Munster boss praises heroic O’Connell

Munster boss praises heroic O’Connell
MUNSTER coach Rob Penney was lavish in his praise of Man of the Match Paul O’Connell in the wake of the province’s stirring quarter-final win over Harlequins.

MUNSTER coach Rob Penney was lavish in his praise of Man of the Match Paul O’Connell in the wake of the province’s stirring quarter-final win over Harlequins.

“He (Paul O’Connell) is great, isn’t it? Everyone speaks about him in glowing terms and so they should. First and foremost he is a wonderful man,” Penney enthused.

“He has this empathetic outlook on life, he sees things through other people’s eyes, and he has this understanding that makes everyone feel good to be around him.

“You couple that with his rugby ability and he is just a really complete man. Munster have fed off him for a long period of time.

“They are as proud bunch of boys and there are some talented footballers amongst them. A couple of world class guys stepped up.

“People had given them no hope and no chance. There was something special around the group, their ability to overcome adversity.”

Munster’s 10th Heineken Cup Semi-Final will take place at the 32,900 capacity Stade de la Mosson on Saturday April 27 at 6pm (5pm Irish time).

The two clubs receive an equal allocation of tickets which the ERC will confirm once all commitments are finalised. Munster’s allocation will be distributed through the province’s rugby clubs and the Munster Rugby Supporters Club.