Obviously a position going through some transition with an emerging irish international breaking through this past season, a long time squad member leaving and a leinster legend near the midpoint of his 30's.
Ronan Kelleher(22) - 11 caps, signed contract in 2019
Sean Cronin(34) - 181 caps, signed contract in 2020
James Tracy(29) - 108 caps, signed contract in 2020
Dan Sheehan(21) - uncapped, signed contract in 2020
There are currently no hookers projected to be in the academy, when there is a need for at least one given Cronin's age. Candidates for an academy place:
Bobby Sheehan(20) - 6'5, 111kg
John McKee(20) - 6'0, 103kg
Lee Barron(19) - 6'3
McKee looked a decent player for the irish 20's but not sure he looked academy level. Bobby Sheehan didn't get an opportunity for the 20's before covid, he offers rare size at the position. Barron is coming out of school, after being a star for Michaels since JCT level. Has the highest potential of the three listed.