10 win against Scarlets on 21 December 2013, scoring 11 points and setting up Ronan O'Mahony's match-winning try with a crucial cross-field kick in injury time.[19] He scored all of Munster's points in their 22-16 win against Connacht on 27 December 2013.[20] Hanrahan came off the bench in the 7-20 away win against Gloucester on 11 January 2013, a win that secured quarter-final qualification.[21] Hanrahan also came off the bench in Munster's 38-6 Round 6 win against Edinburgh on 19 January 2014, a win that secured a home quarter-final.[22] Hanrahan scored 24-points in Munster's 54-13 win against Cardiff Blues on 8 February 2014.[23] He came on against Toulouse in Munster's 47-23 Heineken Cup quarter-final win on 5 April 2014.[24] He suffered a groin injury in Munster's game against Glasgow Warriors on 12 April 2013, which ruled him out the inter-provincial derby against Connacht on 19 April 2014.[25] Hanrahan's match-winning try against USA Perpignan in Round 4 of the Heineken Cup was nominated for the IRUPA Try of the Year 2014 award on 23 April 2014.[26] He came off the bench in Munster's 24-16 semi-final defeat to Toulon on 27 April 2014.[27] Hanrahan won the Munster Young Player of the Year Award on 8 May 2014.[28] Hanrahan also won the 2013–14 Pro 12 Golden Boot Award for his 88.71% place kick conversion rate.[29]

2014-15[edit]

Hanrahan came off the bench in Munster's first European Rugby Champions Cup game against Sale Sharks on 18 October 2014.[30] He also came off the bench against Saracens F.C. in Round 2 on 24 October 2014.[31] Hanrahan scored 21 points against Cardiff Blues on 1 November 2014.[32]He started at Fullback against Newport Gwent Dragons on 21 November 2014.[33] Hanrahan started in the Round 4 game against ASM Clermont Auvergne on 14 December 2014.[34]

Ireland[edit]

2011-12[edit]

Hanrahan made his debut for Ireland Under-20 on 11 February 2011 against France Under-20, during the 2011 Under-20 Six Nations Championship. He played at the 2011 Junior World Championship.

In June 2012, he was fly-half for Ireland Under-20 in a famous win at the 2012 U-20 IRB Junior World Championship over hosts South Africa Under-20.[35] Hanrahan again played a crucial role at fly-half in Ireland Under-20's victories against England Under-20's and France Under-20's, wins that saw Ireland Under-20 finish 5th at the 2012 competition, their best ever finish. For his performances at the Junior World Championship, and throughout 2012, Hanrahan was nominated for the IRB Junior Player of the Year Award 2012.[36]

2013-14[edit]

Hanrahan was selected in the Emerging Ireland squad on 26 May 2014.[37] He came off the bench against Russia in their first 2014 IRB Nations Cup match on 13 June 2014, scoring 6 points.[38] He started in their second game against Uruguay on 18 June 2014, scoring 13 points.[39] Hanrahan came off the bench in the 31-10 win Romania on 22 June 2014, a win that secured the 2014 IRB Nations Cup for Emerging Ireland.[40]

Honours[edit]

Munster A[edit]

Emerging Ireland[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Munster Catch Up With JJ Hanrahan". munsterrugby.ie. 15 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Hanrahan's last-gasp kick snatches glory for Rockwell". independent.ie. 4 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "P.B.C. Win Avonmore Milk Munster Schools Senior Cup Final". munsterrugby.ie. 17 March 2010. 
  4. ^ "Munster Leave Themselves Too Much To Do". munsterrugby.ie. 12 August 2011. Retrieved 23 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "Munster Prove Too Strong". munsterrugby.ie. 27 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "Contract News". munsterrugby.ie. 16 March 2012. 
  7. ^ "Munster Bag The Bonus". munsterrugby.ie. 23 September 2012. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "End Game Earns Bonus". munsterrugby.ie. 22 October 2012. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  9. ^ "Another Late Show for the Bonus". munsterrugby.ie. 27 October 2012. Retrieved 1 December 2012. 
  10. ^ "Nine Contract Extensions Agreed". munsterrugby.ie. 3 January 2013. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  11. ^ "Munster Go Through". munsterrugby.ie. 21 January 2013. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  12. ^ "Bonus Point Win In Parma". munsterrugby.ie. 13 September 2013. Retrieved 13 September 2013. 
  13. ^ "Penney pride in recovery". irishexaminer.com. 14 September 2013. Retrieved 14 September 2013. 
  14. ^ "Disappointing Defeat In Murrayfield". munsterrugby.ie. 12 October 2013. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  15. ^ "Heineken Cup Win In Thomond Park". munsterrugby.ie. 19 October 2013. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  16. ^ "Hanrahan On Target For Munster". munsterrugby.ie. 26 October 2013. Retrieved 2 November 2013. 
  17. ^ "Munster Top Of Group After Bonus-Point Win". munsterrugby.ie. 8 December 2013. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  18. ^ "Munster Claim Last-Gasp Win In Perpignan". munsterrugby.ie. 14 December 2013. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  19. ^ "Munster leave it late but go further clear". irishtimes.com. 21 December 2013. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 
  20. ^ "Hanrahan Stars As Munster 8 Points Clear". munsterrugby.ie. 27 December 2013. Retrieved 28 December 2013. 
  21. ^ "Quarter Final Place Secured". munsterrugby.ie. 12 January 2014. Retrieved 12 January 2014. 
  22. ^ "Bonus-Point Munster Move Into Home Quarters". munsterrugby.ie. 19 January 2014. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  23. ^ "Six-Try Munster Outmuscle Cardiff". munsterrugby.ie. 8 February 2014. Retrieved 9 February 2014. 
  24. ^ "Vintage Munster March On". munsterrugby.ie. 5 April 2014. Retrieved 5 April 2014. 
  25. ^ "Injury Update". munsterrugby.ie. 14 April 2014. Retrieved 24 April 2014. 
  26. ^ "Munster Nominees For 2014 IRUPA Awards". munsterrugby.ie. 23 April 2014. Retrieved 24 April 2014. 
  27. ^ "Toulon End Munster's European Campaign". munsterrugby.ie. 27 April 2014. Retrieved 27 April 2014. 
  28. ^ "Murray Is Munster Player Of The Year". munsterrugby.ie. 8 May 2014. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  29. ^ "PRO12 Awards For Penney & Hanrahan". munsterrugby.ie. 11 May 2014. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  30. ^ "Keatley Kicks Munster On". munsterrugby.ie. 18 October 2014. Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  31. ^ "Munster Overcome Saracens". munsterrugby.ie. 24 October 2014. Retrieved 25 October 2014. 
  32. ^ "Munster Scrape Win In Arms Park". munsterrugby.ie. 1 November 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2014. 
  33. ^ "Bonus Point Victory In Rodney Parade". munsterrugby.ie. 22 November 2014. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  34. ^ "Losing Bonus Point Secured At Clermont". munsterrugby.ie. 14 December 2014. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  35. ^ "Ireland open campaign with stunning win". irishtimes.com. 4 June 2012. 
  36. ^ "Hanrahan Nominated For Young Player of the Year". munsterrugby.ie. 20 June 2012. Retrieved 23 June 2012. 
  37. ^ "9 Players In Emerging Ireland Squad". munsterrugby.ie. 26 May 2014. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  38. ^ "Emerging Ireland Hammer Russia In Nations Cup Opener". irishrugby.ie. 13 June 2014. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  39. ^ "Emerging Ireland Enjoy Back-To-Back Bonus Point Wins". irishrugby.ie. 18 June 2014. Retrieved 19 June 2014. 
  40. ^ "Emerging Ireland Are Nations Cup Champions". irishrugby.ie. 22 June 2014. Retrieved 23 June 2014. 

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