With the Heineken Champions Cup & the Challenge Cup on this weekend, we decided to look at the involvement of players who played AIL for Dolphin over the past 20 years.
This will cover the players who have played in either competition.
How many played Heineken Cup or Challenge Cup – 18
Danny Barnes (Munster) Julien Brugnaut James Coughlan Munster & Pau Munster, Racing 92, Brive,Dax Montpellier.
James Cronin Munster Sean Dougall Munster & Pau Denis Hurley Munster
Justin Melck Peter McCabe Connacht Dave O’Callaghan Munster Tomás O’Leary
Munster & Saracens Munster, London Irish Montpellier
Darren O’Shea Munster Dave Ryan Paddy Ryan Niall Scannell Munster
Munster, Zebre, Agen Viadana, Newcastle
Rory Scannell Munster Brian Scott Munster Darren Sweetnam Munster
Darragh O’Mahony Saracens
(Leinster was pre 2000)
Who made the most appearances.
Heineken Cup ; Denis Hurley Challenge Cup ; Julien Brugnaut Combined ; Julien Brugnaut.
Players who have made over 30 appearances.
- 48 – Julien Brugnaut 33 + 15 (Challenge Cup)
- 40 – Denis Hurley
- 39 – James Coughlan 34 + 5
- 35 – Rory Scannell
- 33 – Niall Scannell
- 32 – James Cronin
Who appeared for the most teams
Heineken Cup – Munster, Racing 92
Challenge Cup- Brive, Dax, Montpellier.
Most Tries Scored – 5
Tomás O’Leary + Denis Hurley
Worst disciplinary record
The only reason we included this is because, overall the level of discipline has been very good. Just four players have received cards, one yellow card each. They are
- Julien Brugnaut
- James Cronin
- Niall Scannell
- Justin Melck