The Future Is Bright: Ryan Foley (2nd year academy)
Published 12/02/2016 | 02:30
I grew up in Crosshaven, Co Cork where I first started playing rugby with my local club Crosshaven RFC. I then moved into Christian Brothers College for school and I made the transition from out-half to scrum-half before playing in the Schools Junior and Senior Cups
I went on to be capped for Ireland at U-19 and U-20s level and joined the Munster Academy in 2014. I now play my club rugby with Cork Con and I made my first pre-season appearance for Munster against Gloucester in August 2014 and recently made my B&I Cup debut for Munster A against Yorkshire Carnegie.
Favourite Munster game: The 2006 Heineken Cup final against Biarritz in Cardiff. Stringer's try in the corner made it!
Most memorable game: Playing against New Zealand in Eden Park at the U-20 World Cup in June 2014. Facing the haka was an incredible experience.
Favourite ground: It has to be my old school ground, CBC Lansdowne. The windiest pitch on earth but by far my favourite. I was lucky enough to be involved with the 'A' team that played London Scottish there in January, although the result didn't go our way I've always wanted to go back and play on that pitch again as it's a great set-up.
Date of birth: 14/12/1994
Place of birth: Crosshaven, Cork
Club: Cork Con
School: Christian Brothers College, Cork
International honours: 2 caps U-19, 6 caps U-20 2014
Other sports: I played soccer with Crosshaven and Carrigaline and in school. I also played GAA and basketball with Crosshaven.