Tuesday 20 August 2019

The future is Bright: Liam O'Connor (First year academy)

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I was born in Cork city and started playing rugby when I was seven years old with Dolphin RFC. I then moved to Christian Brothers College, Cork for secondary school, where I played junior and senior cup rugby.

I have played through all the age-grades with Munster from U-18, U-19 and U-20. I have also represented the Ireland U-19s and was fortunate to win my first Ireland U-20 caps last June at the World Rugby U-20s Championship in Italy.

I graduated from the Munster sub-academy this summer and made my Munster A debut at the end of last year against Worcester.

Favourite Munster game: Munster versus Northampton in the Heineken Cup in Thomond Park in 2011. The famous O'Gara drop-goal night will long live in the memory for me, but it was a great game throughout.

Most memorable game I have played in: The Bateman Cup final earlier this year at Temple Hill. Playing for Cork Con, we defeated Clontarf to retain the title for the third successive year. Winning it on our own patch in front of our supporters made it a special occasion for all of us.

Favourite ground: I have really great memories from the U-19s inter-provincial in Irish Independent Park where we defeated Leinster so I'd have to say the Cork venue.

Date of birth: 13/07/1995

Place of birth: Cork city

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Height: 180cm

Weight: 110kg

Position: prop

Club: Cork Con

School: Christian Brothers College

International honours: Ireland U-19 1 cap and Ireland U-20 4 caps

Munster Honours: U-18, U-19, U-20 and Munster A.

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