Phil Danaher (rugby union)

Philip Danaher (born October 5, 1965) is a retired Irish rugby union Fullback and Centre. He played for St Munchin's College, Garryowen (as captain), Lansdowne, Munster and won 28 caps between 1988 and 1995 for Ireland. He made his international debut against Scotland on Jan 16, 1988 and captained the team 3 times, including the 1992 Ireland rugby union tour of New Zealand. [1][2] .[3]

Phil Danaher
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Birth namePhilip Danaher
Date of birth (1965-10-05) 5 October 1965 (age 55)
Place of birthAbbeyfeale
SchoolSt Munchin's College, Limerick
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fullback/Centre
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1987-1995 Munster ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1988-1995 Ireland 28 (6)

Danaher was a squad member in the Five Nations Championship from 1988 to 1990 and 1992 to 1995 and in tours to France 1988, North America 1989, New Zealand 1992 and Australia 1994. He was not a member of the squads for the 1991 or 1995 Rugby World Cups.

He retired in 1996 following a serious thumb injury.[4] He was later assistant coach on tours to South Africa 1998 and Australia 1999.

He currently owns a McDonald's franchise in Limerick.

Danaher also played Gaelic Football with Limerick GAA and Kerry GAA and badminton to national level.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Phil Danaher". Lansdowne RFC. Retrieved 2013-03-24. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Where are they now? Philip Danaher (Abbeyfeale, 5/10/'65)". The Irish Independent. 2006-02-22. Retrieved 2013-03-24. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Phil Danaher". Scrum.com. Retrieved 2013-03-24. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Rugby Union: Phil Danaher, former Ireland captain, forced to retire from rugby union". The Independent. 1996-06-28. Retrieved 2013-03-24. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Danaher, Philip". The Hogan Stand. 1992-04-03. Retrieved 2013-03-24. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)