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'He’s always been a fairly big piece of West Cork meat' - 'Super Gav' looking to make his mark with Munster

West Cork man and cousin of O'Donovan brothers, Reds' latest back-row star has it all

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Munster’s Gavin Coombes was also a talented basketball player and Gaelic footballer. Photo: Sportsfile

Munster’s Gavin Coombes was also a talented basketball player and Gaelic footballer. Photo: Sportsfile

Munster’s Gavin Coombes was also a talented basketball player and Gaelic footballer. Photo: Sportsfile

As the title of Kieran McCarthy's acclaimed book about the international success of the local rowing club goes, there's something in the water in the West Cork town of Skibbereen.

In recent months, Munster Rugby have been reaping the benefit previously seen on the water or on the Gaelic football pitches in the form of a man the senior players in the squad have christened 'Super Gav'.


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