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#Brendan Macken

# brendan-macken - Sunday 24 January, 2021

'It's an unbelievable privilege to play professional sport, but there are ups and downs'
# Next Chapter
# Next Chapter

'It's an unbelievable privilege to play professional sport, but there are ups and downs'

Jan 24th 2021, 8:00 AM 32,987 Views 5 Comments

Brendan Macken has retired at the age of 29 after a career with Leinster, Wasps, and London Irish.

# brendan-macken - Monday 27 August, 2018

Irish centre Brendan Macken set to join Declan Kidney's London Irish
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Irish centre Brendan Macken set to join Declan Kidney's London Irish

Aug 27th 2018, 7:00 PM 10,219 Views 0 Comments

The former Leinster midfielder has spent the summer with Leicester Tigers.

# brendan-macken - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

Irish centre Brendan Macken to leave Wasps at end of season
# Exit
# Exit

Irish centre Brendan Macken to leave Wasps at end of season

May 8th 2018, 5:18 PM 16,451 Views 15 Comments

The 26-year-old has been with the Premiership club for three years.

# brendan-macken - Monday 5 March, 2018

McMahon stars in Pro D2, Butler returns for Pau and all the exiles action
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

McMahon stars in Pro D2, Butler returns for Pau and all the exiles action

Mar 5th 2018, 12:47 PM 8,603 Views 1 Comment

Donnacha Ryan’s Racing 92 closed the gap to leaders Montpellier in the Top 14.

# brendan-macken - Friday 31 March, 2017

Former Leinster man included in star-studded Wasps backline for Aviva quarter-final
# Familiar Faces
# Familiar Faces

Former Leinster man included in star-studded Wasps backline for Aviva quarter-final

Mar 31st 2017, 12:35 PM 11,366 Views 10 Comments

Jimmy Gopperth lines out at inside centre while prop Marty Moore will start the game among the replacements.

# brendan-macken - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

Wasps back Moore to win more Ireland caps after excellent early impact
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Wasps back Moore to win more Ireland caps after excellent early impact

Dec 20th 2016, 6:30 AM 8,598 Views 15 Comments

Meanwhile, Dai Young will do his best to keep Irish centre Brendan Macken happy.

# brendan-macken - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

Danny Cipriani's return home to Wasps has been officially confirmed
# Danny Boy
# Danny Boy

Danny Cipriani's return home to Wasps has been officially confirmed

Feb 16th 2016, 1:18 PM 5,139 Views 5 Comments

The 28-year-old first played for the club as a teenager.

# brendan-macken - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

Ex-Leinster centre Macken signs new deal with Premiership side Wasps
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Ex-Leinster centre Macken signs new deal with Premiership side Wasps

Jan 13th 2016, 3:31 PM 8,449 Views 22 Comments

The 24-year-old joined Dai Young’s squad last summer.

# brendan-macken - Thursday 12 November, 2015

'To line up alongside Gordon D'Arcy and Brian O'Driscoll was unbelievable'
# Homegrown
# Homegrown

'To line up alongside Gordon D'Arcy and Brian O'Driscoll was unbelievable'

Nov 12th 2015, 6:30 AM 16,262 Views 22 Comments

Brendan Macken has settled into life at Wasps after leaving home province Leinster.

# brendan-macken - Friday 22 May, 2015

Wasps could play with an Irish centre pairing next season after confirming 4 new signings
# Buzzing
# Buzzing

Wasps could play with an Irish centre pairing next season after confirming 4 new signings

May 22nd 2015, 3:03 PM 9,907 Views 7 Comments

Dai Young has recruited two Dubliners with a 10-year age gap.

# brendan-macken - Saturday 28 February, 2015

Leinster's Brendan Macken joins Gloucester on loan
# Short-term
# Short-term

Leinster's Brendan Macken joins Gloucester on loan

Feb 28th 2015, 9:03 AM 5,975 Views 17 Comments

The centre moves to the Aviva Premiership side until the end of the season.

# brendan-macken - Monday 2 June, 2014

'We went to Zebre and played in front of three people' - Gopperth praises squad effort
# The Other Guys
# The Other Guys

'We went to Zebre and played in front of three people' - Gopperth praises squad effort

Jun 2nd 2014, 8:25 PM 9,352 Views 1 Comment

The Leinster out-half believes Noel Reid and Brendan Macken have given fans a glimpse of the midfield future.

# brendan-macken - Friday 28 March, 2014

VIDEO: This is what it's like to get smashed by Leinster rugby players
# Floored
# Floored

VIDEO: This is what it's like to get smashed by Leinster rugby players

Mar 28th 2014, 7:08 PM 11,171 Views 8 Comments

A braver soul than us takes on the challenge.

# brendan-macken - Sunday 2 March, 2014

Leinster rugby stars pay Donnybrook visit as Blackrock overpower Newbridge
# Schools Cup
# Schools Cup

Leinster rugby stars pay Donnybrook visit as Blackrock overpower Newbridge

Mar 2nd 2014, 6:10 PM 10,177 Views 5 Comments

‘Rock had too much pace and power for the Kildare side to advance to the Leinster School Senior Cup final.

# brendan-macken - Sunday 20 October, 2013

Macken confident he walked tall in O'Driscoll's Heineken Cup shoes
# Stepping Up
# Stepping Up

Macken confident he walked tall in O'Driscoll's Heineken Cup shoes

Oct 20th 2013, 7:15 AM 2,855 Views 4 Comments

Jimmy Gopperth, meanwhile, endeared himself to Castres ahead of the 2014 rematch.

# brendan-macken - Thursday 10 October, 2013

O'Driscoll 'unlikely' to feature against Ospreys
# Losing Battle
# Losing Battle

O'Driscoll 'unlikely' to feature against Ospreys

Oct 10th 2013, 1:29 PM 5,406 Views 15 Comments

Brendan Macken is primed for his first Heineken Cup start on Saturday evening.

# brendan-macken - Monday 26 August, 2013

Next generation ready to carry the flag declares Leinster's Jordi Murphy
# Time Is Now
# Time Is Now

Next generation ready to carry the flag declares Leinster's Jordi Murphy

Aug 26th 2013, 7:05 AM 3,695 Views 3 Comments

The back-row believes summer victories for Ireland and the Irish Lions will benefit the Pro12 champions.

# brendan-macken - Saturday 24 August, 2013

Fitzgerald and Macken ready to lighten O'Driscoll's Leinster load
# Stepping Up
# Stepping Up

Fitzgerald and Macken ready to lighten O'Driscoll's Leinster load

Aug 24th 2013, 3:10 PM 5,453 Views 12 Comments

Matt O’Connor may yet bring in an extra body but the current playing staff feel they are ready to step up.

# brendan-macken - Saturday 29 December, 2012

As it happened: Leinster v Connacht, RaboDirect Pro12
Live Dec 29th 2012, 7:27 PM

As it happened: Leinster v Connacht, RaboDirect Pro12

# brendan-macken - Monday 26 November, 2012

Pro12: Team of the week
# Best XV
# Best XV

Pro12: Team of the week

Nov 26th 2012, 1:30 PM 1,214 Views 0 Comments

Two defeats and squeaky wins for Leinster and Ulster but some players shone through the morass.

# brendan-macken - Sunday 4 November, 2012

As it happened: Ospreys v Leinster, RaboDirect PRO12
Live Nov 4th 2012, 3:47 PM

As it happened: Ospreys v Leinster, RaboDirect PRO12

# brendan-macken - Thursday 27 September, 2012

The YouTube Top 10: Because Ryle Nugent impressions are even better than the real thing
# Going Viral
# Going Viral

The YouTube Top 10: Because Ryle Nugent impressions are even better than the real thing

Sep 27th 2012, 12:30 PM 2,195 Views 2 Comments

Also featuring a hilarious parody mocking the NFL refs.

# brendan-macken - Friday 17 August, 2012

Leinster name experimental side to face Northampton
# Ready To Go
# Ready To Go

Leinster name experimental side to face Northampton

Aug 17th 2012, 12:53 PM 1,137 Views 0 Comments

Jordan Coghlan makes his first start, as Joe Schmidt names a youthful-looking team.

# brendan-macken - Friday 24 February, 2012

Schmidt names star-stripped side for Glasgow mission
# Pro12
# Pro12

Schmidt names star-stripped side for Glasgow mission

Feb 24th 2012, 3:04 PM 291 Views 0 Comments

The young pairing of Brendan Macken and Colm O’Shea start again in midfield when Leinster travel to Firhill tomorrow night.

# brendan-macken - Friday 30 December, 2011

Nacewa back in starting XV for Leinster's trip west
# Local Pride
# Local Pride

Nacewa back in starting XV for Leinster's trip west

Dec 30th 2011, 12:49 PM 345 Views 0 Comments

Both Connacht and Leinster have named their sides for tomorrow’s meeting in Galway.

# brendan-macken - Monday 20 June, 2011

Defeat of Scottish lands semi-final place for Ireland U20s
# Young Guns
# Young Guns

Defeat of Scottish lands semi-final place for Ireland U20s

Jun 20th 2011, 11:29 AM 263 Views 0 Comments

Ireland beat Scotland 30-13 to record their first victory of the tournament.