18 May, 11:09
IRFU Chief Executive Philip Browne has issued a statement following confirmation of Ronan O'Gara's decision to retire from playing professional rugby.
A ROBUST lock who always puts his body on the line, Donncha O’Callaghan has grown steadily in stature since making his debut in 2003.
The former Christian Brothers Cork pupil was part of the Declan Kidney-coached Ireland U19 team that won the World Championship in 1998.
Boasts two Heineken Cup and two Magners League winners’ medals with
Munster, Test caps with the British & Irish Lions and played a big role in Ireland’s Triple Crown and Grand Slam successes in the last decade.
His work rate in the tight and tackle count make him a key figure. Ever
present again in this year’s RBS Six nations.
|DOB||24th Mar 1979|
|Height||1.98 m (6' 6")|
|Weight||114 kg (17 st 12 lb)|
|Honours||Ireland (94 caps)|