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Gordon D'Arcy

Gordon D’arcy

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A key member of Ireland’s historic 2009 Six Nations Grand Slam winning team, Gordon D’Arcy is a former Ireland international who won two Six Nations titles. A talented inside centre, he played 82 times for his country and spent the entirety of his club career at Leinster where he won four Celtic League titles and three Heineken European Cups. Since his retirement, Gordon has established a reputation for being one of the most popular rugby after dinner speakers around, where his stories from a career at the very top of elite rugby leave audiences wanting more time and time again.

An extremely talented player in his youth, he was called into the Irish squad as a teenager for his country’s tour of South Africa but sadly had to decline due to his ongoing studies. But, he didn’t wait long after as upon leaving school he made his debut for Ireland in 1999 against Romania at the World Cup. Despite his very obvious skillset, it wasn’t always plain sailing for Gordon. In fact, his short temper alienated many Ireland coaches and he almost retired from the sport. As a result, he was left out of Ireland’s squad for three years. When booked as a rugby speaker, he can talk about this experience detailing how he bounced back and went on to become one of his country’s most crucial players.

Ireland’s loss was Leinster’s gain and he was able to focus on domestic rugby establishing himself as a key player for the club. Over the years he helped Leinster dominate Irish and European rugby, winning countless trophies along the way. In 2002 he made his comeback for Ireland, and now as a more mature player went about establishing himself within the team. He helped his country to two Six Nations wins including the 2009 Grand Slam, seething he is always happy to discuss at length during his speaking engagements.

Now retired, Gordon D’Arcy is one of the most highly sought after rugby speakers on the circuit, and always makes for a great addition to any event. To book Gordon for your social or corporate occasion, contact Evolve today.

Topics and Themes

  • Rugby
  • Sporting Success

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