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Video | O’Connor Set For Scotstoun Showdown

21st September 2017 By The Editor

Liam O’Connor takes to the field for Munster this season.

Liam O’Connor takes to the field for Munster this season. ©INPHO/James Crombie

Set for his fourth start in four games, it’s been quite the month for academy prop Liam O’Connor.  Named again at loosehead, he looks ahead to tomorrow night’s top of the table clash in Conference A of the Guinness PRO14 against Glasgow Warriors at Scotstoun – ko 7.35pm.

Set for his fourth start in four games, it’s been quite the month for academy prop Liam O’Connor.  Named again at loosehead, he looks ahead to tomorrow night’s top of the table clash in Conference A of the Guinness PRO14 against Glasgow Warriors at Scotstoun – ko 7.35pm.

Taking up rugby at the age of 8 with Dolphin RFC, the talented and versatile young sportsman also excelled at GAA, playing initially with Delaneys before moving to St Nicks, where, at just 16-years-old and as their goalkeeper he took part in the Cork Senior Football Championship.

Continuing with rugby while attending Christian Brothers College, Cork, it was his exploits in the Schools game that put him on the radar of provincial talent scouts.  Representing Munster U18 Schools, ‘Boomer’, as he’s affectionately known, also lined out for both province and country at U19 and U20 level.

Focusing solely on rugby since joining the Munster sub-academy ranks in the summer of 2014, O’Connor is appreciative of his GAA skillset in the looser elements of the game, and this coupled with solid set-piece play has seen the young prop make solid inroads in the professional game, most notably this season with Rassie Erasmus’ increased focus on offloading and expansive play.  It was the 22-year-old’s quick thinking and switch of direction in play that provided the catalyst for Darren Sweetnam’s try in Munster’s hard fought win over Ospreys last weekend.

Before flying out to Glasgow today, we caught up with the year-3 academy talent to get his pre-match thoughts.

Next Home Game

Munster return to home action against Cardiff Blues at Thomond Park on Saturday September 30th for a lunchtime kick-off, 1.30pm.

Tickets from

  • Adults €20
  • Juniors €7
  • Families €40

Tickets can be purchased online here, from the Munster Rugby Ticket Offices at Irish Independent Park and Thomond Park, from Ticketmaster outlets, or by calling  061 421103.

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