Declan Danaher

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Declan Danaher
Full name Declan Danaher
Date of birth (1980-01-11) 11 January 1980 (age 37)
Place of birth London, England
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 108 kg (17 st 0 lb) [1]
School Finchley Catholic High School
University City University London
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker
Current team retired
Youth Career
Ruislip RFC
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1999-2014 London Irish 145 (65)
Correct as of 12 July 2014
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2002 England Saxons ()
Correct as of 12 July 2014
National team(s)
Years Team Comps

Declan Danaher (born 11 January 1980 in London, England) is a former rugby union footballer who played at back row for London Irish in the Aviva Premiership. He is currently Defence coach for the same team.

Club career[edit]

Danaher joined London Irish in 1999, making his debut against Gloucester Rugby in May 2000.[2]

He started in the 2002 Powergen Cup Final at Twickenham, as London Irish defeated the Northampton Saints.[3]

Danaher was on the losing side in the Finals of the 2005-06 European Challenge Cup[4] and 2008–09 Guinness Premiership.[5]

In July 2012, he was appointed the captain of London Irish for the 2012/13 Aviva Premiership Rugby Season.[6]

International career[edit]

He has represented Ireland at U19 level and England at U21 level.[7] Danaher also represented England A in 2002.[8]

He was selected by Clive Woodward for the England squad for the 2002 Six Nations Championship[9] and the Senior tour of Argentina in 2002.[10]

Retirement[edit]

On 20 March 2014, at the age of 34, Declan announced his retirement due to a triceps tear.

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. ^ "Club Profile". London Irish Official site. 3 April 2009. Retrieved 12 December 2009. 
  3. ^ "Exiles claim Cup glory". BBC Sport. 20 April 2002. Retrieved 12 December 2009. 
  4. ^ "Gloucester 36–34 London Irish". BBC Sport. 21 May 2006. Retrieved 12 December 2009. 
  5. ^ "Leicester 10–9 London Irish". BBC Sport. 16 May 2009. Retrieved 12 December 2009. 
  6. ^ "Danaher to captain London Irish next season". Archived from the original on 7 August 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-20. 
  7. ^ Cleary, Mick (16 January 2002). "Danaher in green pastures". London: The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 12 December 2009. 
  8. ^ "Ireland 'A' triumph over England 'A'". ESPN Scrum. 15 February 2002. Retrieved 12 December 2009. 
  9. ^ "Youngsters win Six Nations call-up". BBC. 10 January 2002. Retrieved 11 October 2016. 
  10. ^ "England pick young squad". BBC Sport. 28 May 2002. Retrieved 12 December 2009. 

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