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Paddy Butler
Paddy Butler

Senior Debut:  v Connacht, December 2010, Sportsground

Heineken Cup Debut: v Racing Metro, October 2012, Stade de France

Club: Shannon RFC

School: Rockwell

International Honours: Ireland U20s

Twitter: @paddybutler8

As a 20-year-old he secured a development contract after impressing for the Ireland U20s in the 2010 Six Nations and at the Junior World Cup in Argentina.

He made the move to a senior contract at the start of the 2011/12 season and played a central role in Munster's victory in the British & Irish Cup.

Butler made his Heineken Cup debut in Paris coming on as replacement against Racing Metro in October 2012 and in total made seven Heineken Cup appearances in 2012/13.

Fractured his right thumb in his first Heineken Cup start against Edinburgh in October and missed eight games before returning to the starting XV in the 22-16 win against Connacht at the end of 2013.

Suffered from a spinal concussion while playing for Shannon in January 2014 which caused him to miss four games before returning against Treviso in March.

Named on Emerging Ireland squad for tour to Romania, June 2014.

Played in Emerging Ireland’s 2014 Nations Cup winning campaign, scoring a brace of tries against Romania.

Played 16 times in the 2014/15 season, including starts in the semi-final and final of the PRO12. Left Munster for French side Pau in the summer of 2015.

DOB1st Dec 1990
BirthplaceTipperary, Ireland
Height1.91 m (6' 3")
Weight106 kg (16 st 9 lb)
PositionNo. 8
Honours
Date Opposition Tries Conv DG Pen YC RC Pts Mins
19/09/2014
Zebre







80
27/09/2014
Ospreys







77
01/11/2014
Cardiff Blues
1





5
80
21/11/2014
Newport Gwent Dragons
1





5
80
28/11/2014
Ulster Rugby







78
26/12/2014
Leinster Rugby







53
01/01/2015
Connacht Rugby







17
10/01/2015
Zebre







12
25/01/2015
Sale Sharks







16
14/02/2015
Cardiff Blues







16
21/02/2015
Scarlets







12
28/02/2015
Glasgow Warriors







18
28/03/2015
Connacht Rugby







6
16/05/2015
Newport Gwent Dragons







71
23/05/2015
Ospreys
1





5
80
30/05/2015
Glasgow Warriors







63
Total Played 16 3
0
0
0
1
0
15
759
CompetitionTeamPlayedTriesConvDGPenYCRCPts
2014-2015 - European Rugby Champions Cup
Munster Rugby
0 +1







2014-2015 - Guinness PRO12
Munster Rugby
8 +7
3



1

15
2014-2015 Total

8 +8
3



1

15
2013-2014 - Heineken Cup
Munster Rugby
1 +1







2013-2014 - RaboDirect PRO12
Munster Rugby
7 +2
2





10
2013-2014 Total

8 +3
2





10
2012-2013 - Heineken Cup
Munster Rugby
0 +7




1


2012-2013 - RaboDirect PRO12
Munster Rugby
13 +5
2



1

10
2012-2013 Total

13 +12
2



2

10
2011-2012 - RaboDirect PRO12
Munster Rugby
4 +6







2011-2012 Total

4 +6







2010-2011 - Magners League
Munster Rugby
1 +1







2010-2011 Total

1 +1







Total - European Rugby Champions Cup

1 +9




1


Total - Guinness PRO12

33 +21
7



2

35
Total

34 +30
7
0
0
0
3
0
35
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