Mike Kiernan

Last updated
Birth nameMichael Joseph Kiernan
Date of birth (1961-01-17) January 17, 1961 (age 59)
Place of birth Cork, Ireland
SchoolPresentation Brothers College, Cork (PBC)
Notable relative(s) Tom Kiernan (uncle)
Mick Lane (uncle)
ChildrenAlison , James , Paul
Rugby union career
Position(s) centre
Senior career
YearsTeamApps(Points)
  Dolphin RFC ()
National team(s)
YearsTeamApps(Points)
1982-1991
1983
IRFU flag.svg  Ireland
Lions
43
3
(308)
(0)

Michael Joseph Kiernan (born 17 January 1961) [1] is a former Ireland international rugby union player.

He had 43 caps for Ireland, from 1982 to 1991, scoring 6 tries, 40 conversions, 62 penalties and 6 drop goals, in an aggregate of 308 points. He was called for the 1987 Rugby World Cup, playing in three games and scoring 1 try, 7 conversions, 5 penalties and 1 drop goal, in an aggregate of 37 points. [2]

In 1983 he toured New Zealand with the British and Irish Lions and at the time played club rugby for Dolphin RFC. His uncle, Tom Kiernan, was also an Irish and rugby union international and Lions player, as was his maternal uncle Mick Lane. [3]

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References

  1. Griffiths, John (1987). The Phoenix Book of International Rugby Records. London: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. pp. 12:24. ISBN   0-460-07003-7.
  2. Mike Kiernan International Statistics
  3. "Centre of attention: Michael Kiernan". Irish Examiner. 22 February 2014.