Irish Rugby International Peter O Mahoney joins 100 club

The Ruby World Cup Trophy Peter O’ Mahoney would love to get his hands on!

IRELAND Rugby international Peter O’ Mahoney will become a centurion tomorrow night in the Rugby World Cup when his side face Scotland.

The 34 year old has featured in the National squad for just over a decade, since he was selected in 2012.

By the time he turned 23 he’d already captained Ireland and Munster.

In his 99 matches the Flanker has scored 25 points.

This year O’ Mahoney led Ireland out to win his fourth Six Nations winners medal, after originally winning the competition in 2014,2015 and 2018 .

After three games with Ireland O’ Mahoney has scored five tries helping Ireland secure an undefeated start to the competition.

Ireland annihilated Romania 82-8 in their first match, in their second they convincingly beat Tonga 59-16 before topping off their winnings with a 13-8 victory against one of the competitions top teams South Africa.

When he picks up his 100th cap he’ll be joining an exclusive cub of Ireland legends, for example Brian O’ Driscoll, Ronan O’ Gara, and Cian Healy.

Despite this fact O’ Mahoney remains grounded saying; “it’s almost a little bit embarrassing with the names that are ahead of me, to be honest.

‘People I grew up following and supporting, hugely inspirational characters.

To be 10th, it’s going to take time to settle in. “

O’ Mahoney credits his success to coaches  he’s learnt from through the years, he commented;” Our coaches are opening our eyes up to our potential.

“Not that you put a ceiling on yourself but its stuff that you mightn’t have had on your radar that was possible.”