Saturday 27 May 2017

The future is bright: Darragh Moloney (Second year academy)

'I have always enjoyed playing in Thomond Park and I got the chance to play there when running out for Munster Schools against Leinster in the Interprovincial Championship'
'I have always enjoyed playing in Thomond Park and I got the chance to play there when running out for Munster Schools against Leinster in the Interprovincial Championship'
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

I am from Montenotte in Cork and started playing rugby with Christian Brothers College where I attended primary and second school.

I played Junior and Senior Cup rugby with the school, reaching the final of the Junior Cup and Bowen Shield.

I have been capped at Ireland Schools, Ireland U-19 and Ireland U-20 level, playing in the Junior World Championship in New Zealand in June 2014.

I joined the Munster sub-academy in 2013 before moving into the academy at the start of the 2014/15 season. I made my British & Irish Cup debut against Moseley last October.

Favourite Munster game: I was there the day Munster defeated Northampton Saints in Thomond Park after 41 phases of play and a winning drop-goal from Ronan O'Gara in the 84th minute.

Most memorable game I have played in: My most memorable game I've ever played was probably against New Zealand U-20s in Eden Park. Facing the haka was always a dream of mine and it was a fantastic occasion.

Favourite ground: I have always enjoyed playing in Thomond Park and I got the chance to play there when running out for Munster Schools against Leinster in the Interprovincial Championship.

Date of birth: September 26, 1994

Place of birth: Cork

Height: 196cm

Weight: 106kg

Position: Second-row

Club: Cork Con

School: Christian Brothers College Cork

University/College: UCC (Civil Engineering - hopefully going into third year next month)

International honours: 3 caps Irish Schools 2012, 1 cap Ireland U-19 2013, 4 caps Ireland U-20 2014.

Other sports played: When I was younger I played soccer with Mayfield's underage teams.

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