Des, a De La Salle Churchtown and TCD educated prop forward won 34 caps in the Irish front row, 1984-92, and was an Irish Universities heavyweight boxing champion. Unquestionably the strongest scrummager of his era in Irish rugby, Des represented the Lions against The Rest of the World in 1986 in a special match to celebrate the centenary of the International Board.
He represented Leinster at senior interprovincial level for several years and toured South Africa with Ireland in 1987 and a further 3 games in the second World Cup in 1991. He won 3 Leinster senior cup medals and 3 Leinster senior league medals with the club.
Date of Birth 20/12/1957
International Debut versus England
International Debut Date 18/02/1984
Last Test versus Scotland
Last Test Date 15/02/1992
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