is a former Irish scrumhalf who currently plays for Connacht
in the Magners League
. Born in Hillingdon
to an Irish father and Sri Lankan mother he was a key player for Gunnersbury Catholic School
and helped them reach the last eight of the Daily Mail school's cup and to win the Middlesex School's County cup three years in a row. He started his professional playing career in 1997 at London Irish
and was part of the Under 19 World Cup winning side of 1998. After four seasons with the exiles he joined Ulster Rugby
at the start of the 2001-02 season. However, he would have to wait until the start of the 2003 season before he would emerge as a first team regular overhauling the scrumhalf Neil Doak
The 2003-04 season was to be the most important in his career. After succeeding Neil Doak
for the scrumhalf position at Ulster Kieran was to enshrine himself in the Ravenhill faithful for a stunning individual try scored against Stade Français
during the December 2004 Heineken Cup
match. His performances through this season were instrumental in gaining a place on the Ireland's summer tour of Japan in 2005.
Following in his breakthrough to the Irish national squad Campbell continued with a successful 2006-07 season where he would win a further 21 caps with Ulster. His performances were good enough to grant him a place in the Ireland A squad for the Churchill Cup
during May 2007.
It was however the emergence of Isaac Boss
at Ulster and his subsequent breakthrough into the... Read More