Des Fitzgerald

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Des Fitzgerald
Date of birth (1957-12-20) 20 December 1957 (age 62)
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight111 kg (17 st 6 lb 244 lb) [1]
SchoolDe la Salle College, Churchtown.
Rugby union career
Position(s) Prop

Desmond Fitzgerald (born 20 December 1957 in Dublin) is a former Irish rugby union international player who played for the Irish national rugby union team. He played as a prop forward. He played for the Ireland team from 1984 to 1992, winning 34 caps, after making his debut in February 1984 against England in a 12–9 defeat at Twickenham. He played in two Rugby World Cups: 1987 and 1991. He is the father of Irish International rugby player Luke Fitzgerald. [2]

Des was also an excellent GAA football player and he won a schools final while playing for De La Salle Rathfarnham National School in Croke Park in 1968.

His son Luke is an Irish rugby union player who played as a winger or fullback for Leinster Rugby and Ireland national rugby union team.

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