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Playing squad 2013/2014

Declan Danaher

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Declan Danaher is the longest serving player at London Irish and in his 14 years at Sunbury, has witnessed firsthand the club's transformation both on and off the pitch.

He joined the original Player Development Programme, the forerunner of today's Academy, in 1999 at the age of 19 when Dick Best, the Club's first Director of Rugby, was in charge.

A decade later, on 23rd January 2009 in the European Challenge Cup match away to Rovigo, he became only the fifth player to make 200 appearances for the club.

In doing so he joined the distinguished quartet of Justin Bishop, Neal Hatley, Ryan Strudwick and Kieron Dawson, in reaching a double century of caps.

The combination of his long service and an impeccable Irish background (his mother is from Limerick and his father from Kerry) gives Declan a very special status at the club.

After an initial flirtation with soccer (he had a trial for Queen's Park Rangers) and Gaelic football, rugby provided the perfect outlet for his considerable athletic skills.

In 14 years playing at the top level, Danaher has established himself among the most effective and respected back row players in the Premiership making 261 appearances scoring 21 tries.

Danaher was London Irish's Young Player of the Season in 2000/01 and 2001/02. He has represented Ireland at U19 level, Irish Exiles at U19 and U21 level, England at U21 level and England A. He has also played for the Barbarians.

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