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The future is bright: Ryan Feehily (Sub academy)

Ryan Feehily

Published 04/03/2016 | 02:30

Ryan Feely
Ryan Feely

I played a variety of sports when I was younger. I was first introduced to rugby when I was ten, by my neighbour, who was the coach for the U-11 Community Games rugby team and also the Sligo RFC U-11s coach.

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After I competed for the Community Games team, he then encouraged me to join Sligo RFC.

I went to Sligo Grammar School, and played three years of junior rugby and two years of senior rugby. I was fortunate enough to participate in two Junior Cup finals, and one Senior Cup final. We also won one Junior Development Cup.

I played centre until junior level, where I moved to full-back but I was always a utility back. Scrum-half is now my preferred position.

I represented Connacht U-18s for two years and played with the U-20s this year.

Favourite Connacht game: Watching Connacht beat Leinster 10-9 at the Sportsground last season would have to be the most memorable.

Most memorable game I have played in?

Winning the Senior Cup final in 2014 and being awarded Man of the Match was a special moment. It went to a replay, were complete underdogs, and won by a very tight margin

Favourite ground?

Although playing against Ulster in Ravenhill was spectacular, it would have to be the Sportsground. The atmosphere there is amazing.

Date of birth: February 16, 1997

Place of birth: Sligo

Height: 172cm

Weight: 85kg

Position: Scrum-half

Club: Sligo RFC

School: Sligo Grammar School

University/College: NUIG

Other sports played: Hurling (Naomh Eoin and Sligo), Football (St Mary's GAA Club and Sligo), Soccer (Merville Utd).

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