|Date of birth
|31 July 1993
|Place of birth
|1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
|106 kg (16 st 10 lb)
|St. Mary's Knockbeg College
|Rugby union career
Tom Daly (born 31 July 1993) is an Irish rugby union player for Connacht. At 6'4" and 106-kg (16 stone), he plays the centre position. He formerly played for Lansdowne in the All Ireland League.
Daly featured for Leinster at both u-18 and u-19 youth levels, and entered the Leinster academy in 2013. After three years in the academy, he was awarded his first fully professional contract ahead of the 2016–17 season. He debuted in a November 2016 away win against Zebre, and made nine appearances in the 2016–17 season, mostly as a substitute. In an August 2017 pre-season Leinster match, Daly suffered damage to the ACL in his knee, forcing him to miss almost the entire 2017–18 season.[ citation needed ]
In December 2018, Daly joined Connacht on a loan deal for the remainder of the 2018–19 season. [ citation needed ]In April 2019, Daly signed a contract to remain at Connacht.
Daly played for Ireland at u-18 and u-19 level. He debuted for the Ireland under-20s in the 2013 Six Nations Under 20s Championship. He also featured in that year's u-20 Junior World Championship for Ireland, earning a total of 6 caps and scoring one try.
Daly was the captain of the Ireland national rugby sevens team. He was on the squad that played in the 2016 Men's Rugby Sevens Final Olympic Qualification Tournament attempting to qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, but the team was knocked out in the quarterfinals of the qualifying tournament by Spain and failed to advance to the Olympics.
In June 2021 he was called up to the senior Ireland squad for the Summer tests.
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