ULTAN DILLANE, a former Tralee RFC player, has received a very belated Christmas present this year after he was called up to a provisional/extended Irish training squad for the Six Nations, set to take place in Carlton House tomorrow.
Ultan is still just 22 years old, but the 6’6 and powerfully built second rower has seen his career go from from strength to strength in recent years and has now made 16 appearances for Connacht.
Having no doubt learnt some of his valuable skills here in the Tralee club, his massive talent then saw him cherry picked by the Connacht Academy just over three years ago.
While we will have to wait and see what the immediate future holds for him with regards to the next Six Nations, we can certainly deduce right now that this is a player that we will be seeing plenty more of in the coming years.
Well done Ultan!