1st XV Player Profiles

Senior Player Profiles

Darren Horan (Club Captain)

Back Row
Born: 1988
Height: 5ft 10in
Weight: 95kg
Occupation: Accountant
Darren was educated at Ard Scoil Ris, Limerick. He played rugby for Shannon and Nenagh Ormond before joining Old Wesley. He won the Player of the Year trophy in 2014-15 season. This is his sixth season in the Senior squad and his 2nd as Club Captain.

Aaron Atkinson

Scrum Half
Born: 1994
Height 5ft 9in
Weight: 80kgs
Occupation: Trainee Accountant
Aaron was educated at Villiers College, Limerick and played underage rugby with Killaloe-Ballina RFC.  Has represented Munster Youths, Under 19s and Under 20s. He has played with Garryowen and UCC and joins Old Wesley this season from Highfield RFC.

Conor Barry

Wing Forward
Born: 1995
Height 6ft 1in
Weight: 95kgs
Occupation: Civil Engineer
Conor was educated at Hamilton High School, Bandon and University College, Cork. He represented Munster at Under 20s and won Man of the Match in one of the interpros.  He previously played for Bandon RFC and joins Old Wesley this season from UCC.

Stephen Boyle

Back Row
Born: 1987
Height: 5ft 11in
Weight: 95kg
Occupation: Electrician
Educated at Mount Temple and represented Leinster A Schools and Leinster Youths.  Stephen started his rugby with the Old Wesley Mini section and returned five seasons ago from his local club Clontarf where he joined on leaving school.

David Braithwaite

Wing
Born: 1995
Height 6ft 3in
Weight: 85kgs
Occupation: Student
Educated at Kilkenny College David played for two seasons at U20 level.  This is his third season in the senior squad and he carries on a proud family tradition following his father Ken who is a former Old Wesley Club Captain.

Matthew Bursey

Back Row
Born: 1996
Height 6ft 1in
Weight: 88kgs
Occupation: Student
Educated at The Kings Hospital, Matthew has represented Leinster at Under 18, Under 19 and Under 20 levels. He played Mini and Youth rugby with Old Wesley.  He is a son of former Old Wesley Captain and President Dave Bursey. His third season in the senior squad.

Aaron Browne

Second Row
Born: 1997
Height 6ft 6in
Weight: 104kgs
Occupation: Student
Aaron was educated at Cistern College Roscrea and was a member of their historic first ever Leinster Senior Cup winning team in 2015.  He has represented Leinster Schools and also Ireland at U18 level.  His second season with Old Wesley.

 

James Burton

Prop Forward
Born: 1988
Height: 5ft 10in
Weight: 104kgs
Occupation: Accountant
Educated at Ard Scoil Ris in Limerick, James played with UL Bohemian RFC before moving to college in Galway where he played with Corinthians. His sixth season in the Senior Squad.

Ian Cassidy

Scrum Half
Born: 1990
Height: 6ft 1in
Weight: 85kg
Occupation: Digital Marketing Executive
Educated at Wesley College and played Leinster Schools. Spent two seasons in the Under 21s squad and played on the Pennant winning team in 2010. He won Division 2A Player of the Year at the Ulster Bank League Awards in 2015.  A former Club Captain this is his eighth season in the senior squad.

Tim Clifford

Out Half
Born: 1993
Height 6ft 1in
Weight: 90kgs
Occupation: Student
Tim joins Old Wesley this season from UCC. He went to college in Galway and played with Buccaneers.  He also played with Highfield and moved to Dublin this season to study at Smurfit College. His second season in the Senior Squad.

 

Arran Copeland

Scrum Half
Born: 1995
Height 5ft 9in
Weight: 70kgs
Occupation: Student
Educated at Wesley College Arran was on the SCT that won the Vinnie Murray Cup. He joined Old Wesley at the age of 5 and played two seasons on the Under 20s before winning a 3rds League Medal in 2016.  His second season in the Senior Squad.

Padraig Cullen

Prop
Born: 1996
Height 6ft 1in
Weight: 114kgs
Occupation: Student
Educated at Wesley College where he was on the senior team for 3 years. He is no stranger to Old Wesley having played through all levels at Mini Rugby. He played two years at U20 level and this is his third season in the Senior squad.

John Fitzgerald

Back Row
Born: 1994
Height 6ft 2in
Weight: 103kgs
Occupation: Cyber Security Executive
Educated at Presentation Brothers College, Cork, John has captained Munster Under 20s. He was a member of the Munster A Academy and played for the Irish Club International team in 2016.  Joins Old Wesley this season from Dolphin RFC

Martin Gately

Loose Head Prop
Born: 1985
Height 6ft 2in
Weight: 100kgs
Occupation: Accountant
Educated at Presentation Brothers College, Cork. Martin has played for both Highfield and Cork Constitution where he won 3 medals in 4 seasons, before joining Old Wesley. He has also represented the Irish Club side.  His third season with Old Wesley.

Cronin Gleeson

Prop Forward
Born: 1993
Height 6ft 3in
Weight: 118kgs
Occupation: Student
Cronin was educated at CBS Nenagh and has played for Munster at U18, U19 and U20 levels and for Ireland at U19.  Last season he played for Connacht Eagles.  Joins Old Wesley this season from Nenagh Ormond RFC.

Paul Harte

Wing/Centre
Born: 1987
Height 5ft 9in
Weight: 82kgs
Occupation: Recruitment Consultant
This is Paul's third season with Old Wesley.  Prior to joining the Club he played rugby in Australia for four years and previous to that he played for six years with Buccaneers.

 

Ryan Healy

Prop Forward
Born: 1989
Height 5ft 6in
Weight: 114kgs
Occupation: Cashier
Educated at St. Mary's College, Drogheda and Limerick Institute of Technology.  Ryan represented Leinster Schools at U18 Level.  Joins Old Wesley this season from Shannon RFC.

David Henshaw

Prop
Born: 1989
Height: 6ft 1in
Weight: 114kg
Occupation: Solicitor
David captained the SCT at Marist College, Athlone. Represented Connacht at U17, U18, U19 and U20's level. This is his seventh year in the Senior squad.

Josh Hinde

Back Row
Born: 1993
Height: 6ft 3in
Weight: 110kg
Occupation: Student
Educated at King's Hospital where he played in two league finals and one plate final. He represented Leinster Schools at both Under 18 and Under 19 levels. Played for Lansdowne at Under 21s then joined North Kildare before moving to Old Wesley.  His fourth season in the Senior squad.

Alan Jeffares

Wing
Born: 1994
Height: 6ft 3in
Weight: 90kg
Occupation: Student
Educated at Clongowes Wood College and played on their SCT in 2012-13.  Spent a year in Sydney where he played for Old Ignation's Rugby Club.  This is his fourth season with Old Wesley.

 

Richie Jermyn

Centre
Born: 1991
Height: 6ft 1in
Weight: 88kg
Occupation: Environmental Scientist
Richie has played at all age levels for Old Wesley. Educated at Wesley College he was a member of the Pennant and Gale Cup winning Under 21s teams in 2010 and the Senior team that gained promotion in 2015. This is his sixth year in the senior squad. Returns to Old Wesley after 2 years having played with Doha RFC (Qatar) and Old Streetonians RFC (London).

Adam Kennedy

Centre

Born: 1990
Height: 6ft 0in
Weight: 92kg
Occupation: Financial Planning Administrator
Educated at Marist College, Athlone and NUI Galway.  Adam played for Irish Youths for two years and U19 and U20 levels.  A former member of the Connacht Academy and Buccaneers RFC.  Returned to Ireland from Australia where he played for Palmera Rugby Club. His third season with Old Wesley.

 

Luke McCabe

Centre
Born: 1988
Height 6ft 1in
Weight: 88kgs
Occupation: Trader
Educated at CBC Cork. Luke won a Barry Cup medal at School and has represented Munster at Junior Interprovincial Level. He joins Old Wesley this season from Kanturk RFC.

Conor Maguire

Hooker
Born: 1997
Height 5ft 11in
Weight: 99kgs
Occupation: Student
Educated at Colaiste na Hinse, Co. Meath, Conor captained North East Leinster, and represented Leinster at U18, U19 and U20 levels. He also played for Ireland at both U18 and U19 and joined Old Wesley Boyne RFC.  His second season in the Senior Squad.

 

Jack Maybury

Out Half/Utility Back
Born: 1996
Height 6ft
Weight: 85kgs
Occupation: Student
Educated at Wesley College Jack played two years with their SCT. He played for the U20s that won the Purcell Cup in 2015.  He has played for Old Wesley since he started Mini Rugby at the age of 5.  This is his second season in the Senior Squad.

 

Andrew McCrann

Hooker
Born: 1991
Height: 5ft 11in
Weight: 102kgs
Occupation: Barista

Educated at Wesley College, Andrew played for three seasons with the Under 21s and was a member of the Pennant winning team in 2010. this is his sixth season in the Senior Squad.

Scott McDonnell

Back Row
Born: 1990
Height: 6ft 3in
Weight: 93kgs
Occupation: Solicitor
Educated at Wesley College. Scott played for three seasons at Under 21 level in the Club and was Captain of the Gale Cup winning side in 2010. This is his seventh year in the senior squad.

Craig Miller

Scrum Half
Born: 1995
Height 6ft 1in
Weight: 82kgs
Occupation: Farmer
Craig was educated at Kilkenny College and was Captain of the SCT in 2012-13. He is a son of former Old Wesley player Brian Miller.  He joins Old Wesley this season from UL Bohemian RFC after having spent some time playing in New Zealand.

Josh Miller

Outhalf
Born: 1998
Height 5ft 10in
Weight: 80kgs
Occupation: Student
Educated at Kilkenny College Josh represented Leinster at Under 18 and Under 19 levels. He is a son of former Old Wesley player Brian Miller. This is his first season in the Senior Squad.

Cillian Monahan

Centre
Born: 1985
Height 5ft 11in
Weight: 85kgs
Occupation: Consulting Analyst

Cillian was educated at Christian Brothers College, Cork and joins Old Wesley this season from Dolphin RFC

Kieran Murphy

Backrow
Born: 1990
Height 6ft 4in
Weight: 103kgs
Occupation: Instrumentation Technician

Educated at Ballingarry College, Tipperary and Limerick Institute of Technology.  Kieran has previously played for UCC and joins Old Wesley this season from Cashel RFC.

Tom OCallaghan

Wing
Born: 1998
Height 5ft 9in
Weight: 80kgs
Occupation: Student

Educated at CBC Monkstown and UCD. Tom has represented Leinster at U18, U19 and U20 levels. He has also represented Ireland at Under 18 Sevens.  Joins Old Wesley this season from Lansdowne.

Rory O'Connor

Full Back/Wing
Born: 1988
Height 6ft 0in
Weight: 93kgs

Occupation: Commissioning and Qualification Engineer

Educated at Rockwell College, Rory represented Munster U19 Schools and played for Ireland at U18 level. He also represented Munster Juniors, won Division 2B promotion with Cashel RFC and was an All Ireland College Winner. His first season with Old Wesley.

James O'Donovan

Centre
Born: 1996
Height 6ft 4in
Weight: 104kgs
Occupation: Coach

Educated at Wesley College and Trinity College, James won a Vinny Murray Cup Medal with Wesley College and has represented Ireland at Sevens.  Joins Old Wesley this season from Trinity.

Eoghan O'Reilly

Wing/Full Back
Born: 1995
Height 5ft 8in
Weight: 85kgs
Occupation: Student

Educated at Marist College, Athlone, Eoghan has represented Ireland at U18 level.  He joins Old Wesley this season from Buccaneers RFC.

Johnny O'Sullivan

Wing Forward
Born: 1990
Height 6ft 0in
Weight: 95kgs
Occupation: Consultant Engineer

Johnny has an Honours Degree from Cork Institute of Technology in Building Energy Systems.  He has played the majority of his rugby with Kanturk RFC over the last  ten years.  His second season in the Senior Squad.

 

Donnchadh Phelan

Second Row/Back Row
Born: 1991
Height 6ft 4in
Weight: 104kgs
Occupation: Health & Safety Officer
Born and raised in Galway, Donnchadh graduated from NUIG in 2015. He played for Connacht at U18, U19 an U20 levels and joined Old Wesley from Corinthians RFC. His second season in the Senior Squad.

 

Josh Pim

Wing Forward
Born: 1996
Height 6ft 0in
Weight: 98kgs
Occupation: Student

Educated at Clongowes Wood College and NUI Galway.  Josh played for Clongowes SCT in the final of the Leinster Schools Cup in 2014.  He has represented Connacht U20s, Connacht A and spent 6 months with the Connacht Senior Squad.  Josh is a third generation Pim to play for Old Wesley following in the footsteps of his father Alastair and grandfather David.  Joins this season form Galwegians RFC.

 

David Poff

Centre
Born: 1996
Height: 5ft 11in
Weight: 88kgs
Occupation: Student
Educated at Wesley College, David has represented Leinster at U19 and U20 levels. He is no stranger to Old Wesley having played at all levels of mini and youth rugby. His third year in the senior squad.

Michael Raftery

2nd Row
Born: 1996
Height 6ft 4in
Weight: 96kgs
Occupation: Student

Michael was educated at St. Conleth's College and was part of the Leinster Metro Academy from 2011 to 2013.  He joined Old Wesley aged 6 and has played at every underage level in the Club.  He was a member of the Under 20 Purcell Cup winning side of 2016 .  This is his first season in the Senior Squad.

 

Mark Robinson

Second Row
Born: 1994
Height: 6ft 4in
Weight: 93kgs
Occupation: Student
Educated at St. Andrew's College where he played SCT for three seasons. Joined Old Wesley straight from school and also played mini rugby with Old Wesley. His third season in the senior squad after playing Under 20s rugby for two seasons.

David Rowley

Hooker
Born: 1990
Height: 5ft 8in
Weight: 102 kg
Occupation: Insurance Official
Educated at Ard Scoil Ris, Limerick.  David played for Garryowen RFC after leaving school before joining Old Wesley.  This is his fourth season in the Senior Squad.

 

Rory Stynes

Out Half/Full Back
Born: 1989
Height: 5ft 8in
Weight: 85kgs
Occupation: Banker
Rory was educated at Carlow CBS and is employed as a Banker.  He represented Leinster and Ireland at Youth level. He moved to Old Wesley from Co. Carlow RFC and this is his eighth year in the senior squad.

Craig Telford

Hooker
Born: 1986
Height: 6ft 2in
Weight: 100kg
Occupation: Human Resources Executive
Craig was educated at The King's Hospital and joined Trinity on leaving school where he was a member of the Senior Squad. He then went to Australia and played for the University of Western Australia. This is his sixth season with Old Wesley

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