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Leinster Winger Daly Calls Time On Career At 27

Leinster Winger Daly Calls Time On Career At 27
By PJ Browne Updated
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Barry Daly has decided to retire from rugby at just 27.

The winger suffered from significant knee problems over the past two years. The Dubliner played 36 times in all for Leinster, scoring a remarkable 19 tries.

The decision to retire from the game is partially due to an opportunity to continue his education in the US.

"It was a combination of things, the knee, two years of injuries, I got the opportunity to study abroad," he told the Leinster Rugby website.

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"I’ve got a scholarship to study in Boston for two years, I’m doing an MBA there.

"I didn’t really know for sure until towards the end of my injury rehab. I was coming back, looking to play and the whole pandemic was just kicking off then.

"Thankfully, Ella McCabe (Rugby Players Ireland) had been on my case hard the last couple of years with all the injury time to prepare for after rugby and she put me on to this scholarship.

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"I actually got that fairly shortly after the whole lockdown kicked off so that was pretty much the decision made for me. I wasn’t able to play for Leinster anymore and I’d gotten this incredible opportunity to go and study in Boston College."

Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

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