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Alan Quinlan
Alan Quinlan
DOB13th Jul 1974
BirthplaceTipperary, Ireland
Height1.91 m (6' 3")
Weight105 kg (16 st 7 lb)
PositionBack Row
ClubMunster Rugby
HonoursIreland (27 caps)
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Alan Quinlan has been a key figure in Munster’s continued Celtic and European success.

Alan made his provincial debut back in 1996 and was a tryscorer on his European debut against Harlequins a year later.

By the close of 2009, he had played 87 Magners League games having been named in the starting line up on 73 occasions.

A Magners League winner with Munster in 2008, Alan was Man of the Match when they claimed the Celtic Cup with victory over Neath in 2003.

He has claimed two Heineken Cup winners medals following victory over Biarritz in 2006 and Toulouse in 2008.

Having captained his country at Youth level, Alan has gone on to play 27 times for Ireland and been named in three successive World Cup squads.

He made his international debut against Romania at the 1999 World Cup and was a traveling reserve during Ireland’s historic Grand Slam campaign 10 years later.

Up close and personal…

Nickname
 
 
Pets
 
 
Car
 
 
Do you collect anything?
 
 
If you could change one thing in the world what would it be?
 
 
 
If you could invite any 4 people for dinner who would you invite and why?
 
President Obama, Beyonce, Tiger Woods and Gordon Ramsay
What sporting event anywhere in the world would you pay the most to go and see?
 
Do you have any superstitions?
Spraying Holy Water given to me by my mother on my head before every game
Where are you most likely to be found off the rugby pitch?
 
Do you play any other sports?
 
Tell us an interesting fact about yourself
 
 
Favourite...

Meal
 
 
Type of Magners (Original, Pear or Draught)
 
Original
Film
 
 
TV Show
 
 
Actor
 
 
Actress
 
 
Music
 
 
Gadget
 
 
Newspaper
 
 
Holiday destination
 
 
 
Rugby

Earliest rugby memories?
 
 
 
Where did you first play rugby?
 
 
Favourite player growing up?
 
 
First autograph?
 
 
Most influential coach?
 
 
Previous Clubs?
 
 
Club Tournaments played in?
 
 
 
International Honours
 
 
Favourite Ground?
 
 
Toughest opponent?
 
 
 
Best...

Moment in rugby
 
Scoring a try for Ireland against Argentina in 2003, even though I dislocated my shoulder at the same time
Team mate, reason why
 
Try
 
 
Tackle
 
On Thierry Dusautoir in the 2008 Heineken Cup final when I knocked him back five metres
Magners League moment
 
Being named Man of the Match in the 2003 Celtic Cup final for Munster against Neath
Part of being a professional sportsman
 
 
Worst...

Moment in rugby
 
 
Ground to play at
 
 
Magners League moment
 
 
Part of being a professional sportsman
 
 
Who is currently the best …

Sportsman in the world
 
 
Sportswoman in the world
 
Serena Williams
Rugby player in the world
 
 
Soccer player in the world
 
Steven Gerrard
Rugby referee in the world
 
 
 
 
Date Opposition Tries Conv DG Pen YC RC Pts Mins
04/09/2010
Aironi Rugby







19
10/09/2010
Edinburgh Rugby







73
18/09/2010
Ospreys







69
02/10/2010
Leinster Rugby







56
22/10/2010
Benetton Treviso







58
29/10/2010
Ulster Rugby







17
04/12/2010
Cardiff Blues
1





5
80
27/12/2010
Connacht Rugby







48
27/02/2011
Aironi Rugby







20
05/03/2011
Newport Gwent Dragons
1





5
20
16/04/2011
Scarlets







23
06/05/2011
Connacht Rugby
1





5
73
Total Played 12 3
0
0
0
0
0
15
556
CompetitionTeamPlayedTriesConvDGPenYCRCPts
2010-2011 - Magners League
Munster Rugby
8 +4
3





15
2010-2011 Total

8 +4
3





15
2009-2010 - Magners League
Munster Rugby
11 +2




1


2009-2010 Total

11 +2




1


2008-2009 - Magners League
Munster Rugby
9 +3




1


2008-2009 Total

9 +3




1


2007-2008 - Magners League
Munster Rugby
11 +1







2007-2008 Total

11 +1







2006-2007 - Magners League
Munster Rugby
12 +2
4





20
2006-2007 Total

12 +2
4





20
2005-2006 - Celtic League
Munster Rugby
5 +3
2





10
2005-2006 Total

5 +3
2





10
2004-2005 - Celtic League
Munster Rugby
12 +4
5





25
2004-2005 Total

12 +4
5





25
2003-2004 - Celtic League
Munster Rugby
4




1


2003-2004 Total

4




1


2002-2003 - Celtic League
Munster Rugby
8
4



2

20
2002-2003 Total

8
4



2

20
2001-2002 - Celtic League
Munster Rugby
7 +1







2001-2002 Total

7 +1







Total - GUINNESS PRO14

87 +20
18



5

90
Total

87 +20
18
0
0
0
5
0
90
A plus sign (+) in the played column denotes substitute appearance