Two young Carlow men who cut their rugby teeth in County Carlow Rugby Club from the tender age of 6, and went on to win the Leinster under 12’s in 2006 with their County team, made it into the history books last Friday night (26th September) as Leinster played Cardiff Blues. Carlow twins Bryan and Edward Byrne became only the second set of twins to have been on the pitch at the same time in a PRO12 game. Prop Edward made his second senior appearance for Leinster coming off the bench in the 68th minute of their 37-23 win over Cardiff. He was later joined by twin brother Bryan who was making his third PRO12 appearance this season as replacement hooker.Having turned 21 only a few weeks ago the brothers have already tasted success at a high level having won the British & Irish Cup with Leinster ‘A’s last season and have also gained valuable experience in recent seasons with the Ireland under-20’s participating in the under-20s Junior World Cup in 2013.The pair were involved with the winning Ireland under-18 team of the European Cup in 2011 and Bryan was also part of the Emerging Irish squad which fought a successful campaign in the IRB Nations Cup in June 2014. Edward is currently a player with UCD whilst Bryan who is with Clontarf was involved with Clontarf’s winning squad that won the Ulster bank League title last season. The boys came to prominence at Schools level where they were Leinster Schools Junior and Senior Cup champions with Clongowes Wood College. This coming Saturday evening (4th October) the Byrne brothers will once again don their Leinster shirts when they take to the bench as replacements in a highly anticipated game against Munster.
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