Sean Cronin

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Not to be confused with the member of the Irish Republican Army Seán Cronin.
Not to be confused with the American politician Sean Cronin (Wisconsin politician).
Seán Cronin
Full name Seán Cronin
Date of birth (1986-05-06) 6 May 1986 (age 29)
Place of birth Limerick, Ireland
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Weight 105 kilograms (16 st 7 lb)
School Ardscoil Rís
University University of Limerick
Rugby union career
Current status
Position(s) Hooker
current team Leinster
Playing career
Position Hooker
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
correct as of 1 Apr 2015.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Ireland U21
Ireland Wolfhounds
correct as of 21 March 2015.

Sean Cronin (born 6 May 1986) is an Irish rugby player for Leinster in the Pro12. Cronin was educated at Ardscoil Rís in Limerick and has previously played with Shannon and Munster Rugby where he had progressed through their academy to a development contract. After a dynamic Schools Rugby career where he went on to play for Irish Schools, Cronin's rugby career began to take off while playing in the All-Ireland League for Shannon.

Outings for Ireland A and two Magners League appearances for his home province of Munster saw him attract the attention of Connacht who offered him a Full contract in the Summer of 2008. Clearly benefiting from the gametime at Connacht, he earned his first cap against Fiji in November 2009 and 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.

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

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]

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


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