Shane Horgan

Shane Horgan

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name = Shane Horgan

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birthname = Shane Patrick Horgan
nickname = Shaggy
dateofbirth = birth date and age|1978|7|18
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placeofbirth = Bellewstown, Co. Meath, Ireland
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relatives = Sharon Horgan (sister), Maria Horgan (sister), Lorraine Horgan (sister), Mark Horgan (brother)
school = St. Mary's Diocesan School, Drogheda
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Shane Patrick Horgan (born 18 July, 1978 in Bellewstown near Drogheda), County Meath is a rugby union player who plays wing or centre for Leinster and Ireland. He is 6'4"/1.93 m tall. While he was young he played for Boyne RFC. He also played Gaelic football at Minor (U18) level with Meath.

Horgan joined the Lansdowne Club in Dublin on leaving school (St. Mary's Dio., Drogheda) in 1997, making his debut for Leinster in 1998. To date has played for the province 52 times in the Heineken Cup scoring 18 tries and a drop goal for a combined total of 93 points. He is currently part of a Leinster backline which includes the likes of Brian O'Driscoll, Gordon D'Arcy, Felipe Contepomi, Girvan Dempsey and Luke Fitzgerald.

He made his debut for the Ireland senior side in 2000 against Scotland in the Six Nations Championship, scoring a try in the process. In the following game against Italy he scored 2 tries and added another one against Wales during the tournament. Since then he has been a regular starter for Ireland, either at wing or centre. He was selected for the 2005 British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand. He was used as a substitute during all three tests. He failed to make any real impact during the 2005 November internationals. After scoring the winning try against England in Twickenham in the 2006 Six Nations Championship to secure the Triple Crown for the second time in three years, he became a new national hero. Shane is known by the Irish media and rugby fans as "Shaggy". Shane also played Gaelic football when he was younger and in the nineties played on a number of underage Meath football teams.

Shane has three sisters and one brother.


External links

* [ Leinster profile]
* [ Ireland profile]
* [ 2005 Lions squad profile]

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