Darragh Hurley

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Darragh Hurley
Date of birth (1985-10-08) 8 October 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 112 kg (247 lb)
School CBC, Cork
University UCC
Rugby union career
Position(s) Prop
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2006–12 Munster 36 (5)
Correct as of 8 Jun 2011
Current local club Retired
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2008 Ireland A 1 (0)
Correct as of 15 Dec 2011

Darragh Hurley (8 October 1985 in Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland) is a retired Irish rugby union player, who played for Irish provincial side Munster in the Pro 12 and Heineken Cup. Hurley played his club rugby with Cork Constitution in the AIB League. His position was Prop, usually loosehead.

Early life[edit]

Hurley began playing rugby union with his local rugby club Kinsale RFC at the age of 8. Hurley then made the move to Christian Brothers College Cork where he played Senior Cup rugby and was victorious in 2003. When Hurley left school he joined UCC where he remained for two years.


He then went on to join Munster as an Academy player. Hurley made his senior debut for Munster in a Celtic League fixture against Border Reivers on 9 September 2006, playing the full 80 minutes.[1] He made his Heineken Cup debut for Munster against Cardiff Blues on 10 December 2006.[2] He then made his first start in the Heineken Cup on the 16 December 2006, in the reverse fixture against Cardiff Blues.[3] Hurley scored his first try for Munster in their Round 6 2010–11 Heineken Cup clash with London Irish on 22 January 2011.[4]


Hurley has also represented Ireland at schoolboy level and was part of the U-21 team that partook in the U-21 Rugby World Cup in France in 2003.

He earnt his first cap for Ireland A on 23 February 2008, during the 67-7 defeat at the hands of Scotland A.[5]

Hurley was also a member of the Ireland A Churchill Cup squad that won the plate final at the 2008 competition.


Hurley was forced to retire from rugby in May 2012, due to a lower back injury that he suffered in October 2011.[6]


  1. ^ "Munster Dig Deep For Reivers Win". munsterrugby.ie. 9 September 2006. Retrieved 20 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Munster on course for final eight". ercrugby.com. 10 December 2006. Archived from the original on 25 February 2014. Retrieved 20 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Munster grind out bonus point win". ercrugby.com. 16 December 2006. Archived from the original on 25 February 2014. Retrieved 20 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Late Try Flurry Seals Bonus Point Win". munsterrugby.ie. 22 January 2011. Archived from the original on 26 January 2011. Retrieved 20 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Scotland A 67–7 Ireland". BBC Sport. 23 February 2008. 
  6. ^ "Darragh Hurley The Latest To Call Time". munsterrugby.ie. 23 May 2012. Archived from the original on 26 May 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2012. 

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