Marcus Horan is a retired Irish rugby union player who had a distinguished career as a prop forward, primarily with Munster Rugby and the Irish national team. Born on September 7, 1977, in Clonlara, County Clare, Ireland, Horan started his professional rugby career with Munster in 1999 and went on to become a key figure for the team.
During his time at Munster, Horan helped the team achieve significant success, including two European Rugby Champions Cup titles in 2006 and 2008, as well as three Celtic League (now known as United Rugby Championship) titles in 2003, 2009, and 2011. Known for his strong scrummaging and ball-carrying abilities, Horan was an important member of the dominant Munster team of the 2000s.
In addition to his achievements at the club level, Marcus Horan also earned 67 caps for the Irish national team between 2000 and 2010. He was a part of the Irish squad that won the Six Nations Championship in 2009, achieving a Grand Slam in the process.
Horan retired from professional rugby in 2013, but his contributions to Munster Rugby and Irish rugby are fondly remembered by fans and teammates alike. He now works as a Player Development Manager.
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