London Irish star retires with immediate effect, aged 27 - Ruck

London Irish star retires with immediate effect, aged 27

London Irish back row forward Conor Gilsenan has been forced to retire from the sport with immediate effect due to medical reasons, following six seasons with the Exiles.

Joining from Leinster ahead of the 2014/15 season, the 27-year-old has gone on to make over 70 appearances for the club, crossing for six tries.

“It is with a heavy heart that I am wrapping up my career in rugby and my time with London Irish. A club that quickly became my adopted home over the past 6 years” said Conor.

“I have played with some incredible players, built relationships with extraordinary people and represented a special club with great supporters.

“Thanks to everyone who played a part in my time at Irish, fond memories I will take with me for a lifetime. The future is bright for the club with the move back to London on the horizon and I look forward to supporting the boys in Brentford.”


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