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#Sean Cronin

# 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.

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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.

# sean-cronin - Wednesday 28 December, 2011

Leinster’s Carr faces fitness race ahead of Connacht meeting

The winger hurt his ankle on Monday and may struggle to recover in time for Sunday.

# sean-cronin - Friday 18 November, 2011

Game on: Leinster name team to face Glasgow

Eoin Reddan makes his first start of the season, as Joe Schmidt opts to make changes to the side that drew with Montpellier.

# sean-cronin - Thursday 6 October, 2011

Fergus McFadden’s World Cup diary: week 4

“I actually thought Sean’s little talk was pretty good on Monday but the lads weren’t happy and the bus driver was told to pull over and he was kicked off and made to find his own way to the hotel.”

Injury concern Best confirmed as good to go for quarter-final

The Ulster man was a doubt for the Rugby World Cup quarter-final because of bruised AC shoulder joint which he picked up in the impressive win over Italy last weekend in Dunedin.

# sean-cronin - Wednesday 5 October, 2011

Best stays in – for now – as Kidney names unchanged side for Wales

Declan Kidney names an unchanged side from the one that beat Italy – with Conor Murray staying put with O’Gara at half-back.

# sean-cronin - Friday 30 September, 2011

O’Gara gets the nod for Ireland’s big Italian job

Declan Kidney’s side to face Italy has eight changes from Russia – but only two from the side that took the scalp of Australia.

# sean-cronin - Friday 23 September, 2011

Leo takes the armband as Kidney rings changes for Russia clash

Several big names are rested ahead of Ireland’s final pool clash with Italy, with five changes in the back line alone.

# sean-cronin - Monday 22 August, 2011

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In pictures: meet your Rugby World Cup squad

Declan Kidney has named his panel for the trip to New Zealand next month. Here’s who’s packing the travel adapter.

# sean-cronin - Friday 17 June, 2011

Holidays are over, lads – Kidney names side for summer training camps

Next stop New Zealand as Ireland’s rugby stars gear up for September’s trip to the southern hemisphere.

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