Sean Cronin

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Seán Cronin
Birth name Seán Cronin
Date of birth (1986-05-06) 6 May 1986 (age 32)
Place of birth Limerick, Ireland
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Weight 105 kg (16.5 st; 231 lb)
School Ardscoil Rís
University University of Limerick
Griffith College Dublin
Rugby union career
Position(s) Hooker
Current team Leinster
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2005–2008
2008–2011
2011–
Munster
Connacht
Leinster
2
62
125

(40)
(110)
Correct as of 6 January 2017
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2005–2006
2007–2010
2009–
Ireland u21
Ireland Wolfhounds
Ireland
4
11
62
(5)
(5)
(25)
Correct as of 9 June 2018

Sean Cronin (born 6 May 1986) is an Irish rugby player who plays as a hooker for Leinster in the Pro14. He also plays for the Ireland national rugby union team.

Youth[edit]

Cronin was educated at Ardscoil Rís in Limerick. He previously played with Shannon and Munster Rugby where he had progressed through their academy to a development contract. Cronin's rugby career began to take off while playing in the All-Ireland League for Shannon.

Before becoming a professional rugby player, Cronin played minor Gaelic football with Limerick in 2004. He also won a Limerick Senior Football Championship medal with Monaleen in 2005.

Professional[edit]

Outings for Ireland A and two Celtic League appearances for his home province of Munster saw Cronin attract the attention of Connacht who offered him a full contract in the summer of 2008. In January 2011 it was announced that Cronin would join Leinster Rugby on a 2-year contract for the 2011–12 season, after 3 seasons at Connacht.[1]

Ireland[edit]

Cronin represented Ireland in rugby at Ireland Schools, U19, U21, and A (Ireland Wolfhounds) levels.

Cronin earned his first cap against Fiji in November 2009. His second cap came as a replacement for Rory Best during the Ireland v Wales Six Nations game in March 2010. He won his first start against New Zealand in the 2010 summer tests and also started against Australia.

On the 10th of March 2018 Cronin scored an unlikely try, in Ireland's 28-8 win over Scotland. The win clinched the 2018 Six Nations title for Ireland and is surely a career highlight for all Irish players involved.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/rugby_union/my_club/leinster/9372037.stm
  2. ^ {{cite news|url=https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/43319510%7Ctitle=Six Nations: Ireland 28-8 Scotland|date=10 March 2018|work=BBC Sports|accessdate=10 March 2018}

http://hoganstand.com/Limerick/ArticleForm.aspx?ID=156156

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