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Introducing – Denis Fogarty.

10th October 2007 By Munster Rugby

Denis Fogarty was educated in Rockwell College where he played Junior and Senior Cup rugby and won a Schools Senior Cup medal on a side that included current teammates Gerry Hurley and Mark Melbourne.

Denis Fogarty was educated in Rockwell College where he played Junior and Senior Cup rugby and won a Schools Senior Cup medal on a side that included current teammates Gerry Hurley and Mark Melbourne.

He played on the Ireland Schools side against Australia December 2001 (Musgrave Park) and the following March was the regular hooker on the Ireland U19 side that competed in the FIRA World Cup in Italy.

He was the first choice hooker in all of Ireland’s games in the 2004 Under 21 Six Nations and in the summer of that year, along with Tomas O’Leary, he was on the Ireland side beaten in the U21 World Cup final by New Zealand. Fogarty started in all of Ireland’s games in that competition and scored a try in the 26-13 win over Australia.

He won the first of his 22 Munster caps in September 2004.

Favourite Food: All types.

Book you are currently reading or have just finished: 50 cents.

Favourite TV programme: Prison Break.

Favourite Film: Braveheart and Gladiator.

Most enjoyable holiday location: Aya Napa.

Favourite sport other than rugby: Soccer and Hurling.

The sport you least like: Curling.

Person you would most like to meet: Wayne Rooney.

Sportsperson you admire most: Roy Keane.

Hobbies: Cinema and Xbox.

Where and when did you first play rugby: Cashel RFC when I was 8.

Biggest influence on career: My Family.

Best career advice you were given: Be the best you can be.

What you like Most/Least about being a rugby player: Doing something I love, the least is the injuries and fitness.

Other sports that you played: Hurling and Football.

Best rugby memory: My first Munster cap and being part of the Heineken Cup win.

Rugby player you admire most: Denis Leamy.

Rugby team you admire most: New Zealand.

Sporting event you would most like to attend: Super Bowl.

If you weren’t a pro Rugby player what would you be: In big trouble.

Plans for life after rugby and what provision have you made: None, I’m taking every day as it comes.

Advice you would give to aspiring pro rugby player: Work hard and play hard.

Three people you would invite to dinner and why: 50 cent, Wayne Rooney and Roy Keane.

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