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CYM Men's Rugby Team

2017 - 2018


Kev Carty

Captain 2017/2018

From: Dublin
Position: Backrow/ Hooker
Fun Fact: A.K.A. Manbaby; Kevin may be the next step in human evolution, only time will tell. All we care about is that his hairless legs allow him to keep him dominating rucks and smashing ballcarriers for 80 minutes. 


John 'JT' Twomey

From: Kerry
Position: Second Row/ Backrow
Fun Fact: The break out season last year belonged to JT, fueled by his new physique. In an attempt to steal some of his girlfriend's attention back from their new dog he hit the gym harder than ever and if she doesn't appreciate his God-like body his team certainly do.


Daragh McCauley

From: Dublin
Position: Second Row
Fun Fact: Resident documentarian and the film prodigy through whom we glimpse the seedy underbelly of Hollywood. At 6 foot something and weighing a gentleman's 75kg there's always going to be some use for him on the pitch.


Luke Duffy

From : Dublin
Position: Full Back/ Scrum Half
Fun Fact: Long-standing CYM fullback, Luke Duffy's most recent contribution to CYM was a two session dalliance with yoga during pre-season. If the forwards didn't have a low opinion of the back three before this they certainly do now.


Brian 'Bourkey' Bourke

From: Dublin (The City of Rathmines)
Position: Wing
Fun Fact: The heart and soul of CYM rugby club. Whenever a match is lost we can all forget about our own mistakes and usually falsify memories of some handling error from Brian which would then explain why we actually lost somehow.


Adam 'Lynchy' Lynch

From: Dublin
Position: Outhalf/Center
Fun Fact: The posterboy for Monogamy Ireland, his multi-faceted play stands in stark contrast to his personal life. Winning player of the year and other awards with the club he has come back for more this year with a silver-lust that cannot be satisfied.


Kelan Daly

From: Meath
Position: Centre/ Outhalf
Fun Fact: Player/Manager, Kelan is the proud purveyor of CYM's most cultured kicking boot. Slotting penalties from all over the park he has also added tackling to his repertoire over the past couple of years. If we could add passing or some other rudimentary elements to his game he would be a fine player indeed.


John 'Johnway' Conway

From: Dublin
Position: Center / Full Back
Fun Fact: Utility back and Coach's right hand man. In spite of his injuries he remains a stalwart of the team. Marked out early in his CYM career for his talent and pace he has yet to emerge from his younger brother's shadow in regard to rugby, his career or his parent's general ranking of their children.


Yann Du Bot

From: France
Position: Centre/ Wing
Fun Fact: Italian speaker, occasional moustache wearer, harmonica player and all the other things one pictures in a Frenchman. Yann is all and more. An exquisite dancer with a heart of gold, his only notable weakness to emerge during his time in Ireland is train tracks and how they interact with bicycle wheels.


Damien 'Damo' King

From: Kilkenny
Position: Wing/ Fullback
Fun Fact: The resident academic of CYM and chief interceptor of opposition passes. Damo runs a computer lab full of science in DCU where he has all manner of automatons doing fancy calculations, and yet he's never at training on time.


Bernard Murray

From: Tipperary
Position: Centre
Fun Fact: The team veteran still standing since a time when jerseys weren't skin tight and gumshields were frowned upon. He has maintained his form and fitness all these years besting the ageing process, however now he must convince his wife to let him play one more year.


Thomas Walsh

From: Dublin
Position: Scrumhalf/ Wing/ Fullback
Funfact: Thomas can play all across the backline and when in form can score almost at will. Similarly he awards his much coveted lad points at a whim. With a tan to die for he belongs in any CYM starting 15.


James 'Jamesy' Harding

From: Dublin
Position: Prop/ Hooker
Fun Fact: They say absence makes the heart grow fonder, James' current loan deal to New Zealand has taught us otherwise. His phobia of astro turf coupled with an alarming need for coach's approval were not missed over the past few months. That being said he is still the only man to have eaten the entire EuroSaver menu in one sitting #BringHimHome.


Blayne Keogh

From: Dublin
Position: Backrow
Fun Fact: In the gladiatorial machismo environment that is metro rugby the efforts of wide players often go underappreciated, that was until Blayne played wing for a game. Blayne has bulked up considerably for this season, which will surely tell on the pitch but more importantly perhaps he can challenge one of the ladies team to a re-match of the fabled arm-wrestle from last year.


Luis Duran

From: Spain
Position: Centre
Fun Fact: The mastermind behind the recruitment of CYM's current crop of players. His signature blend of house parties and free drink has wooed many a man and woman to his bidding. His finishing of tries on the other hand leaves something to be desired, namely an understanding of the deadball line.

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From: Slovakia
Position: Second Row
Fun Fact: Playing rugby for the first time last year he quickly adapted from his usual sport of Wakeboarding. His novice skill set was well bolstered by the self-confidence garnered from driving a ladies moped.

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Aaron Robinson

From: Newcastle
Position: Prop
Fun Fact: Skill, speed, and deft handling are all words that can be associated with Aaron. Unfortunately, he has yet to bring these abilities to the pitch but it's in the bar where these talents truly shine. Watching him get served, finished, and then back for seconds in under a minute is truly an awesome sight to behold.

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Jonathon 'Mouth of the South' Tebbs

From: Frimley
Position: Centre, Out Half
Having been convinced to come down by work colleague, Adam Lynch, Jonathon very quickly took to the club and now has his eyes on Adam's 'Loudest Man Around' award. Ear plugs will be provided at training.

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Joshua 'The Young' Lynch;

From: Dublin
Position: Flanker
Brother to Adam, Josh had lots to live up to at arrival to the club but endeared himself straight away to the CYM faithful by scoring a try on debut and then calling out the referee and three Coolmine players to the carpark 'to sort this out'. He was soon substituted.


James 'The Hair' Buckley

From: Dublin
Position: Hooker
No hooker since Dmitri Szarzewski has garnered so much attention for their coiffure. Also like his French counterpart, James likes to do the occasional tastefully nude photoshoot, almost all of which are for legitimate websites


Fiachra 'Swaz' Cunningham

From: Cork
Position: Prop
Has played with Coach Neville since he was just Unused Sub Neville, Fiachra has seen it all. Is currently putting his love of stirring crap to good work with a
job in water sanitation.

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Brian 'John Eales' Warde:

Position: Second Row
Another work colleague of Adam Lynch, this is Brian's first experience with rugby and he has taken to it like a duck to water. No highlights video is complete without a clip of Brian collecting a kick off and going round wingers with ease. He has even brought his GAA background to the fore by taking a few conversions, some of which have even gone over.

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Adam Murphy

From: Waterford
Position: (Unexpected) Flanker
Adam's introduction to CYM was delayed several weeks due to injury and was given a baptism of fire at a particularly intense training session, where he took several balls to the face while trying to figure out what lines to run. Thankfully, Adam has stuck around and is now able to catch most balls with his hands.


David McMahon

Position: Winger, Full Back
Dave showed great promise in preseason, being the only person who turned up fit helped, but a dislocated collarbone, achieved in a football match, has delayed his debut.

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Pierre Allavene

From: France
Position: Scrum Half
In the beginning, Pierre was just an unremarkable Frenchman, good looking, suave, about to steal your girl, then Movember happened. Turning up to training with a moustache that would have warranted a call to the guards on a lesser man, Pierre has worn it with the panache expected from a man who once threw a miss pass over four people.


Seamus Humphreys

From: Limerick
Position: Scrum Half
Despite living over the wall from CYM, Seamus didn't realise that there was a rugby club so close to him and it wasn't till mid September that he joined us. Seamus reassures us that the fact that this time just so happened to be the end of preseason was merely coincidence.


Will "The Second Coming" Parkinson

From: Dublin
Position: Winger, Scrum Half, Flanker