Terry Kingston (born 19 September 1963 in Cork) is a former Irish rugby union international player who played for the Irish national rugby union team. He played as a hooker.
He played for the Ireland team from 1987 to 1996, winning 30 caps. In total he played in three Rugby World Cup's, at 1987, 1991 and 1995 where he was captain of the Irish team. He is also a former Munster Rugby player, and was captain of the Munster team that beat Australia (the then Rugby World Cup holders) in 1992.
Neil Antony Back MBE is a former international rugby union footballer for England and the British and Irish Lions who also played for Nottingham RFC, Leicester Tigers, and captained both England and Leicester during his career.
Keith Wood is an Irish former international rugby union footballer who played hooker for Ireland, the Lions, Garryowen, Harlequins and Munster. He was nicknamed 'The Raging Potato' because of his bald head. He was also known as 'Uncle Fester' due to his resemblance to a character in The Addams Family. Wood is considered by many to be the best hooker in rugby union during his era, winning the inaugural World Rugby Player of the Year, and among the best hookers in the history of rugby union.
Douglas Charles Howlett is a retired professional New Zealand rugby union player. He was primarily a wing, but he also covered fullback at national and international levels. He finished his career with Munster Rugby in Ireland. With an outstanding 49 tries in 62 tests, Howlett is currently the seventh-highest try scorer in rugby union history and first on the all-time highest try scorers' list for the All Blacks.
Ulster Rugby is one of the four professional provincial rugby teams from the island of Ireland. They compete in the Pro14 and the European Rugby Champions Cup.
Andrew David Farrell, is coach of the Irish national rugby team and a former coach for the English national rugby team and former rugby league and rugby union player. He is the head coach for Ireland following the 2019 Rugby World Cup. He is the father of England rugby union player Owen Farrell.
Terence David "Terry" Holmes is a Welsh former rugby union, and professional rugby league footballer who won 25 caps for Wales as a scrum-half, and later played rugby league for Bradford Northern.
Shannon Rugby Football Club is the most successful club in the All Ireland League, having won the competition nine times. They hail from Limerick near the banks of the Shannon river. Shannon RFC is a member of the Irish Rugby Football Union Munster Branch. The club is one of the top amateur sides in Ireland has seen many of its players progress to professional and international rugby. The 1st XV plays in Division 1B of the All-Ireland League.
Dolphin Rugby Football Club is a rugby union club in Cork. It was founded in 1902, by members of Dolphin Swimming Club seeking to find a wintertime activity. They play in Division 2A of the All-Ireland League.
Michael Joseph Galwey won an All-Ireland Senior Football Championship with the Kerry Gaelic football team in 1986, as a 19-year-old, before turning to rugby union. He is thus the only winner of an "All-Ireland" in both rugby union and Gaelic football. He also holds County Championship medals in Senior, Junior and Minor grades. His nickname 'Gaillimh' comes from the name of Irish town Galway, in the Irish language.
Michael Rowan O'Driscoll is an Irish former rugby union player. He played for Munster in the Pro12 and Heineken Cup, and played internationally for Ireland. He was an integral senior player for Munster and captained the province numerous times, particularly during the 2008–09 season.
Mark Gerarde Ring played rugby union for Cardiff, Pontypool and Wales between 1982 and 1996. He was regarded as among the most gifted players of his generation but his career was hampered by serious injury.
Donal Gerard Lenihan is a retired Irish rugby union player. He appears regularly as a co-commentator on TV and radio for rugby matches and writes for the Irish Examiner, as well as working as a financial consultant in Cork. Lenihan was inducted into the Munster Rugby Hall of Fame in April 2019. He was awarded with the Guinness Rugby Writers of Ireland Hall of Fame in November 2013. He was awarded as Irish rugby’s ‘Player of the Decade’ for the 1980s by the Irish Times. Elected President Cork Constitution Football Club 2020-2021
Denis Patrick Leamy is a former Irish professional rugby union player. He was a back-row forward who could play either flanker or at number 8, and occasionally played at centre. He ended his club rugby career for Munster in the Pro12 and Heineken Cup, and internationally for Ireland. He officially announced his retirement in May 2012 due to a long-standing hip injury.
Eoin Reddan is an Irish rugby union player who plays at scrum half. He initially attended the Jesuit boarding school, Clongowes Wood, before moving school to Crescent College Comprehensive where he captained the school side. On leaving school he studied at the University of Limerick.
Alan Quinlan is a retired Irish rugby union player. He played for Munster and was registered to All-Ireland League side Shannon. He retired from rugby in May 2011.
Jonathan Sexton is an Irish rugby union player who plays as a fly-half for Leinster Rugby and Ireland, and also captains both teams. He also previously represented the British and Irish Lions in both 2013 and 2017 and has scored over 700 points in his international career, making him one of the highest points-scorers in rugby union history.
Peter O'Mahony is an Irish rugby union player. He plays for Munster in the Pro14 and European Rugby Champions Cup and Ireland internationally. During his career, O'Mahony has captained Presentation Brothers College, Ireland U18, Ireland U20, Munster, Ireland and the British and Irish Lions. He plays primarily as a flanker, but can also play at number 8, and represents Cork Constitution in the All-Ireland League.
Christiaan Johan Stander is a South Africa-born rugby union player, who represents Ireland after qualifying through residency. He can play either as a flanker or number 8. He played for Blue Bulls in the Currie Cup between 2010 and 2012 and for the Bulls in Super Rugby in 2012. He moved to Irish province Munster in 2012 and made his debut for Ireland in 2016. In 2017, Stander was also selected for the British and Irish Lions.
The 2019–20 PRO14 was the nineteenth season of the professional rugby union competition originally known as the Celtic League. It was the third season to be referred to as the PRO14.
Paul Cunningham is an Irish former rugby union player and coach.
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