With only 3 senior LH Props in the senior squad and Cian Healy while still going strong entering his mid 30's, i've read some people saying that a NIQ signing at loosehead may be needed and warranted in the near future. Below is a breakdown of the options going forward:
Cian Healy(32) - 6'1, 117kg. Contract ends in 2021.
Ed Byrne(27) - 5'11, 111kg. Signed new contract in 2020.
Peter Dooley(26) - 6'0, 116kg. Signed new contract in 2020.
Michael Milne(21) - 5'11, 114kg. Academy Yr 3.
What level can Dooley reach? How long does Healy have left? Can Ed Byrne stay healthy? How much potential does Milne have?
Potential academy entrants:
Marcus Hanan(20/Clane RFC/Old Belvedere) - 6'0, 106kg
Hugo O'Malley(19/Blackrock) - 6'1
Jack Boyle(18/St. Michaels) - 6'0
This of course discounts a potential move across from tighthead by Andrew Porter(24) or Tom Clarkson(20)