PROFILE: Limerick’s All Time Great - Paul O’Connell

PROFILE: Limerick’s All Time Great - Paul O’Connell

WHEREVER you are in the world, if you mention you are from Ireland and indeed from Limerick, sports fans will immediately mention the name Paul O’Connell.

The Young Munster man pulled on the red jersey of Munster on 218 occasions winning two Heineken Cups, three Pro14 titles and one Celtic Cup trophy.

Capped 108 times by his country, O’Connell won three Six Nations, four triple crowns and one Grand Slam.

He also became the first Limerick man to captain the British and Irish Lions, when he lead the famous side on their 2009 tour of South Africa.

Following a stellar playing career O’Connell now coaches at Stade Francais in the Pro14, while also acting as an ambassador for Limerick the world over and is involved in the development of an international rugby museum in his city.