04 June-Ciaran Fitzgerald

Ciaran Fitzgerald is a native of Galway. He was a member of the Ireland National Rugby Union team from 1979 to 1986. During that time Fitzgerald played 25 times for Ireland. He was captain when Ireland won the Five Nations Championship in 1983. Fitzgerald was also captain of the Lions team which toured New Zealand in 1983.

Ciaran Fitzgerald was born in Loughrea, Co Galway in 1952. He was educated at Garbally College where he played as hooker for the school team. He also played minor hurling for Galway. He graduated with degree in commerce from University College Galway in 1973 and served as an officer in the Army.

Fitzgerald played his first game for Ireland against Australia in 1979. He went on to play for Ireland on 22 competitive and three friendly occasions. During his playing career Ireland won the Triple Crown in 1982 and 1985 and the Five Nations Championship in 1983. He received his final international cap against Scotland at Lansdowne Road in 1986.

Ciaran Fitzgerald, who was a member of the Ireland National Rugby Union team from 1979 to 1986 was born in the year 1952 On This Day.

Ciaran Fitzgerald

Photo courtesy NUIG Rugby Club

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