Senior Debut: v Edinburgh Reivers, August 1998, Musgrave Park
Heineken Cup Debut: v Perpignan, October 1998, Stade Aime Giral
Club: Cork Consitution
Previous Clubs: Highfield RFC
International Honours: Ireland Schools; Ireland U19/21; Ireland A; Ireland Senior; British & Irish Lions
Please note - Donncha O'Callaghan's total caps are inaccurate as per the below breakdown with his total Munster caps amounting to 268.
Younger brother of former Munster player Ultan, he played on an Ireland Schools side that included Brian O’Driscoll.
O’Callaghan won an U19 World Cup medal in 1998, that side coached by Declan Kidney. Made his U21 debut in Feb ’99 and since then has played at every international level.
Featured in both the 2006 & 2008 Heineken Cup winning sides, and in 2009 went on his second trip with the British & Irish Lions captaining the side to victory over the Southern Kings in Port Elizabeth.
Signed a contract extension late in 2013 that will keep him at Munster until at least 2016.
Became Munster's record appearance holder when he came off the bench to win his 241st cap against Zebre at Musgrave Park in February 2014.
The first ever recipient of IRUPA's Contribution to Society Award in recognition of the significant impact made to society through his work with UNICEF.
Represented the Barbarians in June 2014, the Baa-baas defeating an England XV 23-39 at Twickenham.
Munster's most capped player won a further 17 caps for the province in season 14/15.
The stand-out Munster and Ireland player went on to complete an illustrious career with the province at the start of the 2015/16 season when he played his final game in red in the pre-season game against London Irish in Irish Independent Park.
Munster Rugby and the IRFU accepted the player's request for an early release from contract and supported O'Callaghan in his decision to move to English Premiership outfit Worcester Warriors for two seasons.
The 36-year-old lock represented the province on a record 268 occasions over 17 seasons.
|DOB||24th Mar 1979|
|Height||1.98 m (6' 6")|
|Weight||113 kg (17 st 11 lb)|
|Honours||Ireland (94 caps)|