Thursday 18 January 2018

One for the future: Conor Oliver (1st year academy)

Conor Oliver Photo: Inpho/Billy Stickland
Conor Oliver Photo: Inpho/Billy Stickland

Conor Oliver

I was born in Dublin and grew up in Skerries. I played most of my underage rugby with Skerries RFC and then moved to Blackrock College for school where I played junior and senior cup rugby.

I played all representative levels, U-18, U-19, U-20s, with Leinster and Ireland. While playing club rugby with St Mary's I first represented Munster during an 'A' inter-pro in April 2015 and went on to play for Ireland in the World U-20s Championship in Italy in June.

I then joined the academy that summer before making my first senior appearance during the pre-season game against Grenoble in Thomond Park.

I now play club rugby with Garryowen and I've played throughout this season's B&I Cup campaign.

Favourite Munster game?

The 2008 Heineken Cup final against Toulouse in Cardiff.

Most memorable game I have played in?

The 2014 Leinster Schools Senior Cup final with Blackrock.

Favourite ground?

The Aviva Stadium. I played there this season for Garryowen against Lansdowne in the All-Ireland League and it was great to experience playing on it. I had trained on it before but had never played a full match there.


Date of birth: Sept 21, 1995

Place of birth: Dublin

Height: 183cm

Weight: 97kg

Position: Back-row

Club: Garryowen FC

School: Blackrock College

International honours : Irish U-18 (5 caps ) Irish U-19 (1 cap) Irish U-20 (4 caps)

Munster honours: A (5 caps)

Other sports played: Golf

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