Player Info

Playing squad 2010/2011

Declan Danaher

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Declan Danaher is the longest serving player at London Irish and in his 10 years at Sunbury, has witnessed firsthand the cub'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, and on January 23rd 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 11 years playing at the top level, Declan has established himself among the most effective and respected back row players in the Premiership making 218 appearances and scoring 20 tries.

A cruciate ligament knee injury in the Heineken Cup match against Scarlets, just minutes after he had scored his first try of the 2009/10 season, brought a sudden end to his campaign but after months of painstaking rehabilitation he is back fit and raring to go for 2010/11.

Declan 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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Declan Danaher's Detailed Stats

Position: Back Row
Weight: 108kgs / 17st 0lbs
Height: 194cm / 6ft 4ins
Date of Birth: 11/01/1980
Place of Birth: London
Representative Honours: , England U21, Barbarians, Ireland U19
Joined Club: 01/07/1999
Heroes: Didn't have any rugby favourites, as a kid it was Tony Adams, Dennis Berkamp and Maradona!
Hobbies: Football and Pro Evolution Soccer
Club Honours: Young Player of the Season 00/01; Young Player of the Season 01/02
Favourite Holiday Destination: New York
Currently on your iPOD: White Stripes; Interpol; Kings of Leon; Kasabian
Favourite Film: Ferris Bueller's Day Off (Classic)
To relax: Have a coffee and read the paper
Favourite Food: Pad Thai with chicken
Favourite Match : Beating Wasps in 2006 at Adams Park
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Declan's Club Stats: This Season Club Total
Club Appearances: 6 273
Replacement Apps: - 69
Tries: - 25
Goals: - -
Drop Goals: - -
Penalties: - -
Total Points: 0 125
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