Wednesday 24 January 2018

O'Callaghan on ...

Hugh Farrelly

Tony McGahan

"The players feel we left him down. He busted a gut for us and in games like the Biarritz game (Heineken Cup semi-final in 2010) and other big games, we let him down. Munster is about taking control and Tony had all this work done for us and I wonder did we take our foot off the pedal because we were being spoon fed by an unbelievable coach."

Declan Kidney

"Deccie has shown great faith in me and I want to repay that. I would love to do it from the start but if it's off the bench I want to do as much as I can there too. I go back to U-19s with Deccie, although if truth be known, he was one of the selectors that stopped me getting picked on Munster Schools, they went with Eoin Kelly from Rockwell and Brian Cahill."

Dice punishments

"It's something we started doing during the World Cup, fellahs have to roll the dice and they get various fines and punishments like having to buy all of the squad coffee whenever they want, stuff like that. One of the punishments was a teaspoon of cinnamon and no one thought that was too bad until Cian Healy tried it and it ended up shooting down his nose."

Irish Independent

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