November 2010


Name: Bob Casey- London Irish Age: 31 Location: London Weight: 123kg Height: 6ft 7” Sport: Rugby Position: Lock Honours: Barbarians, Ireland Schools, Ireland U19, Ireland U21, Ireland A, Ireland U25 XV, Players’ Player of the Season 2003/04 Club Appearances: 183 Tries: – 6 Country Appearances Won: 3 Drawn: 1 Lost: 3 Ireland Appearances 7 Tries 1 Recognised as one of the Guinness Premiership’s best second rows, Bob Casey has become a London Irish legend in his seven years with the club. He has already made 179 senior appearances and scored... Read More


Name: Cormac Folan Age: 26 Location: Galway Weight: 86kg Height: 6ft 1” Sport: Rowing Honours: Member of the irish rowing squad 2005 – present, member of the irish Olympic squad, Beijing 2008 Started rowing 1997 for Colaiste Iognaid in Galway. Achieved bronze medal at the Irish Junior Championships 2001. Gold medal at the Home Internationals, Nottingham in the Junior men coxed 4 in 2001. Won 4 consecutive Wiley Cups with N.U.I.G. Boat Club (intervarsity rowing championships 2003 – 2006) and 6 time National Champion (3 x Senior 4- 2004, 2005,... Read More


Name: Johnny O’Connor Position: Flanker Age: 29 Place of Birth: Galway Height: 5’10” / 1.78m Weight: 100kg International Representation: Ireland, Ireland A, U23, U21, U19 An indestructible presence in the Connacht team this season, JOHNNY O’CONNOR has rediscovered his best form as a true body-on-the-line flanker. A multi-medal winner with London Wasps, O’Connor made his Ireland ‘A’ debut back in February 2001 and loves the rough and tumble of the breakdown. The Galway man has 12 Ireland caps to his name, the last of which came against England in 2006.... Read More


Matt began his interest in sports at an early age starting Karate at 12. These interests led to a life-time obsession with all things training, nutritional and health related. After gaining his instructors qualification in Karate, he went onto coach fitness at his local amateur boxing club. After completing a degree in Political Philosophy at Bristol, Matt couldn’t keep away from the health and fitness arena and qualified as a personal trainer; eventually running his own company in the City. This led to developing his other passion: nutrition. Matt undertook... Read More


A player with incredible physical attributes, Stephen is raw power and physical aggression personified. Stephen’s combination of physical size, power and searing pace has seen him quickly develop into one of Ulster and Ireland’s most destructive ball carriers. A rare breed of back rower his explosiveness is matched by an insatiable appetite for work in offense and defence. His confrontational defensive mindset and abbrasive close quarter rucking and mauling skills make Stephen equally effective without ball in hand. His physical prowess allows Stephen to be equally effective in any of... Read More