Tuesday 6 December 2016

O'Mahony thrilled by rich vein of form

Ronan O'Brien

Published 18/11/2016 | 02:30

Ronan O'Mahony of Munster scores his side's fourth try during the match between Munster and the New Zealand Maori All Blacks at Thomond Park. Photo by Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile
Ronan O'Mahony of Munster scores his side's fourth try during the match between Munster and the New Zealand Maori All Blacks at Thomond Park. Photo by Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile

Two tries in as many weeks and three so far this season, Ronan O'Mahony says he is delighted with his campaign to date - especially Munster's latest win over the Maori All Blacks at a sell-out Thomond Park.

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Wearing the socks of his former school, Castletroy College, the Limerick man was in scintillating form for Rassie Erasmus' team as they claimed the memorable scalp of the touring Maoris.

The week before the Garryowen man was a leading performer, had a hand in two tries and scored one of his own, as Ospreys were kept scoreless at Irish Independent Park.

But his latest, following a chip over the top from Duncan Williams that allowed him to go over against the Maoris, was one to remember.

"We did it a couple of times in training. We are on the same wavelength. It was good, it worked out," said O'Mahony.

"The crowd was insane, unbelievable, especially in the wet conditions. Our defence was outstanding. Everyone was coming off the line, putting their bodies on the line. It was unbelievable.

"The noise out there, the buzz, it was just incredible, right from minute one and then when we went 14-5 down, we were under the sticks and there were just cool heads.

"Everyone knew we could come back. We had come back from 14-0 down away to Ulster, the feeling was 'lads, we can do this.'"

As one of the winning schools from the Munster Rising Socks competition in association with Life Style Sports, Castletroy College saw their colours on show, and how proud one of their own was to represent the school again.

"It was one of those unbelievable occasions. We were all wearing our club and school socks," said O'Mahony.

"I am representing Castletroy College. It is 10 years since I put on these socks. It was a great evening."

Irish Independent

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