Sean O’Brien to retire from rugby

It has been introduced that Leinster Rugby again row Dan Leavy is to retire from the sport with instant impact.

The 27-year-old has performed 79 instances for Leinster Rugby since his debut towards Edinburgh Rugby in October 2014 and has additionally gained 11 Ireland caps.

Unfortunately, Leavy suffered a vital knee damage towards Ulster Rugby in March 2019, and following skilled clinical opinion, and regardless of his absolute best efforts, he has been steered to retire.

Speaking to leinsterrugby.ie, Leavy stated, “I’ve achieved the whole lot I will be able to to return again from the knee damage I suffered in 2019 however sadly I will be able to’t do to any extent further or ask to any extent further of my frame.

“I’d love to thank Andy Williams, my surgeon, and Karl Denvir, my physio in Leinster, for all that they have got achieved for me within the years since then. I will be able to take solace from the truth that I attempted the whole lot over the past 3 years.

“From the early days in Old Belvedere to my time in St Michael’s College, all I sought after used to be to tug on a Leinster Rugby jersey. And then whilst you reach that, it’s an Ireland jersey.

“I’m very happy with all that I completed in my few minutes as a qualified.

“Some superb highs with my brothers in blue and in inexperienced and I’m past thankful for the ones days and the ones moments particularly the highs of 2018 in Bilbao, the Aviva Stadium and Twickenham.

“More than that I’m happy with how I carried myself, specifically over the previous few years, and I’m hoping I represented my membership, my nation, my friends and family to the most productive of my talents in the ones years. I’m past thankful to them taken with their enhance and specifically to my ma and pa, Eilish and Donal, my sister, Rachel, and my brother, Adam.

“I’m additionally very thankful to Leo Cullen. Leo has been an implausible enhance to me over the previous few years. On the sector, and rancid, and I will not thank him sufficient.

“Not many of us get to experience and enjoy what I’ve over the past 10 years representing my faculty, my membership and my nation.

“This is not the end I had hoped for, but as I look back, at the highs and the lows, they have all been shared with the best teammates, family and friends around me, and what more could I ask for?”

Leinster Rugby head trainer Leo Cullen stated, “Dan used to be a participant earmarked from an early age as a unique skill and I feel everybody may see that, specifically in the ones few years in and round 2017, ’18 and ’19, simply how dynamic and harmful a participant he might be with Leinster and with Ireland the place he went on to succeed in extraordinary good fortune at the moment.

“While the general public have noticed little or no of Dan since his damage, we have now noticed a lot of him in right here and we have now noticed the similar resolution, personality and power that marked him out at the pitch as one of the most absolute best.

“Dan has additionally gained fantastic enhance from his circle of relatives and the entire clinical team of workers right here alongside the tough trail of making an attempt to go back to enjoying.

“Speaking on behalf of the enhance team of workers right here at Leinster Rugby it’s been a excitement and privilege to have labored with Dan. He all the time introduced any such sure power to the crowd and we can all leave out him dearly however want to recognize the numerous contribution he has made to the group all through his time right here.

“Talking to him, Dan could be very appreciative of the days he has loved in right here with Leinster however now, it’s about us all supporting him as absolute best we will as he begins that subsequent degree in his existence.

“I have no doubt that he will apply himself with the same determination that we have seen since he first pulled on a Leinster jersey in 2014 and that he will make a success of himself away from the rugby fields. We wish him well and I hope he knows that there will always be a warm welcome for him here in UCD or down the road at the RDS.”

Leavy, who performed seven instances for Leinster this season and ultimate gave the impression towards Ulster Rugby ultimate month, made his debut in 2014 and has performed 79 instances in overall for Leinster Rugby scoring 17 tries.

He used to be an ever-present member of the double-winning Leinster Rugby squad of 2017/18 and he introduced that membership shape to the world degree when making his Irish debut in November 2016 towards Canada at Aviva Stadium.

He made his Six Nations debut later that season coming off the bench towards England at Aviva Stadium in March 2017.

During his Ireland profession, he by no means misplaced a sport in his 11 caps and used to be a key member of the Grand Slam-winning aspect of 2018.

Everyone in Leinster Rugby sends Dan our best needs for the longer term, and thank him maximum sincerely, for sensible days in blue.

Dan Leavy Biog:

DOB: 23 May 1994
Birthplace: Dublin
Height: 6′ 3″
Weight: 16st 7lbs
Leinster Caps / Tries: 79 / 17
Ireland Caps / Tries: 11 / 3

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