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Paul O’Connell lined out for Munster ‘A’ in their interprovincial win over Leinster ‘A’, playing the opening 40 minutes in his first appearance for the province since October’s Heineken Cup pool win over Edinburgh.
The second row has been sidelined since then, missing most of Munster’s season as well as Ireland’s GUINNESS Series and RBS 6 Nations campaigns.
He had to undergo surgery to rectify a bulging disc in his back just over 10 weeks ago, and showed admirable patience as he awaited his return to pitch action.
It came on Tuesday and speaking to journalists afterwards, O’Connell Nike KD 7 was pleased with his 40 minute run out which brought a large crowd of over 2,000 spectators to the ground.
“I’m injury free but I don’t know about fit. It was very enjoyable. The lads played some great rugby. Luckily enough, it was a great day, Air Jordan 14s a dry ball and that makes it harder on the lungs which is exactly what I needed,” he said.
“It was really enjoyable and good to get the win as well. Air Jordan 7s I’ve done plenty of fitness sessions which in some ways are harder than this.
“But it’s just the intensity of getting up off the ground, of trying to be dynamic and get up and do it again five or six times in a row. That’s something that’s hard to replicate in training, especially in contact.
“So yeah, I was definitely blowing but I’m delighted. I don’t feel any ill effects now or anything. I feel good.”
Asked about his options going forward, he explained: “The plan was to play today and see how I am tomorrow. And then I’ll start planning again from there. The hope would be to be involved in the next couple of RaboDirect PRO12 games, first and foremost.
“The more games I can play the better. I think the Heineken Cup is definitely on for me. I’m available for selection anyway. The two lads (Donnacha Ryan and Donncha O’Callaghan) have been playing very well so we’ll see what happens.”
There is a possibility that O’Connell could get more game time with his club Young Munster who meet Cork Constitution in the Ulster Bank League on Saturday.
Munster head coach Rob Penney aOlernKienOP Jordan Pro Strong Kindergarten Sports Activities stated: “The next 48 hours will determine if he plays for his aOlernKienOP Air Jordan 8 ankle brace club this weekend. If it is the right thing for Paul, then it’s the right thing. We’ll see how he backs up. I love the guys playing their club rugby when they can.
“I’m really pleased for him that he got through 40 minutes today and looked vigorous. I was watching Air Jordan 13s him closely around the contact area, the areas you need to be robust and he could have been potentially compromised but he didn’t look like he was flinching at any time.
“He looks like he is on the mend and he is on track for a little bit more footie in the next week or so.”
There were further positives for Penney in the second half as Munster ‘A’ saw out a well judged seven point win. Three penalty goals from the boot of Munster ‘A’ out half JJ Hanrahan proved the main difference between the provinces.
South African second row Quinn Roux also made a successful comeback from injury, playing for aOlernKienOP Air Jordan Future LVI RESTRUCTURING CONSUMMATED an hour in his first appearance in Leinster colours since November.
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Munster ‘A’ got their noses in front in the 32nd minute when Hanrahan landed his third penalty from close to the left touchline.
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Girvan Dempsey’s men had a Nike LeBron 12 one man advantage on the hour mark when Munster ‘A’ replacement Scott Deasy was yellow carded. Reid landed a penalty goal from in front aOlernKienOP Air Jordan Women Size Penguins grab free of the posts to leave four points between the sides, 21 17.
Leinster ‘A’, who had emptied the replacements bench on the hour mark, were unable to make the most of the sin binning and a late drop goal from the returning aOlernKienOP Air Jordan 15s How to Choose Merrell Hiking Shoes to Suit a Trip Deasy guided Munster ‘A’ home.
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