after 10 years with the armband, O’Mahony steps down as Munster captain


The international flanker was full-time captain of the Irish province in 2013.

The Irish international flanker Rugby: O’Mahony extends with the Irish Federation returned his captain’s armband Munster after ten years of captaincy, announced the Irish province. The 34-year-old, who has played for Munster since 2010, was first captained in 2011, in his 12th appearance for the club. He became a full-time captain in 2013. “I remember the day I was asked to be captain like it was yesterday” O’Mahony said in a statement.

From that day until today, it has been an absolute privilege and I have never taken it for granted. However, after giving it a lot of thought, I think the time has come to step back to share my experience and give the same advice I received when I took office, he continued. Captaining Munster has been a dream come true for me…what an incredible honor it has been and will continue to be.»

First United Rugby Championship title in 12 years

O’Mahony captained Munster to their first United Rugby Championship title in 12 years in May. “You can’t pick a better leader than Peter and he has been a fantastic captain for this clubsaid Munster head coach Graham Rowntree. “Having someone of Pete’s experience on hand to help us with the succession process is invaluable, he added. We will announce the new team captain in due course.»



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