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#Sean Cronin

# sean-cronin - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

Leinster boosted by return of four Ireland internationals for Edinburgh

Jamie Heaslip, Devin Toner, Jack McGrath and Sean Cronin are available.

# sean-cronin - Sunday 24 July, 2016

Kendrick Lamar loves a Zaytoons! It's the sporting tweets of the week

Padraig Harrington, Sean Cronin and Aisling Daly also feature.

# sean-cronin - Tuesday 24 November, 2015

The Leinster front row returned to training a day early to address their scrum capitulation

The players met after getting back to Dublin on Sunday.

# sean-cronin - Monday 9 November, 2015

Hamstring makes Rob Kearney a ‘major doubt’ for Leinster’s clash with Wasps

However, there’s good news in relation to Luke Fitzgerald and Ben Te’o.

# sean-cronin - Tuesday 6 October, 2015

Breakdown entry points a key work-on before grand pool finale against France — Cronin

The hooker wants his team-mates to get down and dirty in the ruck.

# sean-cronin - Tuesday 29 September, 2015

With Parisse on board, Cronin expects only the best from Italy

Sean Cronin is confident the number 8 will play, and is expecting him to bring out a huge improvement in the Azzurri.

# sean-cronin - Sunday 10 May, 2015

Cronin and Conan claim big awards at Leinster’s end of season bash

Two powerful ball-carriers both collected official honours from within their own province tonight.

# sean-cronin - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

Bad news for Leinster and Ireland as Sean Cronin’s season is over

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt won’t be too pleased with this news either.

# sean-cronin - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

Familiar stage, but an unfamiliar feeling for underdogs Leinster

Toulon’s predecessors as European champions are being written off for this weekend’s Champions Cup semi-final.

# sean-cronin - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

Paul O’Connell getting better as the years go on, he scares me — Sean Cronin

The hooker says there has been extra bite between packs this week as players try to match the captain’s standards.

# sean-cronin - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

Ruck speed remains Leinster’s lifeblood but wastefulness in 22 is an issue

Hooker Sean Cronin details how Matt O’Connor’s side can be more prolific in the ‘red zone’.

# sean-cronin - Friday 7 November, 2014

Cronin eager for ‘massive opportunity’ as key ball-carrier against the Boks

The 28-year-old has started only six of his 35 caps in Ireland colours so far.

# sean-cronin - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Ireland and Schmidt dealt blow as Rory Best is ruled out of Boks clash

The 32-year-old hooker has succumbed to the calf injury that has hindered his training all week.

# sean-cronin - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Munster defeat still nagging at ‘patchy’ Leinster

Sean Cronin says the inter-pro defeat is a low from from which Leinster must rise above.

# sean-cronin - Saturday 27 September, 2014

Cronin thinks breakdown battle will be key for Munster clash

The Leinster hooker expects his side to work on their rucking ahead of next week’s derby.

# sean-cronin - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

‘Brian is leaving a few hints he might come back in some capacity’ – Cronin

The hooker is due for shoulder surgery but gave Ireland coach Joe Schmidt something to think about with a superb outing against Glasgow.

# sean-cronin - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Gavin Duffy and 12 other rugby players who have GAA links

Moss Keane, Mick Galwey and Rob Kearney are among the most famous names to have played both sports to a high level.

# sean-cronin - Monday 5 May, 2014

6 Irish players make RaboDirect PRO12 dream team

There are also spots for the Irish based duo of Casey Laulala and Ulster captain Johann Muller.

# sean-cronin - Friday 2 May, 2014

Argentina tour spots up for grabs as Ulster host Leinster in Belfast

International places remain to be decided but more immediately, a home semi-final is on both provinces’ minds.

‘Win or we’re out of the competition’ – Niall Annett on Ulster’s precarious Pro12 position

The former Ireland U20 captain believes players like Rory Best and Sean Cronin have evolved the role of hooker in recent years.

# sean-cronin - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

Four Irishmen included on longlist for ERC European Player of the Year

Two Munster men, two Leinster forwards and Ulster’s South African maestro have made the first cut.

# sean-cronin - Thursday 16 January, 2014

Cronin: Five-day turnaround was ‘actually not too bad’ for Leinster

The Ireland international hooker insists the province are fully-recovered ahead of the Ospreys clash.

# sean-cronin - Friday 15 November, 2013

‘Intensity is Joe’s middle name’ says Cronin ahead of Wallabies clash

The Leinster hooker expects to make an appearance against Australia tomorrow.

Do Irish rugby fans really need encouragement to cheer their country on?

The IRFU have taken to playing music and anthems over the P.A system to drum up support.

# sean-cronin - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Sean Cronin was the best hooker in Europe last weekend

According to the official Amlin Opta Index anyway.

# sean-cronin - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

Devin Toner made NFL man mountain JJ Watt look small last night

6’5″ JJ Watt — meet 6’11″ Devin Toner.

# sean-cronin - Tuesday 8 January, 2013

‘Confident’ Leinster changing tack to return to form

Sean Cronin, while tight-lipped on the new deal he has agreed, says the European champions will feed off the pressure coming their way.

# sean-cronin - Monday 7 January, 2013

Pro12 Team of the Week

Hefty wins for three Irish provinces means the competition for places is high.

# sean-cronin - Friday 14 December, 2012

Malcolm O’Kelly backs Leinster to ride the storm and hit their targets

Leinster could do with some lineout advice after last weekend’s blundering.

# sean-cronin - Sunday 18 November, 2012

‘They did the jersey proud’ – Heaslip praises emerging Irish stars

The captain expressed his satisfaction at shutting down the Fijians in the 53-0 win.

# sean-cronin - Saturday 17 November, 2012

#IreFIJ: How Ireland’s new-look team rated this evening

There are plenty of reasons to be cheerful after the 53-0 win over Fiji in Limerick.

As it happened: Ireland v Fiji, November internationals

Ireland scored early and often against their Pacific Island visitors at Thomond Park.

# sean-cronin - Thursday 25 October, 2012

Strauss is the real deal for Ireland – Bernard Jackman

The former Leinster hooker has tipped the forward to start against his native South Africa next month.

# sean-cronin - Sunday 20 May, 2012

Third time is the charm: Small details add to historic Heineken Cup win

Joe Schmidt was a delighted man after his side retained their European Cup but he is still striving for perfection.

# sean-cronin - Saturday 19 May, 2012

Ratings: We mark the Leinster and Ulster players out of 10

The pace was frantic and there were some superb individual performances but who did we rate as the game’s top dogs?

# sean-cronin - Saturday 28 April, 2012

Garryowen survive double yellow card blow to win All-Ireland Final

The Limerick side were down to 13 men and trailing at half-time before battling back to clinch the Bateman Cup.

# sean-cronin - Saturday 31 March, 2012

Who’s the boss? Leinster seek to assert themselves on unwelcome territory

Time to lace up the business boots for Brian O’Driscoll, Keith Earls & co – It’s business time.

# sean-cronin - Thursday 22 March, 2012

Pro12: Leinster bolstered by star quartet

Leinster have named their team to face the Ospreys at the RDS tomorrow and it includes some big, big names.

# sean-cronin - Friday 17 February, 2012

Pro12 cheat-sheet: your guide to the provincial rugby action

Ireland v Wales seems an awful long time ago. ROG wants a game, you know you feel the same.

# sean-cronin - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

Here we go again – fixture juggle means four matches in 22 days

Declan Kidney will need to draw every last ounce out of his squad as the Six Nations schedule becomes congested.

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