The Newfoundland and Labrador Rugby Union recognizes Newfoundlander and Labradorian Ciaran Hearn as he retired from Rugby yesterday after more than 23 years of playing the sport.
Ciaran’s involvement with Rugby began with the Baymen Rugby Club in Conception Bay South, Newfoundland and Labrador, at 13. Ciaran played high school rugby with the Holy Spirit Falcons. Ciaran represented his province numerous times with the Rock, winning numerous national titles.
Ciaran has represented his country in both the 7s and 15s versions of the sport on many occasions. Ciaran played in the 2011, 2015, and 2019 15s Rugby World Cups. Ciaran also played and won a gold medal with Rugby 7s at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Ciaran played professionally with the London Irish Rugby Club of the Aviva Premiership in the United Kingdom between 2015 and 2019. Ciaran finished his professional career with the Old Glory DC of the Major League Rugby in Washington, D.C., during the 2020 and 2021 seasons.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Rugby Union congratulate Ciaran Hearn on a successful playing career and wish him all the best in his future endeavours.
“The Flying Pencil was a major contributor to the Rock as a U19 player and as a Senior player. A crucial player during the Rock’s national title-winning years, he became a national star as his long slim frame filled out. His loyalty to the Rock during his pre-professional career was exemplary.”
Dr. Pat Parfrey
Rugby Canada’s World Rugby Council Representative
“Ciaran has been a steward of Canadian Rugby and been a source of pride for the Baymen. He is arguably the best centre Canada has produced. He has provided inspiration to many aspiring rugby players. We hope that once he takes a break, he finds his way back to the amateur game, whether as a player, coach etc.
After 23 years, Congratulations, my friend; I was blessed to be your coach and manager and, later in life, your friend. I (as are all Baymen) am happy you are leaving on your own terms, head held high.”
Mr. Basil Crosbie
President, Baymen Rugby Club