Learn about Tadhg Beirne: His biography and all the details you need to know

Learn about Tadhg Beirne: His biography and all the details you need to know

Grace Waruguru
March 1, 2024 at 4:37 AM

Tadhg Beirne is an Irish Rugby Union player who has impacted the sport thanks to his prowess and impressive records. He has also represented his country globally, earning global recognition. In this article, discover all the details about the player, including his career and personal achievements.

Irish rugby player Tadhg Beirne
Tadhg Beirne plays for Munster and the Ireland national team. Photo: @tadhgbeirne (Modified by author)
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Tadhg Beirne plays as a lock and flanker for Munster, which he also captains, and Ireland's national team. Fans have been eager to peek into his personal life, net worth, career, and background. Here is Tadhg Beirne's biography and life story.

Tadhg Beirne's profile summary

Full name

Tadhg Gerard Beirne


32 years old (As of 2024)

Date of birth

8 January, 1992

Place of birth

Eadestown, Ireland






Gerry Beirne and Brenda Hyland Beirne


Alannah Beirne

Marital status



Harriet Beirne


6 feet, 6 inches (1.98m)


113 kgs

Hair colour


Eye colour



Dublin City University


Professional rugby player


Lock, flanker

Social media

Instagram, X (Twitter)

How old is Tadhg Beirne?

Tadhg Beirne (age 32 as of 2024) was born on January 8th, 1992 in Eadestown, Ireland, making him an Irish national. He is an Irish Rugby Union player and one of the top players in the national team.

How tall is Tadhg Beirne?

Beirne's height in feet is approximately 6 feet and 6 inches, or 1.98 meters. He weighs 113kg. The Irish player has brown hair and blue-grey eyes.

Tadhg Beirne in January 2024
Tadhg Beirne poses for a portrait after an Ireland Rugby media conference at The Campus in Quinta da Lago, Portugal. Photo: Brendan Moran (Modified by author)
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Tadhg Beirne's family

Tadhg Beirne's parents are Gerry and Brenda Beirne. Tadhg grew up alongside one sister, Alannah Beirne, an Irish TV star and fashion model. Tadhg Beirne's sister was a Britain's Next Top Model contestant in 2017, finishing third.


Tadhg Beirne studied in local primary and high schools before joining Dublin City University. He started playing as a student, honing his career as he grew older.

Tadhg Beirne in february 2024
Tadhg Beirne celebrates after a victory during the Guinness Six Nations Rugby Championship match between Ireland and Wales at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photo: Seb Daly (Modified by author)
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Who is Tadhg Beirne's wife?

Beirne married Harriet Beirne, nee Fuller, in August 2022 at the Kilkea Castle in Kildare. The couple met in 2018 at a night out in Cardiff, Ireland.

Tadhg's wife (age unknown) is a Welsh national who works as a social media influencer. She has a twin sister known as Amelia.

Tadhg's career

After completing his studies, Beirne joined the Leinster Academy, making his senior debut in September 2015 in a match against the Cardiff Blues. He made three more appearances off the bench and earned 10 caps with the club. Additionally, Tadhg made nine appearances in the British and Irish Cup.

In June 2016, the 32-year-old joined the Scarlets, significantly contributing to their success in the 2016/2017 season when they beat Munster at the Pro12 Grand Final. The win was the club's first one since 2003/2004.

Tadhg Beirne in January 2024
Tadhg Beirne before the United Rugby Championship match between Connacht and Munster at The Sportsground in Galway. Photo: Seb Daly (Modified by author)
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In October 2017, the rugby flanker transferred to Munster on a two-year contract and debuted in September 2018. His Champions Cup debut for Munster was in October 2018. His team advanced to a record 18th Champions Cup quarter-final the following year.

The athlete extended his contract in May 2019 and was part of the 2018/2019 Pro14 Dream Team. He earned his 50th cap for the club in the match against Connacht at the 2022–23 United Rugby Championship in November 2022. The Irish Times states Tadhg signed a new contract extension in 2022 that will see him stay with the club until 2025.

Besides his club career, Beirne has represented his country's national team since 2012. He made nine appearances with the Under-20 squad and was part of the team that finished sixth at the 2012 IRB Junior World Championship. His senior team debut was in 2018. Achievements for all seasons since his debut include:

  • Beirne was named the Guinness Players' Player of the Season at the 2017/2018 Pro14 awards in 2018.
  • He was named Man-of-the-Match in the province's opening (2018/2019).
  • Tadhg was named Man-of-the-Match in Munster's win against Leinster in December 2018.
  • Tadhg was named to the Pro14 Dream Team twice, with the Scarlets and Munster.

Tadhg Beirne's rugby stats

Towering at almost 2m tall and weighing over 100kgs, the position of the lock is certainly well suited. These are his stats as of 1 March 2024, as per the official Irish Rugby website:

  • 11 tries.
  • 48 caps.
  • 0 penalties
  • 0 offloads.
  • 55 points.
Tadhg Beirne in February 2024
Tadhg Beirne at an Ireland rugby captain's run at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photo: Harry Murphy (Modified by author)
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What is Tadhg Beirne's salary and net worth?

According to Soccer Souls, the player allegedly earns an estimated $500,000 at Munster. His net worth is approximately $2 million. Beirne has also worked with brands like N. Conlan $ Sons BMW Naas and Limerick as a brand ambassador.


In 2019, Tadgh fractured his ankle during a match against the Saracens and underwent surgery in January 2020. He made an impressive comeback in August when he scored a try and won Man-of-the-Match during a game against Connacht.

Tadhg Beirne in February 2024
Tadhg Beirne before the Guinness Six Nations Rugby Championship match between Ireland and Wales at Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photo: Ramsey Cardy (Modified by author)
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In November 2022, the rugby pro suffered another ankle injury during the 2023 Six Nations. He was out for 12 weeks to undergo surgery and successfully returned in May 2023 at the United Rugby Championships quarter-finals. In 2017, during an interview with Rugby Players Ireland, Tadhg stated,

I have had some dark times in my career. Throughout my stint in the Academy at Leinster I always seemed to be injured. I’d target a return date, go through tedious rehab and then break down again. It was a vicious cycle and I couldn’t see an end to it.

Final word

Tadhg Beirne is among the renowned Irish rugby players whose profile has set him above other players in his country and beyond. Despite keeping several details of his life away from the limelight, Beirne's personal and career achievements speak for themselves.

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