2009 Ireland rugby union tour of North America
Coach(es)Declan Kidney
Tour captain(s)Rory Best
Top test point scorer(s)Ian Keatley (17)
Top test try scorer(s)Ian Whitten (2)
Summary
P W D L
Test match
02 02 00 00
Opponent
P W D L
 Canada
1 1 0 0
 United States
1 1 0 0
Tour chronology
Previous tourNew Zealand and Australia 2008
Next tourNew Zealand and Australia 2010

Ireland toured North America in May 2009, playing a Test match against Canada and the United States. Ireland won both matches, despite most of their first string players away on the 2009 Lions tour to South Africa.[1]

Matches

23 May 2009
14:00 PTZ (UTC-07)
Canada  6–25  Ireland
Pen: Pritchard (2/2) 38', 43'
Report[2] Try: Murphy 18' c
Whitten 63' c
Buckley 69' m
Con: Keatley (2/3)
Pen: Keatley (2/3) 57', 61'
Thunderbird Stadium, Vancouver, British Columbia
Attendance: 7,280
Referee: Chris White (England)
Team details
FB 15 Pritchard
RW 14 Dean van Camp
OC 13 Ciaran Hearn
IC 12 Ryan Smith
LW 11 D. T. H. van der Merwe
FH 10 Dave Spicer
SH 9 Ed Fairhurst
N8 8 Aaron Carpenter
OF 7 Adam Kleeberger
BF 6 Chauncey O'Toole
RL 5 Mike Burak
LL 4 Tyler Hotson
TP 3 Scott Franklin
HK 2 Pat Riordan (c)
LP 1 Kevin Tkachuk
Replacements:
HK 16 Andrew Tiedemann
LK 17 Luke Tait
LK 18 Jebb Sinclair
FL 19 Nanyak Dala
FL 20 Sean-Michael Stephen
SH 21 Phil Mack
FH 22 Ander Monro
Coach:
New Zealand Kieran Crowley
FB 15 Gavin Duffy
RW 14 Barry Murphy
OC 13 Darren Cave
IC 12 Ian Whitten
LW 11 Ian Dowling
FH 10 Ian Keatley
SH 9 Peter Stringer
N8 8 Denis Leamy
OF 7 Niall Ronan
BF 6 John Muldoon
RL 5 Mick O'Driscoll
LL 4 Bob Casey
TP 3 Tony Buckley
HK 2 Rory Best (c)
LP 1 Tom Court
Replacements:
HK 16 Seán Cronin
PR 17 Mike Ross
LK 18 Ryan Caldwell
FL 19 Donnacha Ryan
SH 20 Eoin Reddan
FH 21 Niall O'Connor
FB 22 Denis Hurley
Coach:
Ireland Declan Kidney
31 May 2009
13:00 PTZ (UTC-07)
United States  10–27  Ireland
Try: Suniula 65' c
Con: Malifa (1/1)
Drop: Malifa (1/1) 63'
Report[3] Try: Casey 13' m
Whitten 40'+2' m
Penalty try 53' c
Best 70' c
Con: Keatley (2/4)
Pen: Keatley (1/2) 24'
Buck Shaw Stadium, Santa Clara, California
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Chris White (England)
Team details
FB 15 Chris Wyles
RW 14 Kevin Swiryn
OC 13 Junior Sifa
IC 12 Roland Suniula
LW 11 Justin Boyd
FH 10 Mike Hercus (c)
SH 9 Mike Petri
N8 8 Nic Johnson
OF 7 Peter Dahl
BF 6 Louis Stanfill
RL 5 Hayden Smith
LL 4 John van der Giessen
TP 3 Will Johnson
HK 2 Chris Biller
LP 1 Mike MacDonald
Replacements:
HK 16 Joe Welch
PR 17 Mate Moeakiola
LK 18 Courtney McKay
N8 19 JJ Gagiano
SH 20 Tim Usasz
FH 21 Ata Malifa
CE 22 Alipate Tuilevuka
Coach:
Ireland Eddie O'Sullivan
FB 15 Gavin Duffy
RW 14 Barry Murphy
OC 13 Darren Cave
IC 12 Ian Whitten
LW 11 Ian Dowling
FH 10 Ian Keatley
SH 9 Peter Stringer
N8 8 Denis Leamy
OF 7 Niall Ronan
BF 6 John Muldoon
RL 5 Mick O'Driscoll
LL 4 Bob Casey
TP 3 Mike Ross
HK 2 Rory Best (c)
LP 1 Tony Buckley
Replacements:
HK 16 Seán Cronin
PR 17 Tom Court
LK 18 Ryan Caldwell
LK 19 Donnacha Ryan
SH 20 Eoin Reddan
FH 21 Niall O'Connor
FB 22 Denis Hurley
Coach:
Ireland Declan Kidney

Touring party

Ireland named their 25-man tour squad on 17 May 2009, which included 13 previously uncapped players.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Kidney stays positive despite poor performance". Irish Times. Retrieved 23 December 2021.
  2. ^ "Canada 6-25 Ireland". BBC News. 23 May 2009. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  3. ^ "USA 10-27 Ireland". BBC News. 31 May 2009. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Whitten named in Ireland touring party". Irish Times. Retrieved 23 December 2021.