“I have thoroughly enjoyed a wonderful and successful 10 year career as a professional rugby player, representing some of the biggest teams in the world. I would like to thank the many mentors, coaches, players and supporters with whom I have come in contact with, throughout my rugby playing days.”
Rugby is in my blood. My Father, Denis Hickie Snr, represented Ireland and the Barbarians and my cousin, Denis Hickie Jnr, represented Ireland and the British & Irish Lions – both enjoyed success at the highest levels of the game and throughout my career I aimed for nothing less.
I am very proud to have worn the green jersey of Ireland at International level and that I captained my country, which was an honour and a childhood ambition fulfilled.
National level: Represented Ireland at 19s, 21s, As and 7s, Captained my country at 19s & 7s
At club level I competed with and against the best teams and athletes in world rugby, enjoying victories in League and Cup Competitions. I feel privileged to have represented the following teams: St. Mary’s College, Leinster, London Irish, Worcester, Leicester Tigers, & Belmont Shore.
6 Nations Championship Winners 2001
World Cup Qualifying Tournament Winners 2005
Celtic League Winner 2001
St. Mary’s College
A.I.L. League Winner 2000
Leinster Senior Cup Winner 2005 & 2010
Guinness Premiership Winner 2007
EDF Anglo Welsh Cup Winner 2007
Heineken Cup Runner Up 2007
Middlesex 7’s Runner Up 2007
Super League Runner Up 2008