The fourth of our Irish Sporting Legends is Paul O’Connell.
Limerick native Paul O’Connell is an Irish rugby union player who currently plays Lock for French Top 14 side Toulon and Ireland. He is Ireland’s fourth most-capped player (101 – July 2015) and twentieth most-capped international player in rugby union history.
O’Connell has captained Munster, Ireland and the British and Irish Lions.
Paul was an integral member of the Munster team that won the 2005–06 Heineken Cup and captained Munster to their second Heineken Cup triumph in the 2007–08. He won the Player of the Championship award for the 2015 Six Nations and also the 2015 IRUPA Players’ Player of the Year Award.