The legendary Munster and Irish second row forward, Donncha O’Callaghan has been announced as May’s ‘Cork Person of the Month’.
Donncha’s love of sport, and specifically rugby, started during his school days in Cork at Christian Brothers’ College and later at Highfield Rugby Club. Such was his talent on the field of play that he quickly progressed to a glittering career with Munster, Ireland, the British and Irish Lions, and the Barbarians.
Throughout his extensive rugby career, he has won U-19 World Championships, Heineken Cups, Celtic Leagues, Triple Crowns and Six Nations Championships, picking up a record number of caps for Munster and Ireland in the process. He crossed the Irish Sea to the UK in more recent times, joining English Aviva Premiership Club, Worcester Warriors.
“Donncha O’Callaghan is a remarkable sportsman, and importantly, is a fantastic ambassador for Cork”, said ‘Cork Person of the Year’ awards founder, Manus O’Callaghan. “His involvement with Munster and Ireland teams over the years marks some of the most memorable events in the history of Irish rugby and his commitment to his sporting career is matched only by his sense of humour, his humility and his social conscience through his extraordinary work with UNICEF. He is a most worthy recipient of the ‘Cork Person of the Month’ award”.