FORMER Munster star Mossie Lawler calls time on a stellar playing career when he lines out for the final time in UL-Bohemians’ Ulster Bank League Division 1B clash with Corinthians on the back pitch at Thomond Park this Saturday, 2.30pm.
Thirty five-year-old Lawler played professionally with Munster in both the Mangers League and the Heineken Cup from 2000 – 2008. In all, Lawler played 67 times for Munster, famously scoring one of the province’s four tries in their 33-6 ‘Miracle Match’ win over Gloucester in the Heineken Cup at Thomond Park in January 2003.
The Limerick man has held the position of UL Bohemians Director of Rugby for the past three years as well as coaching at his former school Ardscoil Ris.
Lawler, who has taken up the position of Elite Player Development Officer with the Connacht Academy, also enjoyed a hugely successful AIL career with Shannon.
UL-Bohs have already guaranteed their AIL 1B status for next season as a result of their recent impressive victory over Buccaneers.
Meanwhile, Munster scrum-half Cathal Sheridan may be available to play for his club side UL-Bohs in their game with Corinthians tomorrow.
After almost five months on the sideline with a forearm injury, Munster say Sheridan has successfully completed his return-to-play.