Rob Kearney
Former Ireland & Lions Rugby International
Rob Kearney, from County Louth, is arguably Ireland’s most decorated rugby player.
His list of achievements for Leinster and Ireland is unmatched and includes being in Ireland’s top ten most-capped players of all time (95 caps); Two Six Nations Grand Slams in 2009, 2013 with four Six Nation Titles (2009, 2014, 2015, 2018); British and Irish Lions tours to South Africa (2009)and Australia(2013); participation in three Rugby World Cups; 219 appearances during his 15-year career at Leinster, with four European Cup Titles, and six Pro-14 medals (2008, 2013,2014, 2018, 2019, 2020).
Rob regularly captained for Leinster on top of being European Player of the Year, Leinster Player of the Year, and IRUPA Player of the Year all in 2012. After winning his last title with Leinster, Rob went on to play for Western Force in Australia for the 2021 season and upon his return to Ireland, returned to his Louth GAA club, the Cooley Kickhams.
On top of Rob’s rugby career, he is an experienced exec and non-exec director across various industries, experienced in stakeholder engagement, and shows a successful track record in business development and strategic management. He is a shareholder in various companies and has held numerous leadership positions throughout his career, such as his position as chair of the Irish Rugby Players Association for seven years. Rob is also an author, having published his autobiography in 2020 with David Walsh