Johnny O'Connor

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Johnny O'Connor
Birth nameJonathan O'Connor
Date of birth (1980-02-09) 9 February 1980 (age 39)
Place of birthGalway, Ireland
Height1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight100 kg (16 st)
SchoolGarbally College
UniversitySetanta College
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Galwegians
Corinthians
()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2000–2003
2003–2007
2007–2013
Connacht
Wasps
Connacht
27
70
110
(20)
(45)
(35)
Correct as of 18 January 2013
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2001–2008
2004–2006
Ireland A
Ireland
9
12
(5)
(5)
Correct as of 18 March 2006

Johnny O'Connor (born 9 February 1980) is an Irish rugby union coach and former player. He is currently a strength and conditioning coach at his former club Connacht, having previously performed that role at football clubs Arsenal and Galway United.[1]

During his playing career he was primarily a flanker. O'Connor spent most of his career with Irish provincial side Connacht, making over 100 appearances across two stints with the team. He also spent four seasons with English Premiership side Wasps in between.[2] He also played amateur club rugby for Galwegians and Galway Corinthians.

O'Connor played for Ireland at full international level. He made his debut for in 2004 against South Africa.[3] He made 12 appearances for Ireland, and was part of the 2006 team that won the Triple Crown. O'Connor was named 2005 Irish Rugby Union Players' Association player of the year.[4]

O'Connor received his secondary education from Garbally College and is also a graduate of Setanta College.

References[edit]

  1. ^ O'Connor, Vincent. "O'Connor returns to Connacht Rugby". galwayunitedfc.ie. Galway United FC. Retrieved 26 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Irish players return to Connacht". ERC. 2 March 2007. Retrieved 19 January 2008.[dead link]
  3. ^ "O'Connor called into Irish squad". BBC. 26 October 2004. Retrieved 19 January 2008.
  4. ^ "O'Connor wins Irish players gong". BBC. 5 May 2005. Retrieved 19 January 2008.[dead link]

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