Alan Quinlan – Irish Rugby Legend, Television pundit and commentator and After Dinner Speaker
A dedicated and committed former rugby international, Alan played professional rugby and became Munster’s most capped player with a total of 212 appearances before his recent retirement in May 2011. A native of Tipperary town, he began his career with Clanwilliam FC where his magnificent performances saw him make the move to Shannon, in turn representing Munster at provincial level. Alan can also boast the great honour of representing his country, Ireland, at International level.
His media and television credits include recent work with ITV in providing co-commentary on their coverage of the 2011 Rugby World Cup. He also provides punditry on a range of television and radio panellist shows, drawing on his own experiences of the rugby world to share his insights on the game today.
Alan on 'The Saturday Night Show'
A natural and polite people person, Alan is a regular after-dinner speaker and can also be requested for launches, photo calls or personal appearances through JGA Sports Agency.
Alan has experienced much success throughout his career and has typically led by example every time he pulled on the Rugby jersey. His list of honours includes five League Division 1 titles, two Heineken Cups and a Celtic League winner’s medal. His most prestigious moment in rugby came as he won the man of the match accolade in Munster’s 16-13 victory over Toulouse to win the Heineken Cup Final in 2008.
He was also a prominent figure at International level, amassing a total of 27 caps for Ireland, scoring 30 points along the way. Alan was included in two world cup squads in 2003 and 2007, scoring two important tries in the first tournament before dislocating his shoulder scoring a vital try against Argentina in the pool stages.