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    Ronan o'mahony

    Thats sad news for ROM, really looked like he was going to make big breakthrough before injury.
    Best of luck to him in life outside of the game ,just shows how short careers in the game can be .thanks ROM for a munster fan .

    Munster Rugby can today confirm that Ronan O’Mahony will retire from professional rugby with immediate effect.

    The winger who sustained a broken leg and dislocated ankle when playing against Treviso in April 2017 has been advised to retire from professional rugby on medical grounds.

    Commenting on the announcement O’Mahony said, “I’m heartbroken to be finishing my career earlier that I had expected. The last two years have been pretty tough since initially breaking my leg, and ultimately the injury has made it impossible for me to continue.

    “I take great confidence in knowing the medical team and I have given everything to this and we have done everything possible in looking to regain full fitness. However, it’s a battle that I’m not going to win and as such I have been forced to call it a day.

    “Growing up in Limerick, it was a dream of mine to play for Munster and now to look back over my 20’s and realise what I’ve achieved I’m extremely grateful for every opportunity I had in the red jersey.

    “I look back on it all with fantastic memories, from my early days of togging out in Garryowen, to my school days in Castletroy College, and finally the pathway all the way up through the Munster system. Running out at my home ground of Thomond Park, playing in front of family and friends, and representing the people of Munster has meant everything to me.

    “To everyone who has helped me along the way, my family and friends, girlfriend, coaches, teammates and supporters, I can’t thank you enough.

    “I’ve been a Munster man all my life, and as a proud Munster man I look forward to supporting the club from the stands.”

    O’Mahony, who turns 30 next month, made 70 appearances for the province after making his debut against Dragons at Rodney Parade in April 2013. He went on to make his European debut against Saracens in January 2015. In scoring 21 tries he was the leading joint try-scorer for the 2016/17 season with 11 tries, crossing the whitewash in Munster’s historic win over the Maori All Blacks in Thomond Park.

    A Munster Rugby academy graduate he was a product of the development pathway after first playing with Garryowen FC and Castletroy College and progressed through the age-grade ranks at provincial and Irish level.

    #2
    Terrible news for him after such a long rehabilitation period. Very reliable team player and a great try scoring record. Best of luck to him for his future
    Has Fineen put Johnny down yet?

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      #3
      Cracking player when on top form. Best of luck.

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        #4
        Very sorry for him, best wishes to him in his future endeviours
        Dont need reason, dont need rhyme,
        Aint nothin I would rather do,
        Goin down, party time,
        My friends are gonna be there too

        I'm on a Highway to Hell ...

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          #5
          We will miss you Ronan always gave 100% when representing Munster.But you can look back with satisfaction on an awful lot of great performances!

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            #6
            Ah that's a huge pity. I didn't realise things were as bad as that with the leg injury - with all the talk of rotation, I actually wondered if we might see him line out against Treviso this Friday night. He packed those 70 appearances into what was essentially just a four-year career as a senior player, and really showed us how good he was in that 2016-17 season - joint top try scorer in a side that included Keith Earls, Andrew Conway and Simon Zebo (tbh I had forgotten that he shared that honour with another player, who was it?). It's a real shame that we didn't get to see more of him but I'm glad I was there for a few of those tries, including against the Maori All Blacks - what a charged and emotional occasion that was and he'll always be remembered for his part in it. I hope he can manage the transition to life after rugby and enjoys success in the next stage of his life & career.
            Tis but a scratch.

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              #7
              what a pity
              great player
              good luck in the future Ronan

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                #8
                Desperate to see. He almost single handedly dragged Castletroy to being an A school, he was the very first year of the school, laying the foundations for the 2008 Senior win. Was really hittingform before Erasmus came in who didn't fancy him at all. Would have become a great Munster player.

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                  #9
                  Very unfortunate news, best of luck to ROM for the future.
                  This is very bad news not just for Munster, but for the game in general. You have to worry about the sustainability of a game that seems to increasingly suffer the loss of such quality players as ROM just as they are about to reach their prime. The pro game is very attritional.
                  Last edited by Surveyor; 11th-April-2019, 18:32.
                  'twas wicked yousir!

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