Kearney playing for Ireland during the 2015 Rugby World Cup
|Full name||Dave Kearney|
|Date of birth||19 June 1989|
|Place of birth||Dundalk, Ireland|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|Weight||95.02 kg (14 st 13.5 lb)|
|School||Clongowes Wood College|
|University||University College Dublin|
|Rugby union career|
Dave Kearney (born 19 June 1989), is an Irish rugby union player who plays wing and fullback for Lansdowne, Leinster and Ireland. Kearney was born on 19 June 1989 in Dundalk, Co. Louth, Ireland. He attended Clongowes Wood College. Kearney's older brother, Rob starts at fullback for Leinster and the Ireland national rugby union team.
Kearney played his first match for Leinster on 16 May 2009 against The Newport Dragons when he entered the game as a substitute. He scored his first try in a Leinster jersey when playing Newport Dragons in December of the 2009–10 season, and was one of three matches in which Kearney played that season. In Kearney's third season with Leinster he scored four tries in 13 Magners League matches during the 2010–11 season.
Kearney has 17 caps for the Ireland U-20 team, and 6 caps for Ireland Wolfhounds. In his second match for the Wolfhounds he scored a try against England Saxons on 28 January 2012. Kearney has 8 caps for the senior Ireland national rugby union team, making his debut against Samoa, when he came on as a substitute and scored two tries. He played in every match in the 2014 Six Nations Championship when Ireland won their 12th Championship title, being one of only 3 players to play the full 80 minutes in every game, along with his brother Rob, and Jamie Heaslip.