Former Ireland International Set To Play Senior Hurling Next Season
Back in action.
Recently retired former Munster and Ireland international Tomas O’Leary has vowed to return to hurling next season now that his rugby career is over.
O’Leary enjoyed a hugely successful rugby career wining two Heineken Cups with Munster and a Grand Slam with Ireland before finishing out his career with French giants Montpellier. The former Cork hurler also won minor Munster and All-Ireland titles in 2000 and 2001, and says hurling has always been his passion.
“I come from a hurling background and it’s always been my passion,” O’Leary told The Irish Post
“I think it’s the best game in the world like. As you said, every Corkman really is a fan of every sport but hurling is the main passion.”
He won’t be togging out this summer, but plans on making a return next season.
“Not this summer but hopefully next year. I think The Championship is at the latter stages, it could be a bit of an ask for me to jump back in and try and come into the team.
But come January and February and if the body and mind are still willing, I’d love to give it a crack next year, so get down to the bookies and back Erin’s Own for 2018 anyway!”