JJ Hanrahan joined the Saints in the summer of 2015 having spent three seasons at Pro12 region Munster. Born in County Kerry, fly half JJ first began playing rugby with Castleisland RFC and attended Rockwell College.
JJ signed his first professional contract at Munster for the 2012/13 season and made his full debut for the region in September 2012 against Newport Gwent Dragons in the Pro12.
During his three seasons in the Munster first team squad, Hanrahan played in the Pro12, Heineken Cup and European Champions Cup, winning the Golden Boot Award in 2013/14 for his 88.71% kicking percentage. That season, his match-winning Heineken Cup try against USA Perpignan was nominated for the IRUPA Try of the Year award.
JJ’s Saints debut came in October 2015 when he replaced George Pisi in his side’s 42-16 win over Newcastle Falcons.
On the international stage, JJ played at Under-20 level for Ireland in the 2011 Six Nations before playing at the Junior World Championship later that year, and in 2012 as Ireland secured their best ever finish at the tournament. JJ was nominated for IRB Junior Player of the Year in 2012 after his his impressive performances.
His time in England didn't live up to expectation and JJ secured a move back to Munster for the 2017/18 season.
As of the 2018/2019 Champions Cup, Hanrahan has had 28 European Cup appearances scoring 1 try and 40 points.
In December 2018, he signed a new deal with Munster Rugby, committing to the province until at least June 2021.
(LS December 4, 2018)
|2012 - present|
|2015 - 2017|