Sean Cronin

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Not to be confused with the member of the Irish Republican Army Seán Cronin.
Not to be confused with the American politician Sean Cronin (Wisconsin politician).
Sean Cronin
Full name Sean Cronin
Date of birth (1986-05-06) 6 May 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Limerick, Ireland
Height 1.815 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Weight 105 kilograms (231 lb)
School Ardscoil Ris
University University of Limerick, NUI Galway
Rugby union career
Current status
Position(s) Hooker
current team Buccaneers
Playing career
Position Hooker
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
correct as of 18 April 2014.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Ireland U21
correct as of 8 March 2014.

Sean Cronin (born Limerick, Ireland, 6 May 1986) is an Irish player for Leinster in the RaboDirect Pro12. Cronin was educated at Ardscoil Ris in Limerick and has previously played with Shannon RFC and Munster Rugby where he had progressed through their academy to a development contract. After a dynamic Schools Rugby career where he went on to play for Irish Schools, Cronin's rugby career began to take off while playing in the AIB League for Shannon. Outings for Ireland A and two Magners League appearances for his home province of Munster saw him attract the attention of Connacht who offered him a Full contract in the Summer of 2008. Clearly benefiting from the gametime at Connacht, he earned his first cap against Fiji in November 2009 and his second cap came as a replacement for Rory Best during the Ireland v Wales Six Nations game in March 2010.

He won his first start against New Zealand in the 2010 Summer Tests and also started against Australia.

Cronin has also represented Ireland in rugby at: Ireland Schools, U19, U21, and A (Ireland Wolfhounds) levels.

In January 2011 it was announced that Cronin would join Leinster Rugby on a 2-year contract for the 2011–12 season, after 3 seasons at Connacht.[1]

Before becoming a professional rugby player he played minor Gaelic football with Limerick in 2004. He also won a Limerick Senior Football Championship medal with Monaleen in 2005.


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