|Date of birth||6 May 1986|
Sean Cronin has emerged in recent seasons as a powerful hooker with his province Connacht. His form for them has earned him a move to Heineken Cup champions Leinster for the 2011/12 season. Cronin made his debut for Ireland in the 2009 Test against Fiji. During the recent Six Nations campaign Cronin competed with Ulster's Rory Best for the starting hooker's berth.