Wednesday 21 February 2018

Paul O'Connell: Joy of Special Olympics heroes the essence of sport

Hollywood star Colin Farrell leads out the Pakistan team at the opening ceremony of the 2003 Special Olympics in Croke Park.
Hollywood star Colin Farrell leads out the Pakistan team at the opening ceremony of the 2003 Special Olympics in Croke Park.

Paul O'Connell

The rugby pitch is a battlefield where beating the other side is all that matters. When I walk on to the field of battle my focus is on winning, no matter what.

Whether with Munster, or representing Ireland, I always want to be on the side celebrating victory.

If I'm not then inevitably my best efforts have been a failure.

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