Alan Quinlan

Former Munster Player & Ireland Rugby International

He is a former Ireland back-row and lock, who played 27 times for the Irish international rugby team. Originally from Tipperary, he was educated at Abbey CBS. He began his career at Clanwilliam before moving on to Shannon and Munster, where he was a two-time Heineken Cup winner (2006 & 2008). Alan was also selected to play in two World Cups, in 2003 and 2007.

Since retiring from an extended playing career he has forged a very successful career as a media analyst, MC and Journalist.  In addition, Alan’s work on the motivational, leadership and wellness circuit has seen him quickly develop into a sought after speaker both in Ireland and the UK. Alan also writes for the Irish Independent and works with RTE, Sky Sports and Newstalk.  He was part of ITV’s Rugby World Coverage in 2011 & 2015.

Alan is an excellent communicator and is one of our most popular sports and mental health speakers. He is available for after-dinner, keynote, MC, or awards host.

To book Alan Quinlan as the rugby speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Alan Quinlan is known for discussing the following topics:

  • Handling Pressure
  • Peak Performance
  • Building Resilience
  • Coping Methods & Mental Health Tips
  • Rugby Analysis
  • Importance of Exercise & Healthy Lifestyle
  • Anecdotes From His International Playing Career