Alan Quinlan is a former rugby international and popular guest speaker. Originally from Tipperary, Alan began his career at Clanwilliam before moving on to Shannon and represent Munster at provincial level. He became Munster’s most capped player with a total of 212 appearances before retiring in May 2011. 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 man of the match in Munster’s 16-13 victory over Toulouse to win the Heineken Cup Final in 2008.
On an international level, Alan was also a prominent feature earning a total of 27 caps for Ireland and scoring 30 points. He was selected to play in two World Cups, in 2003 and 2007, and was then picked for the Lions Tour in 2009, but missed out through suspension.
In 2010, Alan released his autobiography Quinlan: Red Blooded, detailing his career and personal life in and outside the game.
Since retiring, Alan is a regular ambassador for Mental Health, helping raise awareness by sharing his previous experiences.
Alan is a regular contributor on rugby with RTE and Sky Sports. Most recently, he is a presenter on Newstalk Breakfast alongside Colette Fitzpatrick, Shane Coleman and Paul Williams.