Sean Cronin

    Sean Cronin
    Club / Province: St Marys / Leinster
    Position: Hooker
    Date of Birth: 6/5/86
    Height: 1.83m
    Weight: 105Kg
    Honours: 39 International caps Debut 2009 v Fiji First test try v Italy 2014 RBS Six Nations

    A dynamic hooker, Sean’s career began to take off while playing in the AIB League for Shannon.

    Outings for Ireland A and two appearances for his home province of Munster saw him attract the attention of Connacht who offered him a contract. Clearly benefiting from the gametime at Connacht.

    He earned his first cap against Fiji in November 2009 and his second cap came as a replacement to Rory Best during the Ireland v Wales Six Nations game in March 2010.

    When injury sidelined Best & Flannery, during the 2010 Autumn series, Cronin showed his worth playing in three of Irelands test games against Samoa, New Zealand and Argentina.

    Sean made his RBS 6 Nations bow in the victory over Wales at Croke Park in March 2010

    Sean signed a 2 year contract in January 2011 which saw him move to Leinster at the start of the 2011/12 season

    Member of 2011 RWC squad

    Fact Box

    - Won All-Ireland Championship with Shannon 2006, scoring a try in the final, and the Irish Cup with them in 2008

    - Joined Munster in 2006/7 for two years, went to Connacht for three seasons, and summer 2011 moved to Leinster

    - Won Churchill Cup with Ireland Wolfhounds 2009, scoring a try in the final v Saxons, also played in 2007 & 2008 tournaments

    - Senior test debut came against Fiji at the RDS in Dublin in November 2009.

    - Made his RBS 6 Nations bow in the victory over Wales at Croke Park in March 2010 but has yet to start a RBS 6 Nations game

    - Won Heineken Cup with Leinster im 2012 scoring a try in the victory over Ulster at Twickenham. Also scored a try in Leinster's PRO12 final v Ospreys a week later at RDS