Munster's Tommy O'Donnell has announced that he will retire from rugby at the end of the season.
The 33-year-old backrow made 186 appearances for the province and was named their Player of the Year in 2013. He also won 13 caps for Ireland and was part of two Six Nations winning squads. That was all despite a career riddled by injury troubles.
"It has been the greatest honour and privilege to represent Munster Rugby for the past 14 seasons," said the Tipperary man.
"I feel it is the right time for me and my family to step away from rugby and this season will be my last.
"I’m proud to know that I will retire as a one-club man. I am confident and content in my decision, having chased the dream from the age of 16 through the youths, underage and academy systems to represent Munster and Ireland.
"While it is not the end just yet and I’m very much looking forward to contributing to the team in the final part of the season and new competition ahead, I felt the time was right to make my intentions to retire known.
"My family and I are looking forward to the new chapter ahead. My passion and belief in Munster Rugby will always remain unwavering. I look forward to looking on as a supporter and bringing my boys to experience the magic of a packed Thomond Park in the years to come."
O'Donnell made his Munster debut as a 20-year-old against Scarlets in 2007. He made his Ireland bow against USA in 2013.
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