Frankie Sheahan

Frankie Sheahan
Full name Frank Jeremiah Sheahan
Date of birth (1976-08-27) 27 August 1976
Place of birth Toronto
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 107 kg (16 st 12 lb)
University University College Cork
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Hooker
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1996–2009 Munster 154 120
correct as of 5 Jun 2010.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Ireland A
correct as of 5 Jun 2010.

Frankie Sheahan (born August 27, 1976 in Toronto, Canada) is a retired rugby union hooker and played for Munster from 1996 up to the end of the 2008–09 season, and also for the Ireland where he gained 29 caps, having made his debut on June 10, 2000.

He was released by Munster at the end of the 2008–09 season after playing 153 games in thirteen seasons. He played his last game for Munster on the 15 May 2009 in 36-10 Celtic League win over the Ospreys at Thomond Park where the team also received the trophy as 2008–09 Celtic League winners.[1][2][3]

Sheahan agreed to join French Top 14 club Brive for the 2009–10 season, he was offered the choice of a two-year deal or a one-year contract with the option of a second season and has chosen the latter. "I spent the weekend there taking in the Brive-Montauban match, there’s a load of ambition," Sheahan said.[4] On May 15 he picked up an injury during the Celtic League win over the Ospreys and aggravated a chest problem. He had been struggling with the injury for the past four months and on 21 July 2009, he announced his immediate retirement from the game[5] after undergoing a scan.[6]

Following retirement, Frankie has become both an agent and is heavily involved in media work for both Sky Sports and RTE. He is the founder and managing director of Front Row Speakers - an international speakers bureau and talent management agency.

He also founded the Pendulum Summit, an international business and self-empowerment summit which takes place annually in Dublin, Ireland. Pendulum Summit 2014 was Ireland's first Business and Self-Empowerment Summit and saw 600 of the country's top business leaders in attendance. Keynote speaker on the day was Commander Chris Hadfield, Canadian Astronaut. Keynote speaker for Pendulum Summit 2015 was Deepak Chopra, while Tony Robbins headlined the 2016 event which attracted over 3,500 distinguished International business leaders and influencers. The 2017 Pendulum Summit, which again takes place at the Convention Centre Dublin, is expanded to a two day (Jan 11/12) event covering 5 masterclasses on important areas of professional development with Jack Canfield confirmed as the leading speaker.


  1. "Munster 36-10 Ospreys". BBC Sport. 2009-05-15. Retrieved 2009-05-20.
  2. "Munster add five-try glitz to ceremonial occasion". Irish Times. 2009-05-16. Retrieved 2009-05-20.
  3. "Across The Gain Line . . . with Colm Kinsella". Limerick Leader. 2009-05-20. Retrieved 2009-05-20.
  4. "Sheahan set for move to Brive". Irish Times. 2009-05-01. Retrieved 2009-05-20.
  5. "Sheahan hangs up his boots". RTÉ. 2009-07-21. Retrieved 2009-07-21.
  6. "Injury threatens Sheahan's Brive move". Setanta Sports. 2009-05-18. Archived from the original on June 1, 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-20.

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