Cliodhna Moloney

About Cliodhna
DOB 31/05/1993
Born Kilconly, County Galway, Ireland
Height 5ft 5ins / 1.67m
Weight 13st 5lbs / 85kg

Position Hooker
Total Appearances 38
Total Tries 22
Total Points 110
Previous Club Wasps
Honours Ireland

The former Wasps Women's hooker arrived at Sandy Park during the summer of 2022 alongside club-mates Edel McMahon and Claudia MacDonald.

A proven name, both for club and country, Moloney initially played Gaelic football at youth level for Corofin and was a part of the Galway GAA team that played in the All-Ireland Football Championships.

She started playing rugby while studying for a degree in sport with business at the Institute of Technology, Sligo despite working as a Gaelic football coach for Sligo GAA through the Institute of Technology. She had been invited by a Dublin friend of hers to join one of their training sessions and from this joined Dublin-based Railway Union RFC in 2014.

Moloney made her international debut for Ireland in 2015 against England at The Stoop in London and afterwards was selected to play for Ireland in the 2015 Women's Six Nations Championship.

In 2017, she was a part of Ireland's 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup campaign hosted in Ireland and was a part of promotion for the tournament at University College Dublin, where the group games of the Women's Rugby World Cup were to be held at the UCD Bowl.

After Ireland's disappointing form in the 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup, she joined Wasps in 2018 to play in the Premier 15s, but sadly missed most of her first season in England due to shoulder surgery.

In 2020, she was Player of the Match in the 2020 Women's Six Nations game against Wales and ended the season as Rugby Players Ireland 2020 Women's Player of the Year.

Since arriving in Devon, she has settled well to life with the Chiefs, providing another experienced head to the much-talked about Exeter pack, earning her call-up to the Ireland Six Nations squad in April 2024.

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