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    O'Callaghan Puts His Faith & Future In Munster
    11 November 2010, 5:08 pmBy Pat Geraghty
    Donncha O'Callaghan has put pen to paper to extend his
    contract for a further three years with Munster.
    The second row who turned 31 last March concluded his
    negotiations this week that in all probability will see him
    end his illustrious career in the red of Munster.
    He has been capped 172 times since making his debut in
    1998 and been involved in all of Munster's major triumphs.

    Coach Tony McGahan was clearly more than happy whern
    asked for his reaction to the news. "We're obviously
    delighted that Donncha has agreed an extension of his
    contract. I believe it's a massive boost for Munster given
    the strong interest there was in him from overseas clubs
    with far greater financial resources than Munster."

    "He's a hugely ambitious competitive character," McGahan
    continued, "and I think this sends a clear message
    concerning that ambition and where it will be best served.
    Here in Ireland with Munster. "I think it's also a very
    encouraging sign for younger players to see a player of his
    calibre and universal appeal showing the loyalty and
    commitment he has done by agreeing this new deal. I look
    forward continuing to work with him. This is certainly good
    news for Munster Rugby."

    The player himself speaking from the Ireland team hotel in
    Dublin where he is preparing for his 65th Ireland cap said
    "As players we are so well looked after by both the national
    and provincial management teams and I feel incredibly
    privileged to be able to play the sport I love for both
    Ireland and Munster. Munster is my home province and
    the decision to continue my career here was an easy one
    when you consider the standard of players in the squad
    and the incredible support I have received from both the
    fans and my family. My focus now is to try and perform as
    well as I can to help Munster and Ireland to be successful."
    It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into.

    Every plan I have is the best plan in the room. Everybody get quiet and listen to it, and everybody will win

    #2
    Fantastic news, but will probably force Nagle, Foley and Hayes
    to look elsewhere for the time being.
    It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into.

    Every plan I have is the best plan in the room. Everybody get quiet and listen to it, and everybody will win

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      #3
      A pillar of the team now. Can't imagine it without him.
      Munster – Champions of Europe 2006, 2008, 2020.

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        #4


        Originally posted by JoeyFantastic
        Fantastic news, but will probably force Nagle, Foley and Hayes
        to look elsewhere for the time being.

        Wouldnt be a good idea. they could teach himto call lineouts.
        I always knew Madigan was a closet Scrum Half. Ignore All things that suggest Continuity.

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          #5





          Way to go boy.
          Anybody who sees a psychiatrist would want their head examined. &nb sp;Henry Ford

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            #6


            Great Player...delighted.

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              #7
              Originally posted by JoeyFantastic
              Fantastic news, but will probably
              force Nagle, Foley and Hayes
              to look elsewhere for the time being.
              Yeah they'd be better off going elsewhere. Connacht would be
              ideal for them.

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                #8
                Fantastic news[img]smileys/biggrin.gif[/img]</font>
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                  #9


                  Originally posted by JoeyFantastic
                  Fantastic news, but will probably force Nagle, Foley and Hayes
                  to look elsewhere for the time being.

                  Why? We have three top class second rows but they are all almost at the end. DOCs' signing is great news but you do suspect that two yearswas probably all that was initially on the table
                  My computer thinks I'm gay
                  What's the difference anyway
                  When all the people do all day
                  Is stare into a phone

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                    #10
                    Great news [img]smileys/biggrin.gif[/img]

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                      #11
                      great stuff

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by sewa

                        Originally posted by JoeyFantastic
                        Fantastic news,
                        but will probably force Nagle, Foley and Hayes to look
                        elsewhere for the time being.

                        Why? We have three top class second rows but they are
                        all almost at the end. DOCs' signing is great news but you
                        do suspect that two years was probably all that was initially
                        on the table 
                        I'd say of those 3 DOC has the most time left. POC has a
                        lot of injuries in past couple of years and MOD has possibly
                        peaked and isn't going to be that big a force. Right now
                        someone like Ryan or the others has it there for the taking
                        if they put in the performances.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by sewa

                          Originally posted by JoeyFantastic
                          Fantastic news,
                          but will probably force Nagle, Foley and Hayes to look
                          elsewhere for the time being.

                          Why? We have three top class second rows but they are
                          all almost at the end. DOCs' signing is great news but you
                          do suspect that two years was probably all that was initially
                          on the table 
                          Almost in this case is 2 or 3 years. Thats a long time to be
                          waiting IMO. And then if they don't make it with Munster it
                          would have been a waste of time waiting.

                          Maybe Nagle could stay and learn from POC but even then
                          he'll only play a handful of games in the next few seasons.

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                            #14
                            Without putting a date on it the legend that is POC's body is not up to hanging around
                            My computer thinks I'm gay
                            What's the difference anyway
                            When all the people do all day
                            Is stare into a phone

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                              #15


                              Great news. Has been no one like him for geeing up the crowd at Line-outs when calling for support.


                              Should be a great motivator for the "young guns" that he has not been tempted by any possible offers elsewhere and should encourage the majority of the rest of the Squad to stay loyal to Munster

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