Brian Blaney became the latest in a long list of distinguished Irishmen to join London Irish when he signed a two year contract with the club in May 2010.
The 28-year-old hooker brings a wealth of playing experience to Sunbury after seven seasons with Leinster including a swansong season where he collected Heineken Cup and Magners League winner's medals in 2009.
Blaney was educated at the famous rugby school of Terenure College, whose distinguished alumni includes Conor O'Shea and Girvan Dempsey, before joining Leinster in 2003.
During his time with the 2009 Heineken Cup champions, Blaney made 71 appearances and scored five tries. He has also been capped six times for Ireland A, and played for Ireland Schools.
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|Weight:||104kgs / 16st 5lbs|
|Height:||188cm / 6ft 2ins|
|Date of Birth:||26/02/1982|
|Former Clubs:||, Leinster|
|Representative Honours:||Ireland A|
|Brian 's Club Stats:||This Season||Club Total|