O’Donoghue Landmark For Munster & Waterford
16th February 2018 By The Editor
Jack O’Donoghue is set to become the first Waterford player to captain Munster in the professional era as the province travel to Cardiff Arms Park tomorrow (5.30pm, live on Sky Sports).
Read the full team announcement here.
It is well deserved recognition for the impact made at Munster by the 24-year-old since making his debut against Zebre in September 2014. The back row forward has now made 82 Munster appearances along with earning two Ireland caps last season.
A product of the Munster Youths system, O’Donoghue captained Waterpark to an U17 Munster title in 2011 and was part of the All Ireland-winning Waterpark U17 side the previous season.
In April 2012 he captained the Ireland U18 Club side against France and England, and then made his British and Irish Cup Munster A debut at just 18 against Rotherham Titans in December 2012 after featuring in the Munster U20s interprovincial series.
He featured for the Ireland U19s in 2013 before getting a call up to the U20s squad for the IRB Junior World Championship in France where he played against Fiji.
O’Donoghue captained the Munster U20s for the Interprovincial series in September 2013, started four games for the Irish U20s squad in the 2014 6 Nations and captained the squad at the Junior World Cup in New Zealand.
He was handed the Munster A captaincy for the 2014/15 season and went on to make 10 PRO12 appearances that year.
Since making his Champions Cup debut against Benetton Treviso in November 2015, O’Donoghue has failed to feature in just two of the province’s 19 Champions Cup games since.
To date this season, Jack has made 19 appearances scoring two tries.
Next home game
Guinness PRO14: Munster v Glasgow Warriors, Irish Independent Park, Fri 23 Feb, 7pm; Tickets from just €7 with Family packs (two adults and two children) available for just €40. Tickets available online, from the Munster Rugby Ticket Offices at Thomond Park and Irish Independent Park, or by calling 061 421103.