|Birth name||Michael Joseph Kiernan|
|Date of birth||January 17, 1961|
|Place of birth||Cork, Ireland|
|School||Presentation Brothers College, Cork (PBC)|
|Notable relative(s)|| Tom Kiernan (uncle)|
Mick Lane (uncle)
|Children||Alison , James , Paul|
|Rugby union career|
Michael Joseph Kiernan (born 17 January 1961)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.
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.
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