The future is bright: Conor Kenny (Sub academy)
Published 11/03/2016 | 02:30
I was born in London in 1996 but moved to Ferbane, Co Offaly - my dad's home town - before my sister was born in 1998. Soon after, when we had settled in Ferbane, I started playing hurling, I loved it but then I found rugby with the West Offaly Lions. My dad Donal used to help my coaches right up to U-12.
I then moved to play with Buccaneers in Athlone for U-16s upwards. I had always been in the front-row, starting at loosehead but then when I got picked by Connacht at U-18s level, I moved over to tighthead.
I moved from Gallen CS in Ferbane to Garbally Collage in Ballinasloe in fifth year to play more rugby. We didn't have a great time at Senior Cup level that year but the next year we won, beating Summerhill by a point.
I was an unused sub for the Ireland U-20s against Wales in this year's Six Nations, but made my debut against France in Narbonne a week later.
Favourite Connacht game?
When the senior team beat Leinster 10-9 last season in the Guinness Pro12.
Most memorable game I have played in?
Losing to Sligo Grammar in the Connacht Schools Senior Cup by one point - I will never forget it!
The Sportsground - you can't beat the atmosphere
Date of birth: July 25, 1996
Place of birth: London, United Kingdom
Position: Tighthead prop
Club: Buccaneers RFC
School: Garbally College
University/College: Will be starting in college next year
International honours: Ireland U-20 caps in 2016 Six Nations
Other sports played: I used to play hurling and I do miss it as too I really enjoyed it!