Bob Casey (rugby union)

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Bob Casey
Full name Robert Casey
Date of birth (1978-07-18) 18 July 1978 (age 39)
Place of birth Maynooth, Republic of Ireland
Height 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)
Weight 123 kg (19.4 st)[1]
School Blackrock College
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1999-2002
2002-2012
Leinster
London Irish
37
129
(10)
(25)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1999-2009
2000-2009
Ireland A
Ireland
14
7
(5)
(5)

Bob Casey (born 18 July 1978) is an Irish former rugby union footballer who used to play at lock for London Irish until his retirement at the end of the 2011/2012 season.[2] He was later Operations Director and then the CEO at the same club until he resigned in March 2017.[3] Originally from Maynooth, County Kildare, he was educated at Blackrock College, a Dublin secondary school renowned for producing international rugby players.[4] Casey is currently a consultant for Korn Ferry in Dublin.[5]

Club career[edit]

Casey joined Leinster in 1999 and played three seasons before moving to London Irish in July 2002,[6] having previously played for Blackrock College RFC and North Kildare RFC. He was the club's Players' Player of the Season in 2003–04 and was the London Irish Supporters Club Player of the Season 2004–05 and later club captain until his retirement from playing.[7][3]

International career[edit]

Casey represented Ireland at Schools, U19, U21, Ireland 'A' and U25 levels. He made his senior debut against Australia in 1999. Casey was part of the Ireland team that recorded Ireland's largest win on 10 June 2000, by beating the United States in an 83–3 result. Casey also captained Ireland A team in the 2008 Churchill Cup, and was named in Declan Kidney's Autumn internationals squad for 2008, the squad for the 2009 Six Nations and the summer tour to North America in 2009. Casey has seven caps for Ireland; when he played for Ireland against Canada in May 2009, it was his first cap since 2000.[8]

He has also played for the Barbarians.[9]

Charity work[edit]

Casey is a Director of the United Kingdom board of the Christina Noble Children's Foundation.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aviva Premiership Rugby - London Irish". web page. Premier Rugby. Archived from the original on 6 February 2012. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Casey ready to call it a day". The Irish Times. 2012-03-26. Retrieved 2015-11-09. 
  3. ^ a b "Former Exiles captain Bob Casey resigns as London Irish Rugby Chief Executive". Irish Post. 2017-03-31. Retrieved 2017-08-24. 
  4. ^ "Casey happy to be an Exile in his own land". The Irish Times. Retrieved 2017-08-24. 
  5. ^ "Bob Casey - Consultant". www.kornferry.com. Retrieved 2017-08-24. 
  6. ^ Old school ties – Captains in English Premiership and Heineken Cup deciders all played in '96 Senior Cup final Herald.ie, 15 May 2009
  7. ^ Bob Casey: The Exile's dream of a call from home The Independent, 12 January 2008
  8. ^ Nine-year wait over for Casey as six new caps face Canada Irish Independent, 15 May 2009
  9. ^ "LISC Hall of Fame – Bob Casey". londonirishsupportersclub. 2017-07-25. Retrieved 2017-08-24. 

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