‘Fellas are hungry to win trophies – not just win with Ireland’

Peter O’Mahony embraces the high-stakes pressure that comes with the modern game

 Peter O’Mahony in action for the Lions against New Zealand. “I didn’t play as well as I would have hoped in the first Test, but it was a huge honour. I wanted to play in the last two but I wouldn’t be bitter. I enjoyed the tour.” Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Peter O’Mahony in action for the Lions against New Zealand. “I didn’t play as well as I would have hoped in the first Test, but it was a huge honour. I wanted to play in the last two but I wouldn’t be bitter. I enjoyed the tour.” Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Since he was a kid Peter O’Mahony has captained every team he’s ever played for, from the Cork Con Under-12s all the way through to the Lions, which would make you think that the Munster skipper must enjoy being back in the trenches with Ireland. No eve-of-match captain’s run press conferences for starters.

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