Paul O'Connell Athlete

Paul o connell

Paul Jeremiah O'Connell (born 20 October 1979 in Limerick) is an Irish rugby union player who plays lock for Munster and Ireland. He also captained the British and Irish Lions on their 2009 tour to South Africa. O'Connell was a star swimmer when he was younger, starting his training with Seal Swimming club under the watchful guidance of Jim Riordan and Jerry Ryan before moving on to the Limerick squad. O'Connell attended the Model School, and Ard Scoil Ris in Limerick and played rugby under Des Harty's tutelage, representing Irish Schools in 1997–98 along with current international teammate Gordon D’Arcy. He also played five consecutive games with the Ireland U21s, with Donncha O’Callaghan as his second row partner. He also represented Young Munster R.F.C. before moving on to represent Munster, Ireland and the Lions. O'Connell has completed 3 out of 4 years of a Computer Engineering degree at the University of Limerick, deferring the remainder of the degree in order to concentrate on rugby. O'Connell made his debut for Ireland against Wales in the Six Nations 2002, scoring a try.

Personal details

Date of birth
October 20th, 1979
Republic of Ireland
Places lived
County Limerick , Republic of Ireland
pop. 183,863 (2004)
Limerick , Republic of Ireland




1. Ardscoil Rís, Limerick Secondary school

Ardscoil Rís is an all boys Catholic secondary school located on the North Circular Road in Limerick, and consistently one of the top 5 non fee-paying boys schools in the Republic of Ireland.

Type Secondary school
Official web page
Wikipedia article

People attended Ardscoil Rís, Limerick connected by profession and/or age

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b. 1988., Athlete
b. 1992., Athlete

2. University of Limerick Colleges/University

The University of Limerick (UL) (Irish: Ollscoil Luimnigh) is a university in Ireland near the city of Limerick. It was established in 1972 as the National Institute for Higher Education, Limerick and became a university by statute in 1989 in accordance with the University of Limerick Act 1989. The university was the first university established since the foundation of the State in 1922, followed later the same day by the establishment of Dublin City University.

Institution colors
January 1st, 1972
Castletroy, Limerick, Republic of Ireland
Official web page
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender

People attended University of Limerick connected by profession and/or age

b. 1980., Athlete
b. 1982., Athlete
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b. 1983., Athlete
b. 1990., Athlete
b. 1985., Athlete
b. 1988., Athlete
b. 1986., Athlete


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