Flannery is Munster and Ireland’s legendary hooker.
His interest in rugby was fuelled by his father's interest
in the game. He has played rugby at every level from
Schools, Club, Province and Country.
Flannery began his professional career with Connacht,
where he spent two seasons. He then moved to Munster.
He made his Heineken Cup debut against Stade Francais
Park in the quarter final of the Heineken European
Cup, in April 2004, which Munster won 37 - 32.
obvious ability to compete at the highest level meant
that he was promptly called into the Ireland squad,
and he made his international debut against Romania
in November 2005.
By January 2006, Jerry Flannery was installed as Ireland's
first-choice hooker. He
was a key player in the side that claimed the Triple crown in 2005/06, and was
unanimously chosen as the Six Nations' best hooker of that season.
Flannery is an integral member of the current Munster squad and played a significant
role in Munster's successful European rugby cup winning side of 2006 and 2008.
Jerry's accurate throwing for both Munster and Ireland and his all round dynamic performances in the grand slam winning team makes 2009 his most successful season to date.