If he was nervous making his debut for Ulster against Exeter Chiefs last Friday night, Academy out-half Sean O'Hagan did not show it.
Aged just 19, Sean O'Hagan was one of a host of young players to make their bow for Ulster and the Ireland Under-19 international and former Exiles and Connacht underage star looked assured during his 20 minutes on the pitch.
"I was very pleased," O'Hagan told www.UlsterRugby.com. "It was a real experience to play out there and to make my first appearance in front of a such a big crowd (at Kingspan Stadium) was amazing. I wasn't expecting my chance this early but I loved it.
"I was more excited than nervous. It was just such a great experience. The crowd and the intensity of the game were amazing. I came on in the 60th minute and by the 65th I was blowing but it was just incredible."
O'Hagan is not the first member of his family to experience success in the province. His grandfather is Down GAA legend Patsy O'Hagan, who won two All-Ireland SFC titles with the county in 1960 and 1961.
Patsy was also the first Irishman to score a hat-trick at Wembley Stadium. In the early 1960s, a number of Gaelic teams played in a tournament at the world famous London venue and O'Hagan scored four goals in a match against Galway.
Sean explained: "I lived and went to school in England but I have big Ulster connections. My dad was born here as was my grandfather Patsy. I have been told stories of his success and I am proud of what he achieved.
"My family are overjoyed that I am playing rugby here. My dad has always been my number one fan and he has really helped me on my way."
Having made his first appearance for the Ulstermen, O'Hagan is now aiming to play as much as possible for his new side.
"We will go over videos and see what we can improve on. Every area needs work and I am just aiming to keep improving and to get better. I am aiming to wear that jersey again. Once you get a feel for it you get the hunger."
Talented, hard-working and proud to play for Ulster. In time Sean could be another O'Hagan to become a sporting legend in the province.
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Paying tribute to the Ireland supporters at Murrayfield, RBS 6 Nations winner Luke Fitzgerald said: "Thanks a million to the fans from the all guys. They were fantastic. We really felt their support out there, they were the '16th man' and helped us get over the line."
Sean O'Brien scored two tries and produced a man-of-the-match performance as Ireland beat Scotland 40-10 to finish top of the table and retain the RBS 6 Nations title. He spoke to Irish Rugby TV afterwards.
Speaking to Irish Rugby TV after the trophy presentation, RBS 6 Nations winner Robbie Henshaw said: "Words can't describe it...just the whole atmosphere, everyone in the stadium, just the way it ended out. It was pretty intense, the heart was rushing."
Enjoying the post-match celebrations at Murrayfield, RBS 6 Nations winner Rory Best said: "It's been a bit of an emotional roller-coaster, the last hour. The crowd have been absolutely incredible. We're just delighted to give something back to them."