Light shone in on a gloomy rainy July Monday this week when Munster Rugby announced the return of stalwart Munster Rugby player Paul O’ Connell to the province as a part time advisor to the rugby Greencore Academy.
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Munster Rugby CEO Garrett Fitzgerald said, “Every club in the world would love to have an iconic figure such as Paul O’Connell involved in their set-up. As a Limerick native and proud Munster and Irishman who has played and led teams for Munster, Ireland and the Lions, we were very eager to secure his services in some capacity.
“We certainly couldn’t let this resource and opportunity go and we are hugely thankful to the Commercial Board for their support in making this a reality. ”
The former Munster, Ireland and Lions player is a much loved sporting giant in the city of Limerick and his return to the province is welcomed by all fans young and old even if it is just in an advisory role.