Dean attended Blackrock College in South Dublin and won a JCT medal during his time at the school.
He joined the Leinster sub-academy a year later and was originally named in the U20 Six Nations extended squad but didn't appear during the Championship.
Conor - the son of former Ireland and Lions out half Paul - was included in the Ireland U20 squad for the 2017 U20 Rugby World Cup in Georgia.
Dean played his club rugby with St. Marys in the UBL 1B.
A Connacht academy player, he impressed for the Connacht Eagles in the 2020 Celtic Cup campaign when the squad won 5 of their 7 games.
In June 2020 he signed his first senior contract at the Irish province having already made his first start in Thomond Park against Munster in the final game of the 2018/19 Guinness PRO14 regular season
(LS June 24, 2020)
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