Paul O'Connell pictured with his parents, partner and son at the conferring ceremony in Limerick on sunday.
Paul O'Connell pictured with his parents, partner and son at the conferring ceremony in Limerick on sunday.
Billy Stickland
O'Connell's Jersey Appeal
4 April 2012, 11:04 am
By The Editor
On Saturday night, at a Charity fund-raiser in the team's hotel in Swansea. the jersey worn earlier in the evening by Paul O'Connell fetched more at auction than a Welsh jersey signed by the Grand Slam winning squad.
Holly's Ball, is an annual event that seeks to raise funds and awareness of autism across Wales.

On returning from the game the jersey, signed by the Munster captain, was presented to the organisers as an auction item.

O'Connell by then was already on his way to London where he spent the night at an airport hotel in order to be back in time for the Freeman of Limerick conferring ceremony at City Hall.

Among his Munster colleagues who attended were, Donncha O'Callaghan, Marcus Horan, Ronan O'Gara, David Wallace, Niall Ronan and Keiith Earls along with Alan Quinlan, Ireland coach Declan Kidney, Ireland Kit Manager Paddy O'Reilly, Munster A Manager Niall O'Donovan, former Munster and Ireland team manager Brian O'Brien and the respective coaches of Shannon and Young Munster, Stephen Keogh and Mike Prendergast.

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