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Shane Horgan

former rugby international

Shane Horgan

Ex Rugby International, Lawyer & Business Advisor

Shane Horgan is a former Leinster, Ireland and British Lions rugby international. He has been passionate about sport all his life, representing Meath at minor football and achieving success as a juvenile Irish athletics champion.

Shane represented Ireland 68 times winning three Triple Crowns as part of the Irish rugby’s ‘golden generation’ of talent. A prominent member in two of Leinster Rugby’s European Cup winning teams, he is the club’s all-time record try scorer and the first player to be capped 200 times by the province.

During his playing career Shane took a keen interest in the business side of sport, lecturing at Trinity College Dublin on the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution in sport.  After his retirement from rugby Shane qualified as a lawyer and now works for Lee & Thompson LLP, one of London’s leading entertainment law firms.

Alongside his legal career, Shane acts as a business culture and values advisor to high performance units within leading companies including Brandtone and Heineken and has consulted on leadership, motivation, team building and marketing for a number of multinational companies.

Shane was a key part of the now famous corporate culture revolution at Leinster Rugby which took that organisation to significant international success. He now speaks to international audiences for global companies on leadership, motivation and the success of the corporate culture at Leinster Rugby. His clients include Dell, Veolia, Pernod Ricard, KBC and Intel.

19 years in the sports industry as a professional athlete, PR consultant, journalist and lawyer have given Shane a unique insight into the business of sport. He is a much sought after keynote speaker for conferences, annual dinners and company workshops where his speaking style and personality will motivate and inspire any audience.



  • Motivation and Leadership
  • Sport and Business
  • Public Relations
  • Consulting
  • Marketing
  • Team Building
  • High Performance Culture
  • Rugby


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