Kilcoyne carrying against Harlequins in 2013.
|Date of birth||14 December 1988|
|Place of birth||Limerick, Ireland|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||111 kg (17.5 st; 245 lb)|
|Rugby union career|
David Kilcoyne (born 14 December 1988) is an Irish rugby union player for Munster in the Pro14 and European Rugby Champions Cup. He plays as a prop and represents UL Bohemians in the All-Ireland League.
Kilcoyne joined the Munster Academy at the start of the 2010-11 season, after impressing in the 2009-10 British and Irish Cup campaign. On 26 December 2011, he made his Munster debut as a replacement against Connacht in a Pro12 match. He made his first start for Munster in the Round 21 league fixture against Scarlets on 21 April 2012. On 6 April 2012, Kilcoyne scored a try in extra-time of the Munster A v Leinster A British and Irish Cup semi-final, securing a place in the final for Munster A. He also started in the 2011-12 British and Irish Cup Final on 27 April 2012, which Munster A won after beating Cross Keys 31-12 in Musgrave Park, Cork.
Kilcoyne made his Heineken Cup debut on 13 October 2012, in Munster's opening 2012-13 Heineken Cup fixture away to Racing 92. He played in all of Munster's remaining pool matches, except the away match to Saracens due to illness. Kilcoyne scored his first try for Munster on 29 March 2013, in a league fixture against Glasgow Warriors. He started for Munster in their 18-12 quarter-final victory away to Harlequins on 7 April 2013. Kilcoyne also started the 16-10 semi-final defeat to Clermont Auvergne on 27 April 2013. He was nominated for Munster Player of the Year for the 2012-13 season, but lost to Tommy O'Donnell.
Kilcoyne started against Edinburgh in Round 1 of the 2013-14 Heineken Cup. He also started against Gloucester in Round 2 on 19 October 2013. Kilcoyne also started against Perpignan on 8 December 2013. He was a replacement against Perpignan on 14 December 2013. Kilcoyne started the 20-7 away win against Gloucester on 11 January 2013, a win that secured quarter-final qualification for Munster. He started against Edinburgh in the Round 6 38-6 win on 19 January 2014 that secured a home quarter-final. Kilcoyne started in Munster's Heineken Cup quarter-final against Toulouse on 5 April 2014, scoring a try in the 47-23 win. He started in Munster's 24-16 semi-final defeat to Toulon on 27 April 2014. Kilcoyne was named in the 2013-14 Pro12 Team of the Season on 5 May 2014.
Kilcoyne scored a try for Munster in their 31-5 win against Zebre on 19 September 2014. He started against Sale Sharks in Munster's first European Rugby Champions Cup game on 18 October 2014, scoring a try. He came off the bench against Saracens in Round 2 of the Champions Cup on 24 October 2014, scoring a try in the 14-3 win. Kilcoyne started against Clermont Auvergne on 6 December 2014, but went off injured early in the first-half.
Kilcoyne started Munster's opening pool game of the 2015-16 European Rugby Champions Cup against Benetton on 14 November 2015. On 19 February 2016, Kilcoyne scored two tries in Munster's 27-24 defeat against Glasgow Warriors in the 2015-16 Pro12. On 7 May 2016, Kilcoyne earned his 100th cap for Munster in their 31-15 win against Scarlets. On 4 November 2016, Kilcoyne scored two tries and won the Man-of-the-Match award in Munster's 33-0 win against Ospreys. On 24 January 2017, it was announced that Kilcoyne had signed a contract extension which will see him remain with Munster until June 2020. On 5 May 2017, Kilcoyne was named in the 2016-17 Pro12 Dream Team. On 9 September 2017, Kilcoyne made his 100th appearance in the Pro14 when he came off the bench against South African side Cheetahs in round 2 of the 2017-18 Pro14. Kilcoyne was Man-of-the-Match in Munster's 14-7 win against Racing 92 in Round 2 of the 2017-18 European Rugby Champions Cup on 21 October 2017. Kilcoyne earned his 150th cap for Munster on 7 April 2018, coming off the bench and scoring a try in the provinces' 39-22 away win against Southern Kings.
On 24 October 2012, Kilcoyne was included in the senior Ireland squad for the 2012 Autumn Tests. Kilcoyne made his Ireland debut on 10 November 2012, as a temporary replacement for Cian Healy in the test against South Africa. He started for Ireland in their non-capped friendly against Fiji on 17 November 2012. He won a second cap against Argentina on 24 November 2012, again as a replacement.
Kilcoyne was named in Ireland's training squad for the 2013 Six Nations Championship on 17 January 2013. He started for Ireland Wolfhounds in their friendly against England Saxons on 25 January 2013. Kilcoyne made his Six Nations debut on 2 February 2013, coming on as a replacement in Ireland opening 30-22 win against Wales. He again came on as a replacement against England on 10 February 2013,Scotland on 24 February 2013, and Italy on 16 March 2013.
Kilcoyne was named in the Ireland squad for the 2013 Ireland tour to North America on 19 May 2013. He started against the United States on 8 June 2013, his first start for Ireland. He came off the bench against Canada on 15 June 2013.
Kilcoyne started for Ireland Wolfhounds in their friendly against England Saxons on 25 January 2014. He was included in Ireland's squad for the 2014 Six Nations Championship fixture against England. Kilcoyne was named in the Ireland squad for their 2014 tour to Argentina on 19 May 2014. He came off the bench in the first test against Argentina on 7 June 2014. Kilcoyne started the second test against Argentina on 14 June 2014. Kilcoyne was named in the Ireland squad for the 2014 Guinness Series on 21 October 2014. He came off the bench during the 29-15 win against South Africa on 8 November 2014. Kilcoyne started against Georgia on 16 November 2014, scoring a try in the 49-7 win.
Kilcoyne was named in the 45-man training squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup on 24 June 2015. He came off the bench in the first World Cup warm-up against Wales on 8 August 2015. Kilcoyne started the second warm-up against Scotland on 15 August 2015. He came off the bench in the warm-up game against Wales on 29 August 2015. However, he was left out of the final 31-man squad for the tournament.
On 25 May 2016, Kilcoyne was named in the 32-man Ireland squad to tour South Africa in a 3-test series. On 18 June 2016, Kilcoyne came on as a replacement in the second test against South Africa. On 7 November 2016, Kilcoyne was added to the senior Ireland squad for the 2016 end-of-year rugby union internationals. On 23 January 2017, Kilcoyne was named in the Ireland squad for the opening two rounds of the 2017 Six Nations Championship. On 2 March 2017, Kilcoyne was added to the Ireland squad for final two rounds of the 2017 Six Nations Championship. He was also selected in the squad for the 2017 Summer Tour against the United States and Japan, coming off the bench in all three tests. He came off the bench in Ireland's wins against South Africa and Argentina during the 2017 Autumn Internationals.
Correct as of 19 October 2019