Cian Healy

    Cian Healy
    Club / Province: Clontarf / Leinster
    Position: Prop
    Date of Birth: 7/10/87
    Height: 1.85m
    Weight: 110Kg
    Honours: 84 International Caps Six Nations Debut v Italy 6/2/2010 Debut 2009 v Australia

    Cian’s progress through the ranks has been rapid. He first came to the attention of Emerald Rugby readers in May 2005 when we featured him as a ‘Young Gun’. Cian made his Leinster senior debut exactly two years later in 2007 after impressing the management with his performance in the Irish U20 Grand Slam winning team. Cian has been capped at Irish Schools, U19 and U20 level. He played for Ireland ‘A’ against the England Saxons last February.

    Cian earned his first senior international cap against Australia in Croke Park on Sunday 15th November as part of Ireland's Guinness Autumn test series. On debut, he was solid in the set piece but his ability to carry ball and break down defences was outstanding. He was called into the Ireland starting XV against South Africa on 28th November 09 where he earned his second cap, before going on to start in all of Ireland's games for the 2010 Six Nations

    Member of 2011 RWC squad and scored a try against France in his 20th test

    Fact Box

    - Educated Belvedere College, played for Leinster and Ireland at Schools, U19 and U20 levels, and was a member of the Ireland U20 Six Nations Grand Slam winning side in 2007

    - Made his senior Leinster debut in 2006/7 and won the Magners League title with the province the following season, 2007/8

    - A Magners League Grand Finalist with Leinster in 2010 & 2011, has recently signed a 3 year extension to his contract that will keep him with the province until the end of the 2015/16 season

    - Played No 1 in all three of Leinster's Heineken Cup victories, 2009, 2011 and scoring a try in last season's win over Ulster

    - Won Churchill Cup with Ireland Wolfhounds in 2009, having also played in 2008 competition

    - Test debut came against Australia at Croke Park in November 2009; the only game he missed in Ireland's last 18 was against Scotland at Murrayfield in round 3

    - Made his RBS 6 Nations bow in the opening game of the 2010 competition against Italy at Croke Park; started in the number 1 shirt in the following 17 Championship games

    - Scored his first test try in RWC warm up game v France, August 2011 on his 20th appearance, and his first RBS 6 Nations try in the round 1 victory over Wales at the Millennium Stadium