Donnacha O’Callaghan Recalls Incredible Peter O’Mahony Moment From The Glasgow Game

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Donncha O’Callaghan says that, even at 19, Peter O’Mahony showed leadership qualities when he put him in his place at training.

The former Munster and Ireland lock knows O’Mahony all too well having played with him for many years at the southern province, and believes his destiny was always to lead at the very highest level.

Writing in The Times, he recalls an incredible moment from the Glasgow game that showed O’Mahony’s incredible leadership skills.

He will find the right words. Just as he did the day after Anthony was buried, when in Munster’s Champions Cup game against Glasgow the referee called the two captains together and pleaded for calm. “They’re over-emotional,” Glasgow’s Jonny Gray suggested.
O’Mahony pushed him in the chest.
“Don’t f***ing tell us what emotions we should have,” he said.
That was the day we all saw our little brother grow up. A proud moment for the previous generation of Munstermen. Last night’s announcement, though, trumped even that.
Seeing him become captain of the Lions is an even prouder moment.