Thursday 23 February 2017

The future is bright Greg O'Shea (Third year academy)

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Greg O'Shea, Munster
Greg O'Shea, Munster

I've lived in Limerick all my life. I attended Scoil Ide primary school and Crescent College Comprehensive. I played rugby in both schools, winning all the Munster school medals with Crescent College (McCarthy cup, Junior Cup X2, Bowen Shield, Senior Cup). My father and his family are fanatical Shannon RFC people, so inevitably I started playing with Shannon when I was about seven years old. I represented Munster for two years at U-18 and U-20. I also represented Ireland U-18s for two years, U-19s and U-20s. I played at outside centre a bit in school but otherwise I've always been a back three player. I also competed in athletics at international level until I joined the Munster Rugby academy in 2013. My mother and my father both sprinted for Ireland.

Favourite Munster game: Munster's 30-6 Heineken Cup semi-final win over Leinster in 2006.

Most memorable game I have played in: My senior debut against Gloucester in August 2014. It was a friendly pre-season game but was a major moment personally.

Favourite ground: Irish Independent Park. I've played some great schools matches there where we won and it's an outstanding surface to play on.

Date of birth: March 23, 1995

Place of birth: Limerick

Height: 1.80m

Weight: 85kg

Position: Wing or full-back

Club: Shannon RFC

School: Crescent College Comprehensive

University/College: University of Limerick, 3rd year Law.

International honours: Ireland U-18s 2012 & 2013; U-19s 2014 and U-20s 2015.

Other sports played: Athletics. My biggest honour was competing for Ireland in the European Youth Olympics 100m where I finished sixth in 10.88seconds.

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