Tommy O'Donnell

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Tommy O'Donnell
Full name Thomas O'Donnell
Date of birth (1987-06-21) 21 June 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Cahir, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 107 kg (16 st 12 lbs)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Back-Row
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
Clanwilliam RFC
UL Bohemians
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2007–present Munster 92 (55)
correct as of 15 Dec 2014.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2013–present
2013–present
2014
2007
Ireland
Wolfhounds
Emerging Ireland
Ireland U20
6
2
3
3
(5)
(0)
(5)
(0)
correct as of 17 Nov 2014.

Tommy O'Donnell (born 21 May 1987 in Cahir, Tipperary, Ireland) is an Irish rugby union player for Munster in the Pro 12 and European Rugby Champions Cup. He normally plays as an Openside Flanker, but has also played Blindside and Number 8. He plays for UL Bohemians in the AIB League.

Early life[edit]

O'Donnell began playing rugby for Clanwilliam RFC at an underage level, before progressing to senior level. He also played for East Munster and Irish Youths whilst at Clanwilliam.

Munster[edit]

O'Donnell made his Munster debut against Scarlets on 22 September 2007, during a Celtic League fixture.[1] He was part of the historic Munster team that beat Australia 15–6 at Thomond Park on 16 November 2010.[2] He made his Heineken Cup debut off the bench during Munster's 19–13 victory against Scarlets on 18 December 2011.[3]

He signed a new two-year contract with Munster in March 2012.[4] O'Donnell made his first Heineken Cup start in the quarter-final against Ulster on 8 April 2012.[5] He was named Munster Player of the Year for the 2012–13 season, following in the footsteps of teammates Donnacha Ryan, James Coughlan, Mick O'Driscoll, David Wallace, John Hayes and Ronan O'Gara.[6]

O'Donnell signed a new contract with Munster in November 2013 which will see him remain with the province until June 2016.[7] He made his return from a knee injury sustained in September 2013 for Munster A on 6 December 2013.[8]

Ireland[edit]

O'Donnell has been capped for Ireland at U-18 and U-20 grades. He was part of the U-20 Grand Slam winning team in 2007.

2012-13[edit]

He received his first senior call-up on 21 January 2013, when he was drafted into Ireland's 2013 Six Nations Championship training squad.[9] O'Donnell made his debut for Ireland Wolfhounds on 25 January 2013, starting in the friendly against England Saxons.[10] He was added to Ireland's Six Nations squad for the fixture against Scotland on 18 February 2013.[11]

O'Donnell was named in the Ireland squad for the 2013 Ireland tour to North America on 19 May 2013.[12] He made his debut for the senior Ireland team on 8 June 2013, coming on as a replacement against the USA.[13] O'Donnell made his first start for Ireland against Canada on 15 June 2013, also scoring his first try for Ireland in the game.[14]

2013-14[edit]

O'Donnell started for Ireland Wolfhounds in their friendly against England Saxons on 25 January 2014.[15] On 27 January 2014, O'Donnell was named in Ireland's 34-man squad for the opening two fixtures of the 2014 Six Nations Championship.[16] He came off the bench against Scotland on 2 February 2014.[17] O'Donnell came off the bench against Wales on 8 February 2014.[18] O'Donnell was selected in the Emerging Ireland squad on 26 May 2014.[19] He started against Russia in their first 2014 IRB Nations Cup match on 13 June 2014, scoring a try.[20] O'Donnell started in their second game against Uruguay on 18 June 2014.[21] He came off the bench in the 31-10 win Romania on 22 June 2014, a win that secured the 2014 IRB Nations Cup for Emerging Ireland.[22]

2014-15[edit]

O'Donnell was named in the Ireland squad for the 2014 Guinness Series on 21 October 2014.[23] He came off the bench during the 29-15 win against South Africa on 8 November 2014.[24] O'Donnell started in the 49-7 win against Georgia on 16 November 2014.[25]

Honours[edit]

Ireland[edit]

Emerging Ireland[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Munster See Off Scarlets". munsterrugby.ie. 22 September 2007. Retrieved 18 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Class of 2010 Excel". munsterrugby.ie. 17 November 2010. Retrieved 18 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Munster Complete The Scarlets Job". munsterrugby.ie. 19 December 2011. Retrieved 18 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Ryan Signs on For Two More Years". munsterrugby.ie. 13 March 2012. Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "First Heineken Cup Starts For Sherry & O'Donnell". munsterrugby.ie. 6 April 2012. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "Tommy O'Donnell Named Munster Player of the Year". munsterrugby.ie. 10 May 2013. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 
  7. ^ "O'Donnell Signs Contract Extension". munsterrugby.ie. 25 November 2013. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  8. ^ "Munster A's Lose In Plymouth". munsterrugby.ie. 6 December 2013. Retrieved 8 December 2013. 
  9. ^ "Seven Players Added To Training Squad". irishrugby.ie. 21 January 2013. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  10. ^ "Wolfhounds Lose Grip on First Half Lead". irishrugby.ie. 25 January 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  11. ^ "O'Donnell Called into National Squad". munsterrugby.ie. 18 February 2013. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  12. ^ "Ireland Squads Announced For Summer Tours". irishrugby.ie. 19 May 2013. Retrieved 19 May 2013. 
  13. ^ "O'Mahony Leads Young Guns To Victory in Tour Opener". irishrugby.ie. 9 June 2013. Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  14. ^ "McFadden Hat-Trick Helps Ireland Surge Clear of Canada". irishrugby.ie. 16 June 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  15. ^ "Wolfhounds Hold On For Hard-Fought Victory". irishrugby.ie. 25 January 2014. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  16. ^ "34-Man Ireland Squad Named". irishrugby.ie. 27 January 2014. Retrieved 27 January 2014. 
  17. ^ "Three-Try Ireland Take Positive First Steps". irishrugby.ie. 2 February 2014. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  18. ^ "Terrific Display Sees Ireland Dominate Wales". irishrugby.ie. 8 February 2014. Retrieved 8 February 2014. 
  19. ^ "9 Players In Emerging Ireland Squad". munsterrugby.ie. 26 May 2014. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  20. ^ "Emerging Ireland Hammer Russia In Nations Cup Opener". irishrugby.ie. 13 June 2014. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  21. ^ "Emerging Ireland Enjoy Back-To-Back Bonus Point Wins". irishrugby.ie. 18 June 2014. Retrieved 19 June 2014. 
  22. ^ "Emerging Ireland Are Nations Cup Champions". irishrugby.ie. 22 June 2014. Retrieved 23 June 2014. 
  23. ^ "Ireland Name 37 Man Squad For Guinness Series". irishrugby.ie. 21 October 2014. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  24. ^ "Clinical Ireland Claim Springbok Scalp". irishrugby.ie. 8 November 2014. Retrieved 9 November 2014. 
  25. ^ "Ireland Outgun Georgia With Six-Try Second Half Salvo". irishrugby.ie. 16 November 2014. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 

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