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. His fifth season in the Senior squad.

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 four 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 second season in the senior squad and he carries on a proud family tradition in Old Wesley.

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 second 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.  Aaron is in the Leinster U19 team and joins Old Wesley this season.

 

James Burton

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

Jack Byrne

Wing
Born: 1990
Height 6ft
Weight: 94kgs
Occupation: Architect
Educated at Athlone Community College. Jack joined Old Wesley during the middle of last season when he moved to Dublin.  A member of last season's 3rds league winning team this is his second season in the senior squad.

John Carroll

2nd Row
Born: 1984
Height: 6ft 4in
Weight: 102kgs
Occupation: Political Advisor
Educated at Ashbourne Community College. His ninth season with Old Wesley having previously played with Ashbourne RFC.

Ian Cassidy

Scrum Half
Born: 1990
Height: 6ft 1in
Weight: 85kg
Occupation: Student
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 seventh season in the senior squad.

Tim Clifford

Out Half
Born: 1993
Height 6ft 3in
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 has moved to Dublin this season to study at Smurfit College.

 

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. This is his second season in the Senior squad.

Luke DeRenzy

Out Half/Utility Back
Born: 1994
Height 5ft 9in
Weight: 75kgs
Occupation: Student
Luke was educated at St. Andrew's College and joined Old Wesley straight from school. He played two seasons with the U20s. This is his second season in the senior squad.

Oltian Dervishi

Prop Forward
Born: 1990
Height: 6ft 0in
Weight: 106kgs
Occupation:
Oltian was educated at Newpark Comprehensive and played for Leinster Schools Section A.  A member of the Pennant winning team in 2010. This is his sixth season in the Senior Squad.

Wesley Deverell

Wing/Full Back
Born: 1989
Height: 5ft 10in
Weight: 82kg
Occupation:
Educated at Kilkenny College and member of the Under 21 Pennant winning team of 2010. A member of the Metro 2 league winning team from last season. His sixth season back with Old Wesley following a year with his home club Portarlington.

Michael Dunleavy

Second Row

Born: 1988
Height: 6ft 5in
Weight: 18st
Occupation: Wine Merchant
Educated at St. Eunan's College, Letterkenny and Ulster University, Coleraine.  Michael played for Ulster U18s  and represented Ulster Colleges from 2009 to 2011.  Played with Dungannon for two seasons before joining Old Wesley two seasons ago.

Ger Finucane

Centre/Full Back

Born: 1988
Height: 6ft 3in
Weight: 102kg
Occupation: School Teacher
Educated at Ard Scoil Ris in Limerick, Ger played for six seasons with Thomond RFC in Limerick.  He was last season's Senior Player of the Year and this is his third season with Old Wesley.

 

Conor Fitzgibbon

Centre/Wing
Born: 1993
Height 5ft 11in
Weight: 94kgs
Occupation: Student
Educated at Marist College Athlone and at NUI Galway, Conor has represented Connacht at U18, U19, U20 and A levels.  He has also represented Ireland at U18 level. His second season with Old Wesley having joined from Buccaneers.

 

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 second season with Old Wesley.

Paul Harte

Wing/Centre
Born: 1987
Height 5ft 9in
Weight: 82kgs
Occupation: Recruitment Consultant
This is Paul's second 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.

 

Greg Hawe

Out Half/Wing
Born: 1992
Height 5ft 10in
Weight: 82kgs
Occupation: Student
Greg was educated at Wesley College where he captained the JCT and SCT.  He joined Old Wesley straight from school and played for the U20s for two seasons. He returns to Old Wesley after having spent a season with RCSI. He is a son of former Old Wesley 1st XV out half Adrian Hawe.

Billy Henshaw

Wing/Centre
Born: 1990
Height 6ft 2in
Weight: 95kgs
Occupation: Army Officer
Educated at Marist College and NUIG. Played with Buccaneers senior team for 4 seasons before joining Old Wesley. Billy was a Connacht Youth interpro and part of the Connacht Academy up to Under 21 level. His second year with Old Wesley.

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 sixth 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 Ignations Rugby Club.  This is his third season with Old Wesley.

 

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 two seasons ago from Australia where he played for Palmera Rugby Club.

 

Rory Kerins

Wing Forward
Born: 1990
Height: 5ft 8in
Weight: 90kg
Occupation: Banker
Educated at Summerhill College Sligo. Joined Old Wesley last season from Sligo RFC where he played for four seasons, and is a former captain. Rory has also previously played for UL Bohemian at Under 21 level. His second season in the senior squad.

Kenny Knaggs

Prop
Born: 1981
Height: 6ft 3in
Weight: 119kg
Occupation: Rugby Coach
Educated at CBS Kilkenny, Kenny went on to Glamorgan University and played rugby for Pontypridd before moving to Old Wesley. He also represented Munster Colleges. His fifth season with Old Wesley.

Alan Large

Out Half/Full Back
Born: 1984
Height: 5ft 11in
Weight: 80kgs
Occupation: Accountant
Educated at Wesley College and former Captain of Old Wesley Under 20s and also a Leinster U21 trialist. Alan was Captain of Old Wesley for last two years and won last season's Ulster Bank Provincial Player of the Year Award in 2015. This is Alan's 12th season in the senior squad.

Isaac Leota

Centre
Born: 1995
Height 6ft
Weight: 102kgs
Occupation: Student
Educated at St. Andrew's College, Christchurch, Isaac played Division 1 for three years at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand.  He joins Old Wesley this season.

 

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 joins Old Wesley this season from Boyne RFC

 

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 last season.  He has played for Old Wesley since he started Mini Rugby at the age of 5 and joins the Senior squad this season.

 

Andrew McCrann

Hooker
Born: 1991
Height: 5ft 11in
Weight: 102kgs
Occupation: Student
Educated at Wesley College, Andrew played for three seasons with the Under 21s and was a member of the Pennant winning team in 2010. His fifth season in the Senior Squad.

Colin McDonald

Hooker/Back Row
Born: 1995
Height 6ft 1in
Weight: 110kgs
Occupation: Student
Colin was educated at CBC Monkstown where he played SCT for two years.  He first joined the Club at Mini Rugby level at 5 years and this is his second season in the senior squad.

 

Mark McDonald

Prop
Born: 1992
Height 6ft 1in
Weight: 111kgs
Occupation: Insurance Broker
Mark was educated at CBC Monkstown and has played with Old Wesley since Mini Rugby at age 5.  He captained the U20s Pennant side and has been in the senior squad for the last three years.

 

Ian McGann

Second Row
Born: 1991
Height: 6ft 5in
Weight: 108kg
Occupation: Real Estate Executive
Educated at Wesley College. A member of the Under 21 Pennant winning team in 2010 and played for Leinster Under 19s.  Made his AIL debut in 2009 against Trinity and a permanent member of the senior squad since then.

Barry McLaughlin

Wing
Born: 1989
Height 5ft 11in
Weight: 80kgs
Occupation: Construction Industry Executive
Educated at Wesley College where he represented Leinster Schools. Barry has played in two Purcell Cup finals for the Under 21s. A permanent fixture in the senior squad for the past nine years.

Richard Morrow

Back Row
Born: 1990
Height: 6ft 4in
Weight: 102kgs
Occupation: Banker
Richard joined Old Wesley from Dublin University in 2009, with whom he won an Under 20s medal in 2005.  He has also played for his native Connacht at Under 21s level.  His home club his Ballina and he plays dual status for Old Wesley.

James Nolan

Centre
Born: 1995
Height 6ft
Weight: 93kgs
Occupation: Student
Educated at Colaiste Brid Carnew. James played with Gorey and Lansdowne where he won an AIL Under 20 medal. Played for Ireland Under 18 and Leinster Under 18, Under 19 and Under 20. His second season with Old Wesley.

Cian O'Shea

Wing
Born: 1990
Height: 5ft 11in
Weight: 90kg
Occupation: Financial Services Consultant
Educated at Ard Scoil Ris, Limerick,  Cian played for Munster at U18, U19 and U20 levels.  He played for Garryowen from a young age and spent four seasons in their senior squad.  Joined Old Wesley two seasons ago after having moved to Dublin.

Johnny O'Sullivan

Wing Forward
Born: 1990
Height 6ft
Weight: 95kgs
Occupation: Consultant Engineer
Johnny has an Honours Degree in Building Energy Systems from Cork Institute of Technology. He has played with Kanturk RFC for the last 10 years and joins Old Wesley this season after moving to Dublin.

 

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 joins Old Wesley this season from Corinthians RFC

 

David Poff

Centre
Born: 1994
Height: 181 cm
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 second year in the senior squad.

Mark Robinson

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

David Rowley

Hooker
Born: 1990
Height: 5ft 9in
Weight: 102 kg
Occupation: Insurance Official
Educated at Ard Scoil Ris, Limerick.  David played for Garryowen RFC since leaving school and is now in his third season with Old Wesley.

 

Mark Rowley

Number 8
Born: 1988
Height: 6ft 0in
Weight: 100 kg
Occupation: Rugby Coach
Educated at Ard Scoil Ris, Limerick and Mary Immaculate College.  Mark represented Munster U18 Schools and also USA U19s.  His third season with Old Wesley after joining from Garryowen RFC.

Muiris Stack

Prop
Born: 1985
Height 6ft
Weight: 120kgs
Occupation: Project Manager
Muiris was educated at Causeway Comprehensive and University College Cork.  He played for UCC, Mallow and Listowel before joining Old Wesley a few seasons ago.  His second year 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 seventh 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 fifth season with Old Wesley

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