Dave attended south Dublin school Blackrock College and he was a member of the 2009 Leinster School Senior Cup winning side captained by Jordi Murphy.
Mayo-born Heffernan has featured in every game for Connacht so far this season, bringing to 75 the total appearances for his home province.
He made his senior debut against the Scarlets in March 2012 as a member of the Connacht Academy and shortly before he transitioned from the back row to hooker.
The Ballina-native, who has represented Ireland Under-20’s and Emerging Ireland, has been a member of the Connacht senior squad since the beginning of the 2013/14 season.
Heffernan signed a two-year contract extension in January 2017. His career has gone from strength-to-strength since he transitioned from the backrow to hooker and has represented Ireland Under-20’s and Emerging Ireland.
In May 2017, the uncapped Heffernan was included in the Ireland Summer tour squad that will play tour USA & Japan.
He made his test debut off the bench against USA and is yet to add to his test cap tally since.
In January 2019, Heffernan signed a contract extension with Connacht.
Heffernan has been named for the Six Nations 2020 Ireland squad and has 1 cap. He will be looking to add to this total.
(LS January 23, 2019)
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