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O'Connell returns to Munster in academy advisory role

The former Irish captain joins the province in a part-time role.

Paul O'Connell has returned to Munster in a part-time role.
Paul O'Connell has returned to Munster in a part-time role.
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PAUL O’CONNELL HAS returned to the Munster set-up in a part-time role.

The former captain will act in an advisory role to the Munster academy with immediate effect.

The role, which he will hold for a year, will see O’Connell act as a mentor to the younger players by providing what Munster say will be “invaluable rugby technical expertise and advice, while guiding them in the areas of rugby development, preparation and best practice.”

CEO Garrett Fitzgerald said today:

Every club in the world would love to have an iconic figure such as Paul O’Connell involved in their set-up. As a Limerick native and proud Munster and Irishman who has played and led teams for Munster, Ireland and the Lions, we were very eager to secure his services in some capacity. “

O’Connell was capped 178 times by Munster winning two European Cups, three Pro12 titles and a Celtic Cup in 2005.

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