|Birth Day:||March 26, 1986|
|Birth Place:||Dundalk, Ireland|
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He studied at Clongowes Wood College in County Kildare and then majored in Arts at the University College Dublin where he graduated from in 2010.
Kearney is the third of five Kearney children; he has an older brother, Richard, a younger brother Dave (who plays for Leinster) and a sister, Cara, the youngest of the five children. His eldest brother Ross died following an accident in 1988 aged 6 years.
Kearney was born and raised on a dairy farm in the Cooley Peninsula in County Louth. Like many of his peers, he got involved in athletics at an early age. The dominant sport in the area is Gaelic football. As a youth, Kearney played Gaelic for Naomh Mhuire, and in the Cooley Kickhams underage setup, before graduating to the Cooley senior football team at the age of 17 in 2004.
Kearney attended University College Dublin where he played for the rugby team. In 2005 he helped the U-20s team win the McCorry Cup, beating Dublin University Football Club in the final.
He made his Celtic League debut for Leinster in 2005 in a 22–20 defeat away to the Ospreys. He made 32 appearances in the competition, scoring eight tries, with three penalties during a period in September 2006, when usual place kicker, Felipe Contepomi was injured. Kearney played in his first Heineken Cup game in a 19–22 defeat against Bath at the RDS on 22 October 2005. It was the first of 10 appearances scoring ten tries in the process. He was part of Leinster's Heineken Cup winning team in 2009 but missed the 2011 final due to injury. On 21 May 2012, the day after Leinster won their second straight Heineken Cup he was announced as the ERC Player of the Year for 2012. During the 2011–12 campaign he started all nine European matches scoring six tries.
He was first called into the Irish training squad for 2005's autumn internationals and toured with Ireland A in the summer and played in the Churchill Cup. In April 2007, he was named in the Irish squad to tour Argentina in the summer and earned his first cap against Argentina on 2 June 2007 in a 16-0 defeat.
During the 2008 Six Nations Championship he scored two tries, one against Scotland and one against England. He was a member of the victorious Ireland team that won the 2009 Six Nations Championship, Triple Crown and Grand Slam. One of the most famous incidents in Kearney's career was a high tackle incident involving Italy's Andrea Masi in the first minute of a game. The incident was taken as an indication of the danger posed by Kearney in attack. In the 2011 Rugby World Cup Kearney was selected but was injured for the first game against the United States; however, he played in all the other matches which took Ireland through to the quarter-finals, in which they were knocked out by Wales, 22–10.
Kearney attended Clongowes Wood College in County Kildare for his secondary education. After his Leaving Certificate he moved to University College Dublin, where he studied Arts. He graduated in April 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
On 30 April 2013, Kearney was named in his second British and Irish Lions squad.
In February 2015, Kearner was announced as the newest brand ambassador for Newbridge Silverware .
Kearney was selected in the Ireland squad for the 2012 Six Nations Championship and named in the starting team to play Wales in the opening match. He played in all the other games, which saw Ireland finish third in the table. Kearney was also in the first Irish rugby team in 39 years to beat Australia on Australian soil, in the 2018 summer series. He was named in the Ireland squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, starting three of Ireland’s five matches and splitting time at fullback with Jordan Larmour.
Kearney confirmed his departure from Leinster on 24 September 2020.
Rob was born the second oldest of four children. Rob's younger brother Dave Kearney also became a professional rugby player.
Currently, Rob Kearney is 36 years, 8 months and 8 days old. Rob Kearney will celebrate 37th birthday on a Sunday 26th of March 2023. Below we countdown to Rob Kearney upcoming birthday.
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Rugby hunk Rob Kearney opted to celebrate his 30th birthday with his girlfriend Jess Redden in the picturesque surroundings of Kerry. The Irish player and his model girlfriend enjoyed a romantic weekend break to mark his milestone birthday on Saturday. The smitten pair – one of Ireland’s hottest showbiz couples – made sure to get … Continued
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