Craig Casey rugby player
Craig Casey rugby player

Craig Casey

19th Apr 1999 1.65m/76kg Scrum Half

An exciting prospect for the Munster faithful and perhaps the Irish fans. Craig is a talented halfback that enjoyed a rapid rise to professional rugby.

Casey captained Ardscoil Rís to the semi-finals of the 2017 Munster Schools Rugby Senior Cup and was named in the Munster Schools top XV for 2017. He went on to represent Munster and Ireland at under-18 level and is also the nephew of former Shannon and Munster player Mossy Lawler.

Casey was named as vice-captain in the under-20s squad for the 2019 Six Nations Under 20s Championship and was named as the 2018/19 Academy Player. The scrum-half was vice-captain of the 2019 Grand Slam-winning Ireland U20s side and also held that role throughout the 2019 U20 World Championships in Argentina.

His senior competitive debut for Munster came against Connacht in their 27-14 win over Connacht in round 21 of the 2018/19 Pro14 in 2019. The scumhalf joined the province's senior squad ahead of the 2019/20 season on a development contract, before signing a full contract ahead of the 2020/21 season.

Casey is a new sight for the Thomond Park faithful with Conor Murray towering over 1.65m young scrumhalf but if Casey's opening 7 appearances for the Irish Province are any to go by, he could become another world-class scrumhalf in the club's history.





Career

munster Munster Rugby
Scrum Half
2019 - present
ard-scoil-ris-limerick-logo-trans_300_381_c1 Ardscoil Ris, Limerick
Scrum Half
ireland Ireland U20's
Scrum Half
2019 - 2020