Saturday 18 November 2017

The future is bright: John Madigan (Third year academy)

John Madigan
John Madigan

John Madigan

I am from Charleville and started playing rugby with Charleville RFC when I was seven years old. My father John and brother Brian both played with Munster so I got my interest from them and have been lucky enough to follow in their footsteps. I played with Charleville until I was 17 years old and then moved to Dolphin RFC for senior rugby. I started off playing in the back-row but moved to the second-row around the same time. I have represented Munster at U-18s and 20s level and played for Ireland U-18s also. I joined the academy in 2013 and now in my final year I recently signed a one-year development contract and am looking forward to getting back playing after rehabbing respective knee and shoulder injuries this season.

Favourite Munster game: I would have to say the 2006 Heineken Cup final in Cardiff.

Most memorable game: It was when I made my Munster debut starting against Treviso in the Pro12 earlier this season in Irish Independent Park.

Favourite ground: For the very reason of making my debut there I would have to say Irish Independent Park, but it is not the only reason as it is also where I play my club games with Dolphin and just enjoy running out there.

Date of birth: 1/9/1994

Place of birth: Limerick

Height: 1.99cm

Weight: 21kg

Position: Second-row

Club: Dolphin RFC

School: Charleville CBS

College: UCC, 4th year of BIS

International Honours: 3 Ireland U-18 caps in 2012

Munster Honours: Munster U18s 2011, Munster U20s 2012 and 2013

Other sports played: Hurling, football and golf

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