02 Oct 2022

Kilkenny All Time Greats - Profile: Willie Duggan

Kilkenny All Time Greats - Profile: Willie Duggan

Willie Duggan was an Irish international rugby player.
He won 41 Irish caps, the first in 1975 and finished his international career in 1984 as captain.
He toured New Zealand in 1977 with the British and Irish Lions. On the pitch, Duggan was widely regarded as the premier No. 8 in Europe at the time.
He lived and worked in Kilkenny, where he ran the lighting shop that he took over from his father (Willie Duggan Lighting Ltd).
In retirment he remained a huge supporter of the game and was one of the most revered and loved rugby players in the history of the Irish game.
On August 28, 2017, Willie Duggan passed away at his home in Dunmore, just outside the city.

Willie Duggan

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