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|Birth name||Adeniyi Adeolokun|
|Date of birth||3 November 1990|
|Place of birth||Ibadan, Nigeria|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||96 kg (15 st 2 lb; 212 lb)|
|School||De La Salle College|
|Rugby union career|
Niyi Adeolokun (born 3 November 1990) is an Irish rugby union player. He primarily plays as a winger. Adeolokun currently plays for Irish provincial side Connacht in the Pro14. Adeolokun joined Connacht in 2014 from Trinity College. During his time with Dublin University, Adeolokun also played rugby sevens for the club.
Born in Ibadan, Nigeria, Adeolokun came to Ireland with his family in 2001 aged 11. He played a variety of sports in his youth, playing Gaelic football with Templeogue Synge Street and also played soccer for League of Ireland side Shelbourne's under-20 team. Adeolokun first played rugby union as a student at De La Salle College in Churchtown.
Adeolokun was tied with Leinster as a teenager, but after being dropped from their under-19 development squad, Adeolokun played for De La Salle senior school's cup team. In 2009, he was invited All-Ireland League side Dublin University by Director of Rugby, Tony Smeeth. Adeolokun played for the team for four seasons. During his time with the squad also played for the Dublin University Sevens team that won back-to-back All-Ireland Championships in 2011 and 2012.
In June 2014, it was announced that Adeolokun had signed for Irish provincial team, Connacht on a one-year deal. Connacht's academy coach Nigel Carolan had recommended him to the province, with Adeolokun having had a trial with the second tier side Connacht Eagles, in April 2014.
Adeolokun made his debut for Connacht on 6 September 2014, starting against Newport Gwent Dragons on the opening weekend of the 2014–15 Pro12, providing an assist to teammate Eoin McKeon for Connacht's first try of the new season. He scored his first try for the province against La Rochelle in the 2014–15 Rugby Challenge Cup. Adeolokun played a total of nine games in the league and four in the Challenge Cup in his first season, scoring a try in each. In November 2014, it was announced that Adeolokun had signed a new contract with Connacht to keep him with the team until the end of 2016–17 season.
In November, 2016 Adeolokun received his first call-up to the senior Ireland team. He made his debut for Ireland on 12 November 2016, coming as a 67th minute replacement for Craig Gilroy against Canada.
The 25-year-old has a rich sporting background in Gaelic football with Templeogue Synge Street and soccer – having played for Shelbourne’s U20 side