Eddie Halvey

Eddie Halvey
Full name Edward Oliver Halvey
Date of birth (1970-08-11) 11 August 1970
Place of birth Limerick, Ireland
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 108 kg
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Flanker
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
London Irish
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1995–97 Ireland 8 (10)
correct as of 15 Sep 2011.

Eddie Halvey (born 11 August 1970 in Limerick, Ireland) is a retired Irish rugby union footballer for Munster, London Irish and Ireland. He played as a Flanker. On 12 May 2009 he received a 7-year suspended sentence for causing the death of Kevin Walsh, then 16, in 2006 while driving at over twice the legal limit.


Halvey made his debut for Munster against Swansea in November 1995, a game that was also Munster's first ever Heineken Cup appearance.[1]

London Irish

He joined the Exiles in 2000,[2] and made his debut against Harlequins in August of that year. He started in the 2002 Powergen Cup Final at Twickenham, as London Irish defeated the Northampton Saints.[3]

Return to Munster

In 2002 Halvey rejoined Munster,[4] and went on to play a further two season with his home province, making his final appearance against Cardiff Blues in April 2004.[5]


Halvey made his Ireland debut against France in March 1995, during the 1995 Five Nations Championship.[6] He earnt three caps at the 1995 Rugby World Cup in South Africa, against Japan, Wales and France. The first of his two international tries came during the Japan match, and the second came four days later during the game against Wales. Halvey's last appearance for Ireland came against Canada in November 1997.


  1. "Munster 17 V 13 Swansea". munsterrugby.ie. 1 November 1995. Retrieved 15 September 2011.
  2. "Halvey the cream of London Irish crop". Daily Telegraph. 13 July 2000. Retrieved 15 September 2011.
  3. "Exiles claim Cup glory". BBC Sport. 20 April 2002. Retrieved 12 December 2009.
  4. "Eddie Halvey Returns to Munster". london-irish.com. 2 August 2002. Retrieved 15 September 2011.
  5. "Cardiff Blues 60 - 14 Munster". munsterrugby.ie. 30 April 2004. Retrieved 15 September 2011.
  6. "Ireland 7 - 25 France". ESPNscrum. 4 March 1995. Retrieved 15 September 2011.

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