O’Mahony Set For Century Against Leinster
23rd December 2017 By The Editor
Munster captain Peter O’Mahony will become the 12th member of the current Munster squad to reach the 100-cap mark with the province against Leinster at Thomond Park on St Stephen’s Day (3.15pm).
And fresh from signing a three-year contract extension with Munster and the IRFU, supporters can look forward to seeing the Corkman make many more appearances in red, and green.
Along with the 99 Munster appearances to his name, the 28-year-old has also represented Ireland on 42 occasions and captained the British & Irish Lions for the first Test of last summer’s tour to New Zealand and their victory over Maori All Blacks.
A proud Cork Constitution clubman and a former PBC student, Peter joined the Greencore Munster Rugby Academy in 2008 and captained the Ireland U20s in the 2009 6 Nations and Junior World Championship in Japan.
In his final year with the Academy, Peter made his PRO12 debut off the bench away to Ulster in January 2010 and captained Munster to the final of the inaugural British and Irish Cup.
He was awarded a senior contract in 2011 and captained Munster in five of their opening games before making his Heineken Cup debut in the famous win over Northampton that was clinched with a Ronan O’Gara drop-goal in a dramatic final play.
He won his first senior international cap against Italy in February 2012, captained Ireland on their summer tour of North America the following year and took over the Munster captaincy on a permanent basis in 2013 at the age of just 23.
O’Mahony is now in his fifth season as Munster captain and is in outstanding form as he approaches the 100-cap milestone. He helped the province to crucial victories over Leicester Tigers earlier this month and the flanker deservedly picked up the Man of the Match award in the win at Welford Road.