Shane Monahan (rugby union)
|Full name||Shane Monahan|
|Date of birth||28 April 1987|
|Place of birth||Drogheda, Republic of Ireland|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||103 kg (16.2 st)|
|Rugby union career|
Shane Monahan (born 28 April 1987) is an Irish professional rugby union player.
Monahan previous played for Leinster as an academy player and for Connacht in Ireland. He then played for the English side Rotherham Titans in the RFU Championship where he became a stand out performer scoring eleven tries in the 2011-12 season as they finished seventh in the table.
Monahan signed a one-year deal to join Aviva Premiership side Gloucester Rugby for the 2012/13 season. His first highlight was scoring four tries in the Amlin Challenge Cup victory over London Irish. On 2 April 2013, it was announced that Monahan had signed a two-year contract extension to keep him at Gloucester until the end of the 2014/15 season.
On 13 August 2015, it was announced that Irish Pro12 side Munster had signed Monahan on a short-term contract as cover during the 2015 Rugby World Cup. He made his debut for Munster on 5 September 2015, starting against Treviso. Monahan left Munster in November 2015, upon the conclusion of his contract.
- "Gloucester sign Rotherham winger Monahan". This is Gloucestershire. 4 May 2012.
- "Gloucester: Nick Wood among nine to agree new contract". BBC. 2 April 2013. Retrieved 2 April 2013.
- "Monahan Joins On Short-Term Contract". munsterrugby.ie. 13 August 2015. Retrieved 13 August 2015.
- "Shaky Start For Munster". munsterrugby.ie. 6 September 2015. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
- "Squad Update". munsterrugby.ie. 10 November 2015. Retrieved 11 November 2015.
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