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Sean McCarthy
Sean McCarthy

League Debut:  v Cardiff Blues, March 2016, The Arms Park.

Position: Second Row

Club: Shannon

School:  Castleisland Community College and Rockwell College

International Honours: Ireland U18 Schools; Ireland U19s; Ireland U20s 2013

The second row Currow native is nephew of Munster great Mick Galwey.  

During his time in Rockwell he won two Munster Schools Senior Cup titles, captaining the side that won the title in 2012 and a few weeks later went on to play for Ireland U19s against France and England.

Sean represented the Munster U20s in the Interprovincial series in September 2012 and made the move from sub academy to academy at the start of season 2013/14.  

He featured in three of the Ireland U20s 6 Nations games in 2013, starting against Italy and coming on against England and France before joining the U20s in France for the JWC where he featured in four of the games.

Other representations include playing basketball for Ireland U16s and minor football with Kerry in 2011. 

Made his B&I Cup debut for Munster A in the quarter-final against Leinster A in April '14 and represented the Munster senior team in pre-season action in August 2014 away to Gloucester and a week later in the SEAT Challenge against London Irish at the Waterford RSC.

Made five starts for Munster A in the 2014/15 B&I Cup.  Sustained an ankle injury in January '15 that kept him out of action for the remainder of the season.

Featured for the senior squad in Munster's pre-season friendlies against Grenoble and Connacht at Thomond Park in August 2015 and went on to start every game in Munster A's British and Irish Cup campaign for the season.

Signed a one-year development contract making the move up to the senior squad at the start of the 2016/17 season.

Made his league debut coming off the bench against Cardiff Blues at the Arms Park in March 2016 and the following May was nominated for Academy Player of the Year.

DOB12th Feb 1993
BirthplaceKerry, Ireland
Height1.98 m (6' 6")
Weight118 kg (18 st 8 lb)
PositionLock
Honours
Date Opposition Tries Conv DG Pen YC RC Pts Mins
13/11/2015
London Scottish







80
20/11/2015
Yorkshire Carnegie







70
11/12/2015
Ospreys Premiership Select
1





5
80
20/12/2015
Ospreys Premiership Select







80
17/01/2016
Yorkshire Carnegie







80
23/01/2016
London Scottish







80
Total Played 6 1
0
0
0
1
0
5
470
Munster A
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