Marcus Horan 67 caps to date (Oct 2011)
has had a lengthy and glittering international career since he was first capped for the senior side in 2000. Marcus was no stranger to success in an Irish jersey prior to this. In 1998 he was a member of the Triple Crown winning U/21 side and previous to that he was capped at schools level whilst attending St Munchin’s College and then later he played with the Irish Colleges. , He won his first A cap against England in February 2000 and was a regular on that side for the rest of the season. In May 2000, he was called into the senior squad and came on as a replacement in the non-cap game against the Barbarians. In the summer tour of the Americas that summer, Marcus gained his first cap as a replacement for Paul Wallace against the US Eagles (June 2000). It took a further two years before he made his first start in an International against Fiji, in an autumn game. In the Six Nations of 2003 he came on as a replacement in the opening two games, before starting against France. A regular in the squad since, he quickly became first choice loose-head prop. A serious health scare however in 2010 saw him down the pecking order and despite a huge effort his non selection for the 2011 WRC seemed to put an end to his auspicious international career.
67 caps to date (Oct 2011)