38 Facts About Peter O'Mahony


Peter O'Mahony was born on 17 September 1989 and is an Irish rugby union player.

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Peter O'Mahony plays for Munster in the United Rugby Championship and European Rugby Champions Cup and Ireland internationally.

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Peter O'Mahony plays primarily as a flanker, but can play at number 8, and represents Cork Constitution in the All-Ireland League.

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Peter O'Mahony was born in Cork, where he attended Presentation Brothers College.

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Peter O'Mahony went on to enter the Munster academy in 2008 and captained the Ireland under-20s in the 2009 Six Nations Under-20s Championship and 2009 IRB Junior World Championship.

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Peter O'Mahony made his Munster debut against Ulster on 2 January 2010.

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Peter O'Mahony captained Munster in their opening Pro12 match against Dragons in September 2011, and continued to captain Munster whilst their international contingent were away at the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

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Peter O'Mahony made his Heineken Cup debut for Munster against Northampton Saints on 12 November 2011, a game in which he won the Man-of-the-Match award.

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Peter O'Mahony scored his first try for Munster on 19 November 2011, in Munster's second Heinken Cup Pool One game against Castres.

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Peter O'Mahony signed a new two-year contract with the IRFU in January 2013.

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Peter O'Mahony started the reverse fixture away to Perpignan on 14 December 2013.

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The injury meant Peter O'Mahony was ruled out of the remainder of the season as he had to have reconstructive surgery on his shoulder.

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Peter O'Mahony had surgery on his right shoulder to repair a long-standing issue.

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Peter O'Mahony was nominated for the IRUPA Players' Player of the Year 2014 award on 23 April 2014.

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Peter O'Mahony returned from injury on 4 October 2014, coming on as a replacement against Leinster.

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Peter O'Mahony started in Munster's first European Rugby Champions Cup game against Sale Sharks on 18 October 2014.

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Peter O'Mahony started against Saracens in Round 2 of the Champions Cup on 24 October 2014.

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Peter O'Mahony started against Clermont Auvergne on 6 December 2014.

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Peter O'Mahony started in the reverse fixture against Clermont on 14 December 2014.

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Peter O'Mahony started at Number 8 against Sale Sharks on 25 January 2015.

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Peter O'Mahony signed a new three-year contract with Munster and the IRFU in February 2015.

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Peter O'Mahony signed a new three-year contract with the IRFU in December 2017.

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Peter O'Mahony signed a two-year contract extension with the IRFU in March 2021, a deal that will see O'Mahony remain with Munster until at least June 2023.

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Peter O'Mahony won the player of the match award in Munster's Champions Cup quarter-final defeat against defending champions Toulouse on 7 May 2022.

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Peter O'Mahony captained Ireland at under-18 and under-20 levels, before being called up to the senior side in 2012.

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Peter O'Mahony made his full debut against Italy on 25 February 2012, coming on as a replacement for Sean O'Brien.

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Peter O'Mahony made his first start for Ireland in the game against Scotland on 10 March 2012, after an injury to Sean O'Brien.

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Peter O'Mahony played in the 2012 November Tests against South Africa and Argentina.

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Peter O'Mahony featured in four of Ireland's games, picking up a Man-of-the-Match award against Wales, in their championship-winning 2014 Six Nations.

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Peter O'Mahony was selected in the final 31-man squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, and started pool games against Canada, Italy, and France, but went off with a knee injury during the second-half against France and was ruled out for the remainder of the World Cup.

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On 26 October 2016, Peter O'Mahony was named in Ireland's squad for the 2016 end-of-year rugby union internationals.

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On 23 January 2017, Peter O'Mahony was named in the Ireland squad for the opening two rounds of the 2017 Six Nations Championship.

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Peter O'Mahony started in Ireland's wins against South Africa and Argentina during the 2017 Autumn Internationals.

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Peter O'Mahony started every game for Ireland as they won a Grand Slam in the 2018 Six Nations Championship.

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Peter O'Mahony was selected in the 31-man Ireland squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, having featured in the warm-up matches against England and Wales, captaining Ireland in the latter.

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In Ireland's opening 2021 Six Nations game away to Wales on 7 February 2021, Peter O'Mahony was sent-off in the 14th minute for making contact with the head of Wales prop Tomas Francis when attempting to clear him out in a ruck.

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On 7 June 2017, Peter O'Mahony made his non-test debut for the Lions when he came off the bench against the Blues in Eden Park.

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However, Peter O'Mahony was controversially dropped from the squad altogether for the second and third tests, with Peter O'Mahony's former Ireland teammate Brian O'Driscoll, himself controversially dropped by Gatland before the third Lions test in 2013, remarking that there "has to be someone to point the finger at in defeat".

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