Jeamie Deacon

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Jeamie Deacon
Date of birth (1987-06-25) June 25, 1987 (age 32) [1]
Place of birthCounty Wexford
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight77 kg (170 lb)
SchoolNewtown School, Waterford
UniversityMichigan State University
University College Dublin
Occupation(s)Teacher
Rugby union career
Position(s) Winger/Centre
Youth Career
199x–199x Enniscorthy
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2013– Blackrock College ()
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
2014– Leinster ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2015–  Ireland
National sevens team(s)
Years Team Comps
201x–  Ireland

Jeamie Deacon, also referred to as Jamie Deacon, is an Ireland women's rugby union international and an Ireland women's rugby sevens international. Deacon represented Ireland at the 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup. Deacon is also a former Ireland women's field hockey international. Between 2007 and 2009 she was named three times as an NFHCA All-American while playing field hockey for Michigan State Spartans. She also won Irish Senior Cup and Women's Irish Hockey League titles with UCD.

Early years, family and education[edit]

Deacon is the daughter of Niall and Anne Deacon.[2] Her father played rugby union for Enniscorthy. She was raised in the Killanne/Ballinlug district of County Wexford, near Enniscorthy.[3] She was educated at Newtown School, Waterford, Michigan State University and at University College Dublin.[1][2][4][5][6]

Field hockey[edit]

Jeamie Deacon
Personal information
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
2000–2006 Newtown School, Waterford
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Waterford
2005–2007 Old Alex
2007–2009 Michigan State Spartans
2010–2011 Railway Union
2011–2015 UCD Ladies
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006  Ireland

Old Alex[edit]

In 2005–06 while playing for Old Alex, Deacon was named the club's Young Player of the Season. In 2006–07 she was named club Player of the Season. She was also the club's leading goalscorer for the season.[2] In 2006 Deacon also played for Old Alexandra in the Irish Senior Cup final, losing 1–0 against Hermes.[7][8]

Michigan State Spartans[edit]

Between 2007 and 2009 Deacon attended Michigan State University on a hockey scholarship.[1][9] She majored in Civil Engineering and played for Michigan State Spartans in the 2007, 2008 and 2009 NCAA Division I Field Hockey Championships.[2][10][5] Deacon was named as an NFHCA All-American in all three years she played for Michigan State Spartans.[2][11][12]

Railway Union[edit]

Deacon played for Railway Union during the 2010–11 season.[13][14][15]

UCD[edit]

Deacon began playing for UCD in 2011.[15] She subsequently played for UCD in three successive Irish Senior Cup finals. In 2012, along with Chloe Watkins, Dora Gorman, Anna O'Flanagan and Deirdre Duke, she was a member of the UCD team that defeated Loreto 3–2.[16][17] UCD where finalists again in 2013 but this time Deacon finished on the losing side as they lost 3–2 to Railway Union.[18] In 2014 Deacon played in a third Irish Senior Cup final with UCD as they defeated Pembroke Wanderers 2–0 in the final. Her teammates on this occasion included Anna O'Flanagan, Deirdre Duke, Nicola Evans, Katie Mullan, Emily Beatty and Gillian Pinder.[19] The 2013–14 season saw UCD and Deacon complete a national double after they also won their first Women's Irish Hockey League title.[20][21][22] Deacon also played for UCD in the 2015 EuroHockey Club Champions Cup.[23] While attending University College Dublin, Deacon also qualified as a teacher.[4][5]

Ireland international[edit]

Deacon represented Ireland at Under-18 and Under-21 levels.[2][24] She was also included in the senior squad for the 2006 Celtic Cup.[25]

Rugby union[edit]

Clubs[edit]

Deacon first played rugby union at Under-10 and Under-12 level with Enniscorthy. However, after starting at Newtown School, Waterford she switched to field hockey. In 2013 she began training and playing for Blackrock College.[3][26][9][27]

Leinster[edit]

Deacon has also represented Leinster in the IRFU Women's Interprovincial Series [26][1][28]

Ireland international[edit]

Deacon was included in the 2015 Women's Six Nations Championship squad [27][29] but did not get to play.[3] On 14 November 2015 she made her international debut in an 8–3 defeat against England in an Autumn International at Twickenham Stoop.[1][4][26][30][31] Deacon represented Ireland at the 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup.[1][32][33]

Deacon is also an Ireland women's rugby sevens international.[34][35][36]

Teacher[edit]

Deacon is a Maths teacher at The High School, Dublin.[4][9][30][26] She has also coached the The High School's rugby union [5] and field hockey teams.[37]

Honours[edit]

Field hockey[edit]

UCD
Old Alexandra
Individual
  • NFHCA All-American
    • Winner: 2007, 2008, 2009

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Our 12 Leinster Girls in Green: Jeamie Deacon". www.leinsterrugby.ie. 28 July 2017. Retrieved 3 November 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "2008 Field Hockey Roster – Jeamie Deacon". msuspartans.com. Retrieved 3 November 2018.
  3. ^ a b c "Deacon nearly makes cut". www.wexfordpeople.ie. 3 February 2015. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d "A black eye Jeamie Deacon is happy to display". www.irishexaminer.com. 14 November 2015. Retrieved 3 November 2018.
  5. ^ a b c d "The High School Deacon". www.rugbyplayersireland.ie. 7 August 2017. Retrieved 3 November 2018.
  6. ^ "UCD First Year Sports Scholars Reception Photos". www.sportsfile.com. 27 March 2012. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  7. ^ "Hermes v Old Alexandra - Womens Irish Senior Cup Hockey Final Photos". www.sportsfile.com. 26 March 2006. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Hermes retain Women's Senior title". www.rte.ie. 26 March 2006. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  9. ^ a b c "Jeamie Deacon talks training, sacrifices and the upcoming Women's World Cup". www.blackrockcollegerfc.ie. 14 July 2017. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Deacon Selected First-Team Academic All-District". msuspartans.com. 22 May 2008. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  11. ^ "Jeamie Deacon Earns Second-Team All-America Honors". msuspartans.com. 19 November 2007. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  12. ^ "Rijpma and Deacon Named All-Americans". msuspartans.com. 23 November 2009. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  13. ^ "Leinster leaders hope for fixture decongestion". www.hookhockey.com. 7 January 2011. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  14. ^ "Deacon double blows title race open". www.hookhockey.com. 22 February 2011. Retrieved 3 November 2018.
  15. ^ a b "UCD – Women's Division One". www.hookhockey.com. 16 September 2011. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  16. ^ "UCD Ladies Hockey claim Electric Ireland Irish Senior Cup". www.ucd.ie. 14 May 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2016.
  17. ^ "Electric Ireland Womens Irish Senior Cup Final Loreto vs UCD". www.iopireland.org. 13 May 2012. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  18. ^ "Railway Union 3-2 UCD". www.rte.ie. 24 March 2013. Retrieved 26 March 2013.
  19. ^ "UCD win Irish Senior Cup". www.ucd.ie. 24 February 2014. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  20. ^ "Deacon delights over-hauled UCD line-up". www.hookhockey.com. 11 February 2013. Retrieved 3 November 2018.
  21. ^ "UCD – Women's Leinster Division One". www.hookhockey.com. 19 September 2014. Retrieved 17 August 2018.
  22. ^ "UCD v Railway Union - Irish Senior Women's Hockey League Final Photos". www.sportsfile.com. 6 April 2014. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
  23. ^ "Frustration abounds as UCD fall to Rot Weiss in contentious fashion". www.hookhockey.com. 3 April 2015. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  24. ^ "European Junior Hockey Championships". www.rte.ie. 23 July 2004. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  25. ^ "Women's squad for Celtic Cup". www.rte.ie. 3 August 2007. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  26. ^ a b c d "Deacon has found true calling since putting faith in Leinster". www.independent.ie. 14 September 2018. Retrieved 3 November 2018.
  27. ^ a b "Six Nations 2015: Jeamie Deacon in at the deep end". www.irishtimes.com. 4 February 2015. Retrieved 3 November 2018.
  28. ^ "Irish women's interpros set for fascinating finale". www.sixnationsrugby.com. 14 September 2018. Retrieved 3 November 2018.
  29. ^ "Women's Six Nations: 12 uncapped players in Ireland squad". www.bbc.co.uk. 20 January 2015. Retrieved 3 November 2018.
  30. ^ a b "Deacon delighted with international debut". www.wexfordpeople.ie. 17 November 2015. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  31. ^ "England women edge to Ireland win at Twickenham Stoop". www.bbc.co.uk. 14 November 2015. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  32. ^ "Worlds await Katie, Jeamie". www.wexfordpeople.ie. 12 August 2017. Retrieved 3 November 2018.
  33. ^ "Ireland slump to Wales loss as World Cup ends on low". www.rte.ie. 27 August 2017. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  34. ^ "Jeamie Deacon". www.irishrugby.ie. Retrieved 3 November 2018.
  35. ^ "Ireland Women's 7s squad named for Elche 7s". www.leinsterrugby.ie. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 6 November 2018.
  36. ^ "Ireland Women's Sevens Squad Announced For Sydney". www.irishrugby.ie. 15 January 2018. Retrieved 6 November 2018.
  37. ^ "High School claim maiden All-Ireland title". www.hookhockey.com. 22 April 2016. Retrieved 4 November 2018.