Tommy Bowe

    Tommy Bowe
    Club / Province: Belfast Harlequins / Ulster
    Position: Wing
    Date of Birth: 22/2/84
    Height: 1.91m
    Weight: 96Kg
    Honours: 69 caps Test debut v USA in Landsdowne Road November 2004

    A former Monaghan minor Gaelic footballer, Bowe became the first man from Monaghan to play for Ireland in 80 years when he lined out against the USA on his debut in 2004.

    Bowe played for Ireland U21 in 2003 & at 2004 World Junior Championship - gained three U21 caps after making his senior debut

    After missing the entire 2005 Six Nations campaign, the Ulsterman return to play in seven matches in-a-row for Ireland before losing his place. He returned for the 2007 summer tour to Argentina, and whereas he did not make the RWC squad, he was on standby.

    He moved to Welsh side the Ospreys at the start of the 08 season and his form has blossomed. He was an integral part of the 2009 Grand Slam team scoring a scintillating try against Wales in the final and earning himself a spot on the Lions tour to South Africa where his form and talent continued to impress.

    Bowe's fantastic form continued throughout the 2010 Six Nations campaign where he cemented his place on the wing and went on to win the Irish Rugby Union Player of the year award as well as the Welsh Rugby Union players, player of the year award.

    Member of 2011 RWC squad and a series winner with the Lions in 2013

    Tommy signed a 3 year contract seeing him return to his native Ulster for the 2012/13 season keeping him at the Northern Province until 2015