We recently posted a great video featuring Johnny Sexton, tracking his rise to prominence from schoolboy to Ireland’s most valuable player. This latest video from the popular All It Takes series sees the inspirational Paul O’Connell ahead of his 100th Test.
O’Connell, who’s career has seen him win some of the most prestigious domestic and international honours in the game, is set to make his 100th cap this weekend against Wales, as Ireland continue their quest for a second successive Six Nations title for the first time in their history.
With contributions from the people closest to him; including Paul’s father Michael O’Connor, Ronan O’Gara and Johnny Sexton – this short film documents O’Connell’s journey from the local parks of Limerick to today, as he approaches his 100th cap for Ireland.
“I played my whole career with [Paul] and I’ve seen what one person can bring to an organization. He’s very special in terms of the ability to deliver the right message [to the squad] at the right time,” said former Irish international out-half, Ronan O’Gara.
As he warmly reminisced of their time together as Munster, Ireland and Lions teammates, O’Gara remarked; “At times you can see steam coming out of his big red head.”
An Official Ambassador for Three, O’Connell said; “I’ve never struggled for motivation. 100 caps have flown by; I wish I had 100 more in me!
“Some of the best days of my life have been in green, and I’m immensely proud to reach this milestone and am looking forward to creating even more memories with this team. When it’s over, I’m sure I’ll allow myself some time for reflection and this documentary will help me do that.”
“#AllitTakes – Paul O’Connell” is part of Three’s Irish international rugby team sponsorship activity. This is the third instalment of the series which also features Robbie Henshaw and Johnny Sexton.