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Video | Introducing The Academy – Brian Gleeson

4th October 2023 By The Editor

Brian Gleeson celebrates with his family after his first senior appearance on Saturday.

Brian Gleeson celebrates with his family after his first senior appearance on Saturday. Inpho

We spoke to Brian Gleeson last month for his first interview since joining the Academy in the summer.

An exciting prospect, Gleeson scored two tries for Munster against the Barbarians on his first senior appearance last weekend.

The powerful back-row forward came up through the ranks at Thurles RFC and Rockwell College and has also represented Tipperary in hurling at underage level.

He was a Grand Slam winner and a World Championship finalist with the Ireland U20s last season along with playing for Garryowen in Division 1A of the AIL.

A young Brian Gleeson with Munster Defence Coach Denis Leamy and the European Cup in 2006.

A young Brian Gleeson with Munster Defence Coach Denis Leamy and the European Cup in 2006.

Our thanks to Kieran Ryan Benson for the use of his pictures of Brian in action with Garryowen in the video.

Video | Brian Gleeson Interview

2023/24 Tickets

URC Round 1: Saturday, October 21

Munster v Cell C Sharks, Thomond Park, 5.15pm; Buy tickets here

URC Round 3: Saturday, November 4

Munster v Dragons RFC, Musgrave Park, 5.15pm; Buy tickets here

URC Round 5: Saturday, November 18

Munster v DHL Stormers, Thomond Park, 5.15pm; Buy tickets here

URC Round 7: Friday, December 1

Munster v Glasgow Warriors, Musgrave Park, 7.35pm; Buy tickets here

Champions Cup Round 1: Saturday, December 9

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URC Round 8: Tuesday, December 26

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Champions Cup Round 4: Saturday, January 20

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URC Round 11: Friday, March 1

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URC Round 16: Saturday, May 11

Munster v Connacht, Thomond Park, 5.15pm; Buy tickets here

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