Mick Kearney

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Mick Kearney
Full name Michael Kearney
Date of birth (1991-03-29) 29 March 1991 (age 26)
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Height 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight 116 kg (18 st 4 lb)[1]
School Mount Temple Comprehensive
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock / Flanker
Current team Leinster
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011-15
2015-
Connacht
Leinster
68
18
(15)
Correct as of 07 Mar 2017
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011
2014
Ireland u20
Emerging Ireland
10
2
()
Correct as of 10 Feb 2015

Mick Kearney (born 29 March 1991) is a rugby union player from Ireland. He currently plays for Irish provincial team Leinster in the Pro14. His primary position is as a lock, though he has also played as a flanker.

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

Kearney, who is originally from Dublin and attended Mount Temple Comprehensive School, joined Connacht in 2011. He had previously played for amateur club Clontarf FC and been part of the Leinster youth set-up, from schools to under-19's and Leinster colleges.[2] He made his debut in a home match against Welsh side the Ospreys on 26 November that year, coming off the bench in a 6-17 loss.[3] Kearney made his first senior start for Connacht against his native province Leinster on 1 January 2012, playing at blindside flanker.[4] At the end of his first season with Connacht, Kearney had made 11 Pro 12 appearances for the team, 5 of them starts.[5] He had also played 3 times in the Heineken Cup, coming on as a replacement in both matches against Gloucester and the away match with Toulouse.[6]

Kearney played more often for Connacht in his second season, making 8 starts and 7 replacement appearances in the 2012-13 Pro 12.[7] He also played for the province in 4 of their 6 pool games in the 2013-14 Heineken Cup, starting all but one of his games.[8] He scored his first try for the team in a Pro 12 match away to Edinburgh on 12 April 2013, which Connacht won 24-32.[9]

In April 2015 it was announced that Kearney would return to his native province of Leinster for the 2015/16 season.[10]

International[edit]

Kearney has represented Ireland at under-age levels including playing for the Irish under-20 team. He was part of the squad that went to the 2011 IRB Junior World Championship in Italy. He started each of the group matches against England,[11] South Africa[12] and Scotland[13] in the second row, as well as the first game in the 5–8th place play-offs against South Africa.[14] He was left as a replacement for the final game against Wales, however.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.leinsterrugby.ie/team/results/squad_leinster_first_team.php?player=99510&includeref=dynamic
  2. ^ http://www.leinsterrugby.ie/news/4445.php#.VQIsgfmsWSo
  3. ^ "Connacht Rugby 6 - 17 Ospreys". RaboDirectPRO12. 26 November 2011. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "First Connacht Start For Kearney". Irish Rugby. 30 December 2011. Archived from the original on 2 February 2014. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Connacht Squad Index: Mick Kearney". RaboDirectPRO12. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "Player Archive: Mick Kearney". ERC. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "Connacht Squad Index: Mick Kearney". RaboDirectPRO12. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  8. ^ "Player Archive: Mick Kearney". ERC. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  9. ^ "Henshaw leaves it late as Connacht snatch victory". RaboDirectPRO12. 12 April 2013. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  10. ^ http://www.leinsterrugby.ie/news/13465.php#.VSaq7fnF-So
  11. ^ "2011 IRB Junior World Championship: England 33 - 25 Ireland". International Rugby Board. 10 June 2011. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  12. ^ "2011 IRB Junior World Championship: Ireland 26 - 42 South Africa". International Rugby Board. 14 June 2011. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  13. ^ "2011 IRB Junior World Championship: Ireland 30 - 13 Scotland". International Rugby Board. 18 June 2011. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  14. ^ "2011 IRB Junior World Championship: South Africa 57 - 15 Ireland". International Rugby Board. 22 June 2011. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  15. ^ "2011 IRB Junior World Championship: Wales 38 - 24 Ireland". International Rugby Board. 26 June 2011. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 

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