Kearney delighted to get on scoresheet

LEINSTER full back David Kearney announced himself to the world as planted two tries in his side's win 30-8 win over Connacht.

LEINSTER full back David Kearney announced himself to the world as planted two tries in his side's win 30-8 win over Connacht.

The 21-year-old is the brother of Irish International and Leinster teammate Rob Kearney, both of whom are from Cooley.

Having performed and impressed in the win over Connacht the wing/full back is now in contention to keep his place this weekend for Leinster's game against the Ospreys.

Speaking to the Dundalk Democrat days after his performance in the RDS, Kearney admitted that he was delighted with his double.

"It was great", he said. "It was my first try at that level in the RDS. I got a try last year against the Dragons but getting one in the RDS was brilliant in front of a large crowd."

Having taken his chances when Leinster's International players were unavailable, Kearney is hoping to stay in the mix, now that they are returning to the squad.

"With the Internationals gone, I knew I had to take the chances when I got them. They were away for a couple of weeks with the Autumn International series so it give me a chance to step up, but the main thing is keeping Leinster up there in the top three of the Magners League."

If he does get the nod for the game this weekend against the Ospreys, Kearney expects a tough game.

"They have a good squad, a tough squad. They will be looking for the win but we have to keep doing what we are doing and just keep winning, especially at the RDS."

Having watched his brother's Rob's performances over the years, David is keen to play in the big matches that he often sees his brother participate in.

"I see him every day now and he always help me. He gives good advice. I saw him play big games in the past and heard him talk about them and that is something I want to do now, play in the big games."

David and Robert's parents still live in Willville Cooley, with the Leinster star admitting it is nice to get home every once in a while.

"It's nice to get out of Dublin and get home when we have some time off.

"All of the kids live in Dublin so sometimes they visit us."