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In Pictures: Craig Casey's Career From Stringer's Arms To Ireland Jersey

In Pictures: Craig Casey's Career From Stringer's Arms To Ireland Jersey

Craig Casey made his Ireland debut on Saturday, coming off the bench to play the final 18 minutes of the victory over Italy.

This is a look at Casey's career through the years, starting with an early meeting with Peter Stringer.

In Peter Stringer's arms

Kennedy Cup

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14 June 2013; Craig Casey, Limerick District, is consoled by his team-mates after he missed a penalty. 2013 SFAI Umbro Kennedy Cup 3rd/4th Play Off, Limerick District v Cork, UL Arena, University of Limerick. Picture credit: Brian Lawless / SPORTSFILE

Munster Schools Junior Cup

4 February 2015; Ardscoil Rís captain, Craig Casey, in action against Jake Murphy, left, Paddy Kelly, centre, and Mark Crowe, right, St Munchin's College. SEAT Munster Schools Junior Cup, Round 1 at St Mary's RFC, Limerick. Picture credit: Diarmuid Greene / SPORTSFILE

U18 Schools Interprovincial Series

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30 August 2016; Craig Casey of Munster during the U18 Schools Interprovincial Series Round 1 game between Munster and Leinster at Thomond Park in Limerick. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Craig Casey of Munster during the U18 Schools Interprovincial Series Round 1 game between Munster and Leinster at Thomond Park in Limerick. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Munster Schools Senior Cup

2 March 2017; Craig Casey of Ardscoil Rís is consoled by Luke Fitzgerald of Glenstal Abbey after the Clayton Hotels Munster Schools Senior Cup Semi-Final at Thomond Park in Limerick. Photo by Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile

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Ireland U20s

8 March 2019; Craig Casey of Ireland in action against France during the U20 Six Nations Rugby Championship match Musgrave Park in Cork. Photo by Matt Browne/Sportsfile

Munster training

29 April 2019; Craig Casey and John Ryan arrive for Munster Rugby squad training at the University of Limerick. Photo by Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile

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U20 World Championship

22 June 2019; Craig Casey of Ireland during the New World Rugby U20 Championship Pool B match between Zealand at Club Old Resian in Rosario, Argentina. Photo by Florencia Tan Jun/Sportsfile

Munster pre-season

13 September 2019; Craig Casey of Munster during the pre-season friendly match between Munster and London Irish at the Irish Independent Park in Cork. Photo by Matt Browne/Sportsfile

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Pro14

21 December 2019; Craig Casey of Munster during the Guinness PRO14 Round 8 match between Connacht at The Sportsground in Galway. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Champions Cup

19 January 2020; Craig Casey of Munster comes on to replace team-mate Conor Murray during the Heineken Champions Cup Pool 4 Round 6 match at Thomond Park in Limerick. Photo by Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile

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Craig Casey of Munster in action against Luke Price of Ospreys. Photo by Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile

First Ireland matchday squad

Ireland debut

27 February 2021; Craig Casey of Ireland, left, and Will Connors during the Six Nations match against Italy at Stadio Olimpico in Rome. Photo by Roberto Bregani/Sportsfile

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