Munster Academy Year: Three
Position: Winger/Full Back
School: Bandon Grammar
Honours: Ireland U20 2013; Munster U18 Schools, U19 & U20 2012; Munster A
Sweetnam joined the academy at the start of the 2012/13 season after impressing for Munster U20s in the Interprovincial series.
The 20 year old commenced his rugby career with Dunmanway RFC, before making the move to senior club side UCC for season 2012/13. He now makes the move to Dolphin RFC for next season.
His involvement in the Irish U20s 6 Nation's campaign was his first representation at national age-grade rugby and he made 4 appearances including his first start against Italy. He then joined the U20s at the JWC in France and scored two tries on his first outing against Fiji.
Sweetnam also made his Munster A debut in the B&I Cup against Plymouth Albion in January 2013.
Darren is widely know in Cork for his hurling credentials playing with club side Dohenys GAA and lining out for the Cork Senior Hurlers in the Allianz League and the Championship in 2012. He also represented Ireland in hockey at U16s.
Played for a Munster 7’s side at the Limerick World Club 7s Festival in Thomond Park, August 2014.
Represented the Munster senior team in pre-season action, August 2014 - away to Gloucester and a week later in the SEAT Challenge against London Irish at the Waterford RSC.
|DOB||5th May 1993|
|Height||1.85 m (6' 1")|
|Weight||88 kg (13 st 12 lb)|