Micheal Fitzgibbon’s international career was confined to a single season, 1991/92, when he was capped six times. In 1982 he was capped at schools level whilst attending Rockwell College and again in 1983 when he was at St. Enda's, in Limerick. 1988 saw him play against Italy in an U/25 international and it would take 3 more years before he gained a B cap (subsequently changed to A), against England. Known for his ferocious tackling from wing forward, he was drafted into the Six Nations Squad the following season. He lined out for the first time at senior level against Wales and retained his place for the remainder of the games. It was a disastrous season for Ireland who failed to win a game in the competition and continued the losing streak when they travelled to New Zealand for a two-match tour. It was on that tour that Mick won his last cap, when in the final test a career threatening ankle injury saw him replaced by Paddy Kenny of Wanderers. Although he never appeared for Ireland again, he went on to play for Shannon until 1996.