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Donal Lenihan

Examiner Sports Picture 01-06-10 Irish Examiner Rugby Writer Donal Lenihan . Picture Des Barry

Donal Lenihan was born in Cork on 12 September 1959 and educated at Christian Brothers School and UCC, leading rugby teams at all age levels, including Ireland schools, and winning multiple honours. A loyal servant of Cork Constitution and Munster, Lenihan won the first of his 52 senior Ireland caps against Australia in November 1981, at the age of 22, and played in eleven Five Nations championships and two World Cups, captaining his country 17 times, before playing his final Test match against Wales in January 1992. He went on to manage both Ireland and the British & Irish Lions and is now a much-respected analyst of the game for RTÉ and columnist with The Irish Examiner.

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