Connacht have announced the sad news that talented flanker, Sean O’Brien, will be retiring with immediate effect from the game of rugby on the grounds of medical advice.
O’Brien represented Ireland at U18, U19 and U20 levels. He racked up a total of 60 caps for Connacht.
He released the following statement:
“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Connacht Rugby for making a young boy’s dream come true. The memories and friendships made will last a lifetime.
I’d also like to thank all those in Wegians, Roscrea and Calasanctius who played their part in making it possible, and in particular my Dad Iain who coached me throughout my youth.
Not everyone gets a fairytale ending but I will never forget just how lucky I was to be a part of this club.
I am looking forward to cheering in the stands.