Mick O'Driscoll

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Mick O'Driscoll
Full name Michael Rowan O'Driscoll
Date of birth (1978-10-08) 8 October 1978 (age 35)
Place of birth Cork, Ireland
Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight 17 st 10 lb (113 kg, 248 lb)
School PBC, Cork
University UCC
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Lock
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
UCC
Cork Con
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1998–2003
2003–05
2005–12
Munster
Perpignan
Munster
50
35
157
(10)
(?)
(20)
correct as of 12 May 2012.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2001–11
2000–11
Ireland
Ireland A
23
15
(0)
(5)
correct as of 17 Apr 2012.

Michael Rowan O'Driscoll (born October 8, 1978 in Cork, Ireland) is a retired Irish rugby union player. He played for Munster in the RaboDirect Pro12 and Heineken Cup, and played internationally for Ireland. He was an integral, senior player for Munster, and captained the province numerous times, particularly during the 2008–09 season. O'Driscoll attended Presentation Brothers College, Cork and was in the same class as Peter Stringer. He also won a schools' rugby medal in 1996. He also played GAA at underage level with Éire Óg in Cork.

Munster[edit]

He made his Munster debut in 1998 against Neath. During his professional career, O'Driscoll has also played for USA Perpignan in France. Mostly a second-row in his time in Ireland, he often played in the back-row in France. He returned to Munster in 2005 and became an important member of the Munster squad. He won the Munster Player of the Year award for the 2009/10 season. O'Driscoll became the eighth Munster player to win 200 caps for the province on 3 March 2012, during a league game against Newport Gwent Dragons.[1] It was announced on 17 April 2012 that O'Driscoll would be retiring from rugby at the end of the 2011–12 season.[2] His last game for the province was the away league play-off semi-final against Ospreys on 11 May 2012, which Munster lost 45-10. It was announced on 10 April 2014 that O'Driscoll would be joining Munster's coaching staff from 1 July 2014 as a Technical Advisor. O'Driscoll will also be responsible for Munster A.[3]

Ireland[edit]

His international debut came as a replacement against Romania in 2001. O'Driscoll won 23 caps for Ireland, the last of which came against Scotland in the 2011 Rugby World Cup warm-ups. He was a member of Ireland's 2009 Grand Slam winning team. He was selected in Ireland's 2011 World Cup training squad for the warm-up tests in August, but was not selected in the final 30-man squad for the World Cup.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "200 Not Out For Micko". munsterrugby.ie. 2 March 2012. Retrieved 3 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Micko Calls It A Day". munsterrugby.ie. 17 April 2012. Retrieved 17 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "O'Driscoll On Board". munsterrugby.ie. 10 April 2014. Retrieved 24 April 2014. 

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