Ronan Foley

Foley was a late-season MLR signee for the Toronto Arrows in 2021, who produced several strong performances in his short first season, racking up 27 tackles (90% completion), 129 carry meters on 21 carries, 47 ruck arrivals, four tackle breaks, four lineout takes, and a breakdown steal. In 2022, he finished #1 in the MLR for the #8 position in run meters, meters gained, tackles made, and clean breaks, and was voted 2022 Player of the Year by the Toronto Arrows.

Originally from Ireland, Foley first joined the MLR after playing with his hometown club University College Dublin of the All-Ireland League. The loose forward started with UCD’s U20 program in 2016 and was promoted to the senior side as an under-ager one year later.

Awarded the Club Player of the Season and Players’ Player of the Season in 2017-2018, Foley captained UCD in the club’s pandemic-shortened 2020-2021 season.  Foley represented Ireland at the 2018 Six Nations U20s Championship, has featured for Leinster ‘A’, and earned one cap with Leinster’s senior side in 2019.

Position Flanker/Number Eight
Height 6'2
Weight 233
Hometown Dublin, Ireland