Ronan Kelleher rugby player
Ronan Kelleher rugby player

Ronan Kelleher

24th Jan 1998 1.83m/105kg Hooker

The younger brother of Connacht winger Cian, Ronan Kelleher is as powerful as his brother is fast. The St. Michael's College product played prop in school, but appears to be making the transition to hooker. Hugh Cahill is a known admirer of Kelleher's ability.

Kelleher made the most of his opportunity at the 2017 U20 World Rugby Championship in Georgia and is back for another year at the level, where he was a strong contender to captain the side.

He made his Leinster debut against Ulster in April 2019 and at the end of the 2018/19 season he signed a senior deal with the side that saw him go into the next season with 2 senior caps to his name.

As of November 2019, he has made 7 appearances for Leinster and has scored 30 points.

He was named into the region's squad for the 2019 Champions Cup where he looked to make his debut in the tournament.

January 2020 saw him get a call-up in Ireland's 35-man squad as one of 5 uncapped players for the 2020 Six Nations.

Career

leinster Leinster Rugby
Hooker
2017 - present
ireland Ireland
Hooker
2020 - present
ireland Ireland U20's
Hooker
2017 - 2018