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Tommy O'Donnell To Answer Ireland's Call

Cahir's Tommy O'Donnell was born 21 May 1987. We don't know when he was first destined to play rugby. Maybe it was his days in Clanwilliam RFC or in fact the ones in Colaiste Dun Iascaigh where Mr McCarthy kept a watchful eye on his talents as they tested Mr Lahart's scrum Machine many an evening.

A few facts about Tommy's career:

Munster Senior Debut: v Scarlets, September 2007, Musgrave Park

Munster Heineken Cup Debut: v Scarlets, December 2011, Thomond Park

Club: UL Bohemians

Previous Club: Clanwilliam

International Honours: Ireland Youths; Ireland U19/U20; Emerging Ireland; Ireland

Tommy will start for Ireland v Wales in the RBS 6 Nations Championship in the Aviva Stadium on Sunday 7th February. Well done from all your friends and family in Cahir.

Full Team & Replacements

15. Simon Zebo (Cork Con/Munster) 21

14. Andrew Trimble (Ballymena/Ulster) 58

13. Jared Payne (Ulster) 10

12. Robbie Henshaw (Buccaneers/Connacht) 15

11. Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster) 46

10. Jonathan Sexton (St Mary's College/Leinster) 56

9. Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster) 42

1. Jack McGrath (St. Mary's College/Leinster) 25

2. Rory Best (Banbridge/Ulster) 89 Captain

3. Nathan White (Connacht) 8

4. Mike McCarthy (Lansdowne/Leinster) 17

5. Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster) 31

6. CJ Stander (Munster)*

7. Tommy O'Donnell (UL Bohemians/Munster) 9

8. Jamie Heaslip (Dublin University/Leinster) 80 Vice-Captain

Replacements

16. Sean Cronin (St. Mary's College/Leinster) 48

17. James Cronin (Dolphin/Munster) 2

18. Tadhg Furlong (Clontarf/Leinster) 3

19. Donnacha Ryan (Shannon/Munster) 34

20. Rhys Ruddock (St Mary's College/Leinster) 6

21. Kieran Marmion (Corinthians/Connacht) 4

22. Ian Madigan (Blackrock College/Leinster) 25

23. David Kearney (Lansdowne/Leinster) 14

*Denotes uncapped player

Here is your Ireland team to face Wales in the opening round of the RBS 6 Nations. Kick off is 3pm on Sunday at the Aviva Stadium.What are your thoughts on the team selection?#ShoulderToShoulder

Posted by IrishRugby on Friday, February 5, 2016