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A Nation Salutes An Astonishing Peter O'Mahony Performance

A Nation Salutes An Astonishing Peter O'Mahony Performance

Ireland have beaten the All Blacks in Dublin for the first time in rugby history, and a night hewn with heroes saw one man rise above them all: Peter O'Mahony. His performance was, simply, astonishing.

The significance of it all wasn't lost on him afterward, telling RTE that it had taken a hundred or so years to get here.
O'Mahony went down with a hip injury at the 50-minute mark, after which Donal Lenihan exclaimed that he could hardly walk, and pre-emptively sent him to the sidelines. After that, O'Mahony popped up to take a crucial line-out, materialised out of nowhere to pluck the ball away from an almost certain try, and then ended his evening's heroism with an astonishing turnover.

Here's that improbable pluck....

....and Furlong attests to the importance of that valedictory turnover.

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Here's the public crowning of an Irish hero:

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Gavin Cooney
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Changed the spelling of his name upon pressure from Michael Owen.

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