Eamonn Sheridan

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Eamonn Sheridan
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Full name Eamonn Peter Sheridan
Date of birth (1989-05-14) 14 May 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth Birmingham, England
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 108 kg (17 st 0 lb)
School St. Patrick's Classical School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2008–2012
2012–2013
2013–2015
2015–
Leinster
Rotherham Titans
London Irish
Oyonnax
3
22
35
18
0
(40)
(15)
(5)
Correct as of 20:19, 13 April 2014 (UTC)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2006–08
2008–09
Ireland U18
Ireland U20

16

(0)

Eamonn Peter Sheridan (born 14 May 1989) is a professional rugby union player, currently playing for Oyonnax in the Top 14 French league. Having previously represented Leinster in the Pro12, Rotherham Titans in the RFU Championship and London Irish in the English Premiership. Sheridan has also represented Ireland under-18s and under-20s at international level.

Club career[edit]

At 6'4' and 108 kg Sheridan is a physical presence with the ability to play at both inside and outside centre. Born in Birmingham,[1] Sheridan was educated at St. Patrick's Classical School in Navan, Ireland.[2] He spent four years in the Leinster Academy as well as making three First Team appearances in the Pro12.

Sheridan joined Championship side Rotherham Titans for the 2012–13 season.[3] Making 19 appearances in the league and three in the British & Irish Cup, including Rotherham's 59–26 win over Plymouth Albion in which he scored two tries.[4][5][6][7]

London Irish announced, on 10 April 2013, the signing of Sheridan as well as fellow Rotherham Titan centre Fergus Mulchrone, both penning two-year contacts.[8] Sheridan made his Irish debut on 7 September 2013 at Twickenham in the 42–20 defeat to Saracens.[9] Sheridan made a great start to his London Irish career, voted by the supporters as the best player in the opening five Premiership matches. In the 2013–2014 season Sheridan formed a formidable centre partnership with Fergus Mulchrone in both defence and attack making 24 appearances and scoring four tries.

Oyonnax Rugby announced, on 27 March 2015, the signing of Sheridan on a two-year deal via the team's official Twitter account. Sheridan scored his first try on his debut against Bordeaux Bègles on Saturday 29 August.

International career[edit]

Though he was born in England, Sheridan has represented Ireland under-18s and under-20s at international level.[2] After a number of strong performances, notably against Worcester Warriors, Sheridan was backed by then London Irish Director of Rugby Brian Smith to go on and make full international honours.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Martin, James (18 October 2013). "Eamonn Sheridan: 'I see similarities with Leinster and London Irish'". The Irish Post. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Eamonn Sheridan". Leinster Rugby. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Titans add to their backline". Rotherham Titans. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Eamonn Sheridan – all time stats". Statbunker. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Abervaron 21–25 Rotherham Titans". Rotherham Titans. Archived from the original on 22 April 2013. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Rotherham Titans 59–26 Plymouth Albion". Rotherham Titans. Archived from the original on 5 May 2013. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Munster 9–9 Rotherham Titans". Rotherham Titans. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 
  8. ^ "London Irish sign Eamonn Sheridan and Fergus Mulchrone from Rotherham Titans". Sky Sports. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 
  9. ^ "London Irish 20–42 Saracens". London Irish. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 
  10. ^ Manicom, Alan (20 September 2013). "Smith backs Eamonn Sheridan to catch the eye of Ireland selectors". Reading Post. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 

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