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Irish rugby players who play/ed for a province that is not their own

  • 26-04-2019 4:53pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,752 ✭✭✭ its_steve116


    Been reading an article on Conor Dean, son of Paul, who is from Dublin and attended Blackrock College but is playing for Connacht.

    I can also think of Joey Carbery, who plays for Munster despite being from Kildare.

    Can anyone else think of any other Irish rugby players who played for a different province?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 179 ✭✭ jayobray


    Tony Ward


  • Registered Users Posts: 37,978 irishbucsfan


    There are loads. Sean Cronin, Mike Ross, Jordi Murphy, Eoin Reddan, Andrew Conway, Felix Jones, John Cooney to name a few recent internationals


  • Registered Users Posts: 286 ✭✭ yoursaviour1989


    Been reading an article on Conor Dean, son of Paul, who is from Dublin and attended Blackrock College but is playing for Connacht.

    I can also think of Joey Carbery, who plays for Munster despite being from Kildare.

    Can anyone else think of any other Irish rugby players who played for a different province?

    Literally tons. A more interesting question would be if anyone has played for all 4.
    I know currently John Cooney and Sean Cronin have represented 3 each. Anyone ever get the full house?


  • Registered Users Posts: 738 ✭✭✭ Gaillimh1976


    Van der Flier
    Paul Boyle (wexford/connacht)
    Stephen Fitzgerald
    John Cooney has played for Ulster & Connacht
    AJ McGinty
    Ian Keatley

    There must be dozens more


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,066 ✭✭✭ Richie_Rich89


    Robbie Henshaw


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  • Registered Users Posts: 37,978 irishbucsfan


    Literally tons. A more interesting question would be if anyone has played for all 4.
    I know currently John Cooney and Sean Cronin have represented 3 each. Anyone ever get the full house?

    No. Cillian Willis was the first to reach 3 I think in the pro era, but don’t think any have hit 4 yet


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,076 ✭✭✭ ClanofLams


    Literally tons. A more interesting question would be if anyone has played for all 4.
    I know currently John Cooney and Sean Cronin have represented 3 each. Anyone ever get the full house?

    John Fogarty also did 3. Don’t think anyone has 4, definitely not in the professional era


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,500 ✭✭✭ Sabre0001


    Ian Nagle up to 3.

    Tadhg Beirne, Sam Arnold.

    🤪



  • Registered Users Posts: 12,554 ✭✭✭✭ errlloyd


    Van Der Flier is from Leinster and plays for Leinster.

    Steve Crosbie did three too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 738 ✭✭✭ Gaillimh1976


    errlloyd wrote: »
    Van Der Flier is from Leinster and plays for Leinster.

    Steve Crosbie did three too.




    Yes I got confused between him & Jordi the Nordi


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  • Registered Users Posts: 286 ✭✭ yoursaviour1989


    Keatley has 3 too actually.
    I thought there may be some reserve prop that was 4th/5th choice at a couple of provinces and just bounced around picking up contracts not playing much and remaining relatively unknown who may have done it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,564 ✭✭✭✭ Buer


    No. Cillian Willis was the first to reach 3 I think in the pro era

    The mighty Ronan McCormack disputes this.


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,045 ✭✭✭✭ Squidgy Black


    Van der Flier

    Van der Flier is from Wicklow and plays for Leinster......

    Robbie Henshaw
    Jeremy Loughman
    Eric O'Sullivan
    Nick Timoney
    Conor Oliver
    Mick Kearney
    Ian Nagle
    Dave Shanahan
    Sam Arnold
    Andrew Conway
    Chris Farrell
    James Hart
    Marty Moore
    Jordi Murphy
    Tom O'Toole
    Tom Daly
    Stephen Fitzgerald

    And there's a heap more, they're just the ones who are still playing that haven't been mentioned already off the top of my head


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,218 ✭✭✭✭ bilston


    Been reading an article on Conor Dean, son of Paul, who is from Dublin and attended Blackrock College but is playing for Connacht.

    I can also think of Joey Carbery, who plays for Munster despite being from Kildare.

    Can anyone else think of any other Irish rugby players who played for a different province?

    Currently Ulster have plenty of players originally from Leinster

    Eric O'Sullivan
    Marty Moore
    Tom O'Toole (born there, but developed in Australia and then went through the Ulster schools system but qualifies for the purpose of your question)
    Alan O'Connor
    Nick Timoney
    Greg Jones
    Jordi Murphy
    John Cooney
    Dave Shanahan

    And then Clive Ross and Ian Nagle (although ironically on loan from Leinster) are both from Munster.

    Oh and Jack McGrath is joining Ulster next season.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,235 ✭✭✭ Yeah_Right



    I can also think of Joey Carbery, who plays for Munster despite being from Kildare Mahurangi.

    FYP

    :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,967 ✭✭✭✭ The Lost Sheep


    Literally tons. A more interesting question would be if anyone has played for all 4.
    I know currently John Cooney and Sean Cronin have represented 3 each. Anyone ever get the full house?
    Quite few played 3 none 4 yet. Some of the current players to have played for 3 are Sean Cronin, Ian Nagle, Angus Lloyd
    Van der Flier
    Paul Boyle (wexford/connacht)
    Stephen Fitzgerald
    John Cooney has played for Ulster & Connacht
    AJ McGinty
    Ian Keatley

    There must be dozens more
    Van Der Flier hasnt.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,691 ✭✭✭ aloooof


    Don't think anyone has mentioned James Ryan has played for Munster yet?

    ;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 37,978 irishbucsfan


    Buer wrote: »
    The mighty Ronan McCormack disputes this.

    Barely a pro!


  • Subscribers Posts: 36,277 ✭✭✭✭ sydthebeat


    aloooof wrote: »
    Don't think anyone has mentioned James Ryan has played for Munster yet?

    ;)

    You beat me to it


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,823 ✭✭✭✭ Riskymove


    Robin Copeland at 2 neither of which were his home province

    At pro level anyway, not sure if he played underage


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  • Registered Users Posts: 23,564 ✭✭✭✭ Buer


    Barely a pro!

    The case for a dislike button gathers momentum.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,564 ✭✭✭✭ Buer


    Riskymove wrote:
    Robin Copeland at 2 neither of which were his home province

    At pro level anyway, not sure if he played underage

    He played Leinster A if that's any good.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,191 ✭✭✭ swiwi_


    No one owns their province they’re just keeping it warm for the next generation.


  • Registered Users Posts: 37,978 irishbucsfan


    Buer wrote: »
    The case for a dislike button gathers momentum.

    Hmm...


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,386 ✭✭✭✭ Trojan


    Bernard Jackman, Eric Miller.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,841 Squatter


    Didn't Limerickman Eoin Reddan play for three, or did Munster miss out on him?


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,077 ✭✭✭ Heroditas


    Squatter wrote: »
    Didn't Limerickman Eoin Reddan play for three, or did Munster miss out on him?

    Reddan played for Munster. I remember him lining out in Donnybrook against Leinster in 2003 just before the RWC started.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,564 ✭✭✭✭ Buer


    Squatter wrote:
    Didn't Limerickman Eoin Reddan play for three, or did Munster miss out on him?

    He did indeed.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,737 ✭✭✭ jacothelad


    Stephen Ernest Fitzroy Blake-Knox. Born in Dublin but played for Ulster and Ireland back in the mists of time....i.e. when I was playing....;););)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 23,564 ✭✭✭✭ Buer


    jacothelad wrote:
    Stephen Ernest Fitzroy Blake-Knox. Born in Dublin but played for Ulster and Ireland back in the mists of time....i.e. when I was playing....

    Were you on the Crusades together?


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