‘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
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.
Instead, Rory Best can continue to handle that and all the other responsibilities which go hand-in-hand with the task of captaining his country.