Ulster recruit young pair

Guinness PRO12 Editor

22 Jun 2012


Ulster Rugby today announced the signings of scrumhalf Michael Heaney and back row forward Sean Doyle.

Heaney has rejoined the club from Doncaster Knights on a 4 month short term deal, with the opportunity of a full time contract at the end of that period.

A graduate of the Phoenix Ulster Academy, Heaney has represented Ulster at all levels and made his senior debut for the Province in a pre-season friendly away to Harlequins in August 2010. He was a member of the Ireland U20 squad that won the 2010 Six Nations Championship and also competed in the IRB Junior World Championships later that year.

The 21 year old joined Doncaster midway through the 2011/12 season after playing his club rugby in Ulster with Belfast Harlequins.

Doyle is an Australian born openside flanker who has joined from Sydney club side Southern Districts. The Irish-qualified 22 year old has been one of the leading players in the New South Wales Premier Grade over the past four seasons and has also been a strong performer for the NSW ‘A’ representative side.

Michael Heaney
D.O.B: 05/11/90
Height: 1.76m
Weight: 80kg
Position: Scrumhalf
Honours: Ireland U20, Ulster Rugby, Doncaster Knights

Sean Doyle
D.O.B: 29/06/89
Height: 1.84m
Weight: 99kg
Position: Openside flanker
Honours: NSW ‘A’