Players & Staff at The Cornish Pirates...
DoB – 29th Aug 1995
Birthplace – Park Royal (NW London)
Height – 6’ 5” (1.95m)
Weight – 18st 9lbs (118.4kg)
Position – Lock
Honours – Ireland U19/U20
Lock forward Cian signed for the Cornish Pirates in May 2019.
After first taking up the game of rugby when at St. Benedict’s School in Ealing, Cian’s grandfather also took him along to Ealing Trailfinders, where he played from the age of 11 to 17.
On finishing school, a move to Ireland followed to attend the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology in Connacht. Cian also spent four years in the Connacht Academy and played his club rugby for Buccaneers, where he won the AIL 1B title with them. Featuring for Ireland at under 19 level, he also went on to play for the under 20s side, gaining six caps and representing them at the World Championship in Italy in 2015.
At the end of his time in the Connacht Academy, an opportunity arose to move to New Zealand where he continued his rugby development. Cian went to Dunedin and played with Kaikorai which he described was an ‘awesome experience’. He then returned to Ireland to study in a AIT higher education institution and play another season with Buccaneers before returning to New Zealand and playing for Takapuna and North Harbour Bs. After that he joined Yorkshire Carnegie during the 2018-19 season, from where he joined the Cornish Pirates.
Cian has always appreciated the considerable support shown by his family, who come from a Gaelic Athletic Association background and initially did not know too much about rugby. Suffice to say, they do now! He also appreciates the many good things and opportunities that have arisen from playing the game and feels it is just an amazing feeling to be able to make a living from doing what you love. Oh, as for hobbies, before joining the Pirates he got a husky puppy, which takes up most of his spare time!
Connacht Rugby, Yorkshire Carnegie
What item can you not travel without when on an away trip?
Monopoly Deal or Poker
If you could attend any sporting event in the world, what would it be?
What training drill do you dread the most?
Definitely a YoYo Test
If you could be any other team mate for a week who would it be and why?
Harry Davey because hes got it all
Tell us something that the supporters may not already know about you?
I have never been to a concert
Where is your favourite place in cornwall?
Camborne - I havent been anywhere else yet
If you were not working in high performance sport what job/career would you like to do?