Dave Kearney

Dave Kearney
Full name David Kearney
Date of birth (1989-06-19) 19 June 1989
Place of birth Dundalk, Ireland
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Weight 95.02 kilograms (14 st 13.5 lb)
School Clongowes Wood College
University University College Dublin
Rugby union career
Current status
Position(s) Wing
Current team Leinster
Playing career
Position Wing
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2009- Leinster 106 (95)
correct as of 10 Sep 2016.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Ireland u20
Emerging Ireland
correct as of 13 Feb 2016.

Dave Kearney (born 19 June 1989), is an Irish rugby union player who plays wing and fullback for Lansdowne, Leinster and Ireland. Kearney was born on 19 June 1989 in Dundalk, Co. Louth, Ireland. He attended Clongowes Wood College. Kearney's older brother, Rob starts at fullback for Leinster and the Ireland national rugby union team.



Kearney played his first match for Leinster on 16 May 2009 against The Newport Dragons when he entered the game as a substitute. He scored his first try in a Leinster jersey when playing Newport Dragons in December of the 2009–10 season, and was one of three matches in which Kearney played that season. In Kearney's third season with Leinster he scored four tries in 13 Magners League matches during the 2010–11 season.[1]


Kearney has 17 caps for the Ireland U-20 team, and 6 caps for Ireland Wolfhounds. In his second match for the Wolfhounds he scored a try against England Saxons on 28 January 2012. Kearney has 8 caps for the senior Ireland national rugby union team, making his debut against Samoa, when he came on as a substitute and scored two tries. He played in every match in the 2014 Six Nations Championship when Ireland won their 12th Championship title, being one of only 3 players to play the full 80 minutes in every game, along with his brother Rob, and Jamie Heaslip.


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