Thursday 26 April 2018

Rugby greats who made it in business: Ollie Campbell

Ollie Campbell
Ollie Campbell

Although his caps total, just 22, was relatively modest, Ollie Campbell remains one of the enduring legends of Irish Rugby.

Throughout the late 1970s and the early 1980s he and Tony Ward battled it out for the Irish No.10 shirt.

Mr Campbell’s finest moment as a player was undoubtedly in 1982 when he helped Ireland to its first Triple Crown victory in over 30 years.

He kicked 21 points for Ireland in the final game against Scotland.

He was also selected for two Lions tours, the 1980 tour to South Africa and the 1983 tour to New Zealand, appearing in a total of seven test matches.

During his playing career Mr Campbell  scored 217 points for Ireland, an average of almost 10 per game, and a further 183 points for the Lions.

Since retiring from Rugby Mr Campbell has worked in the family clothing firm, now known as Ollie Campbell Clothing, which supplies club ties and scarves and is the Irish agent for a number of international clothing brands.   

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