Former Ireland & Lions Rugby International
Former Ireland & Lions Rugby International Paul O’Connell with 108 appearances is Ireland’s third most-capped Rugby Union player in a career spanning 13 years until his retirement from the game in 2015. Paul is joint-twelfth most-capped international player in rugby union history. In terms of international silverware Paul can boast four Triple Crowns, two 6 Nations championships and one Grand Slam amongst his silverware indeed captaining the side to the 2014 Six Nations Championship.
Paul has the distinction of being selected for 3 British & Irish Lions tours; New Zealand in 2005, Captaining the 2009 tour to South Africa while also being part of the test series winning tour of Australia in 2013.
Paul lined out for his province Munster on 175 occasions and captained Munster to their second Heineken Cup title in 2008. The Former Ireland & Lions Rugby International has also been a member of the European wining side of 2006. He also led the side to two Magners League trophies, in 2009 and 2011.
Renowned as one of the best second rows and among the finest captains in world rugby, Paul’s inspirational leadership on the pitch has been mirrored by his dedication to public causes. He was awarded the Freedom of Limerick City in 2012 in recognition of his philanthropic work as a community leader in his native city and in the service of many charitable and voluntary causes at home and abroad in areas such as Special Olympics, culture and education.
He regularly appears on television and radio and is actively followed on social media platforms. His is an authentic and authoritative voice that engenders respect and genuine engagement across many audiences.
Paul is available for Q&A or interview style presentations and corporate launches.