Craig Gilroy rugby player
Craig Gilroy rugby player

Craig Gilroy

11th Mar 1991 1.83m/92kg Left Wing

Gilroy is one of the most exciting and dynamic young players in Ireland. His preferred position is on the wing but he is equally adept at full-back or centre.

After a successful school career winning 2 Schools’ Cups with Methody and representing both Ulster and Ireland Schools, he entered the Ulster Academy. Gilroy’s first season for Ulster, 2010/2011, saw him amass an impressive 8 tries.

Gilroy marked his Ireland debut with a try against Argentina in November 2012 and made appearances in the RBS 6 Nations in 2013, making his debut against Wales in the opening game.

He gained only 1 cap in a three and a half year spell until returning for the tour to South Africa last summer playing in the first 2 tests.

Gilroy was named in the Ireland squad for the opening two rounds of the 2017 6 Nations Championship.

He became the youngest Ulster player to reach the 100 and 150 cap milestones having scored 57 tries in 158 appearances.

In February 2018, Gilroy signed a contract extension with Ulster that will see him stay at the club until 2021.

In September 2018 he became Ulster's top try-scorer in Celtic League history when he scored his 51st try versus Edinburgh.

By the beginning of the 2019-20 season, Gilroy became Ulster’s most-capped player in the senior squad.

As of May 2020, he has made 182 appearances for the Irish province and has scored 320 points.

Career

Untitled Dungannon RFC
Left Wing
ulster_rugby Ulster Rugby
Left Wing
2010 - present
irish_rugby_logo Irish Wolfhounds
Left Wing
2014 - present
ireland Ireland U20's
Left Wing
2011 - 2012
ireland Ireland
Right Wing
2011 - 2017