# Donncha O'Callaghan

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# End game
'Don’t identify yourself as an ex-rugby player; you are unemployed right now and it’s fine to say that'
What happens when the music stops? How do rugby players cope with the sporting afterlife? A new book has all the answers.
# Fantastic 4
Quiz: How well do you remember the career of Donncha O'Callaghan?
Test your knowledge of the former Munster and Ireland lock as he marks his 41st birthday.
# Influencer
How Roy Keane left his mark on Irish rugby
So many of the key players in Munster, Leinster and Ireland’s rise say Keane was their inspiration.
# On Air
Donncha O'Callaghan and Ruby Walsh join new RTÉ 2FM Game On line up
The duo will link up with sports journalist Marie Crowe in the hot seats for the now-extended programme.
# Cork's sons
'I’ve to put my bins out' - Donncha O'Callaghan interviews Roy Keane for new documentary
The former Ireland and Munster rugby star sat down with the Nottingham Forest assistant manager for a TV programme about dealing with retirement.
# moving upstairs
Record caps-holder Donncha O'Callaghan returns to ambassador role with Munster
The recently-retired lock will join Doug Howlett’s commercial team.
# Legend
Family and team-mates pay touching tributes to retiring Donncha O'Callaghan
“Go on daddy boy!”
# letting it go
'Hopefully I’ll be remembered for being a good rugby player but I’d rather be a great dad'
After 20 years as a professional, Donncha O’Callaghan will play his final game this weekend.
# New Era
'I'm just delighted to be back in the game'
Former Ireland coach Declan Kidney gave his first press conference as technical consultant at London Irish today.
# doc
'I would kick myself in the face if I was the fella who threw on a tracksuit and was jobs for the boys'
Donncha O’Callaghan is preparing to bring the curtain down on his professional career, and explains to The42 that he is looking forward to life at home with his young family in Cork.
# decisions
'It's important for me that Peter O'Mahony stays but I can see where money comes into it'
Munster legend Donncha O’Callaghan was speaking on Newstalk’s Off The Ball.
# Remembered
Donncha O'Callaghan leads Anthony Foley tribute as Baa-Baas earn Thomond win
There were four Irish debutants in the Barbarians side as Tonga came to Limerick.
# irish additions
O'Callaghan and Munster duo added to Barbarians squad for Thomond clash
James Cronin and Brian Scott, and Leinster’s Jordi Murphy are all linking up with the side for Friday night’s match against Tonga.
# Donn and dusted
Donncha O'Callaghan to bow out after 20 seasons of professional rugby
“My family need me around more. As much as I love rugby, I love them more,” said the veteran lock.
# success
Matt Healy-inspired Connacht maintain winning start to Challenge Cup
The Irish side were too good for a Worcester Warriors team, for whom Donncha O’Callaghan featured from the bench.
# a sort of homecoming
Donncha O'Callaghan out to earn respect that only a clash of compatriots can bring
“I don’t mind playing against any of the English teams and knocking lumps out of them but when you are looking over and it’s one of your own across the way I find it kind of tough.”
# no stopping him
'He's in incredible physical shape': Peter Stringer will play with Worcester beyond his 40th birthday
The Corkman will remain in the Premiership on a short-term deal alongside Donnacha O’Callaghan.
# fitfam
Donncha O'Callaghan will be coaching one of Ireland's fittest families this summer
He replaces his former Munster team-mate Alan Quinlan on the popular RTÉ show.
# doc
'I still absolutely love it. I'm already counting down the days until pre-season so I can smash it'
Donncha O’Callaghan talks to The42 about his season with Worcester, why he decided to play on for another year and the influence Jim Williams had on his career.
# doc
Evergreen Donncha O'Callaghan wins Worcester player-of-the-year award
It’s been another great year for the Munster legend.
# One More Year
38-year-old Donncha O'Callaghan has signed a new contract with Worcester
“Donncha is a phenomenon,” says Warriors director of rugby Gary Gold.
Northampton flanker banned for Leinster clash after elbowing Donncha O'Callaghan
Calum Clark was hit with a three-week ban and will miss the first of the back-to-back Champions Cup clashes with Leinster.
# insider info
‘I’d be licking my lips': ROG v Munster an intriguing battle for O'Callaghan
‘No one gives them a chance, they barely qualified. It could be a great story.’
# Irish Abroad
Steenson steers Chiefs success, Annett scores and all the exiles' action
Jeremy Davidson’s Aurillac remain top of the Pro D2.
# Mixed Fortunes
JJ Hanrahan nails late penalty as Donncha O'Callaghan sees red for Worcester
Leinster’s European opponents Bath were beaten again.
# butt of the jokes
'Every time I open my gear bag or locker, I pull out a potato'
Former Munster and Ireland lock Donncha O’Callaghan opens up on life at Worcester, horsing around and some novel uses for his autobiography.
# Familiar Foes
It was Peter Stringer v Donncha O'Callaghan as Sale beat Worcester tonight
Danny Cipriani, overlooked by England for the World Cup, opened the scoring with a fine individual effort.
# the thirst is real
Donncha O'Callaghan's Worcester debut involved a bizarre water-bottle incident
“The old, grey water-bottle theft”
# Legend
7 of our favourite moments from Donncha O'Callaghan's Munster career
A team player, a veteran, and an inadvertent underwear model.
# bleeds red
'The opportunity to prolong my career is one I couldn't pass up' - Donncha O'Callaghan
The Munster and Ireland legend will depart the province this week.
# donners
'A very good friend, a very good team-mate and an excellent player': Foley on Donncha O'Callaghan
It looks like the Munster appearance record will be capped at 263.
# The Long Goodbye
Donncha O'Callaghan is leaving Munster after 17 years with the province
Munster’s players were informed of the departure this morning.
# set in stone
A new statue at Shannon airport is marking one of Irish sport's most iconic moments
Paul O’Connell’s famous line-out has been turned into a sculpture.
# Trouble
Donncha O’Callaghan cited for alleged 'kick to the head' against Ulster
The incident happened during Munster’s narrow Pro12 win on Friday.
# Stand up and fight
'Robbed win' over Ulster will hold Munster in good stead insists O'Callaghan
Axel Foley’s side moved to the top of the Pro12 but were fortunate to escape with the points last night.
# inbox me
The Briefcase: Web Summit, Luxleaks and the most infamous letter in Ireland
This was the week in business.
# big man big ideas
What does this Irish rugby star want with 'big data'? Plenty, apparently...
Donncha O’Callaghan is looking for an investment boost for his software startup, 4Impacts.
# veteran
Donncha O'Callaghan returns to lead much-changed Munster
The province’s most-capped player is one of 11 changes made by Anthony Foley for the trip to Wales.
# Interview
Longevity no accident for record setting Donncha O'Callaghan
When push comes to squat in the Munster weight room, the lock says, “you’d swear it was European Cup final day.”
# Frustration
Leaked report was not a distraction before Edinburgh loss - O'Callaghan
The 35-year-old lock said there were no angry words in Munster’s dressing room post-match at Thomond Park.