Saturday 24 September 2016

The Future is Bright: Steven McMahon (First year academy)

Published 26/02/2016 | 02:30

Steve McMahon
Steve McMahon

I was born in Dublin and when I was very young my family moved to Dungarvan. I started playing rugby when I was six with Dungarvan RFC and was there until U-17s before moving to Rockwell College for fifth year.

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I won the Munster Schools Senior Cup that year and lost out in the final a year later.

I played two seasons of Munster Schools before progressing to U-19s and U-20s. I've also lined out for Munster Development, 7s and Munster A along with getting capped for Ireland at U-19 level.

Favourite Munster game?

A toss-up between the two Heineken Cup finals in '06 and '08, and the match against the All Blacks in '08.

My most memorable match?

The Schools Senior Cup final that we won or this season's pre-season game where I came on for Munster against Grenoble in Thomond Park - it will be a day that will stay with me forever.

My favourite ground to play in?

Irish Independent Park. I've always enjoyed playing there as it's a nice big pitch with a great surface and I seem to do well there with all the teams I've played with: out of six games we have only lost once and I have scored six tries.

Date of birth: March 19, 1995

Place of birth: Dublin

Height: 178cm

Weight: 92kg

Position: Wing/full-back

Club: Garryowen

School: Rockwell College

University: UL, studying business

International honour: Ireland U-19s, Ireland U-19 7s

Other sports: I used to play football with Ballinacourty. Golf.

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