Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Cllr. Liam Galvin has today paid tribute to Paul O’Connell on his decision to retire from rugby.
Mayor Galvin said, “On behalf of the Elected Members of Limerick City and County Council and the people of Limerick, I want to congratulate Paul on his rugby achievements and his contribution to the sport. Paul has proven himself to be a leader on and off the pitch.
“Paul has represented Limerick on the national and international stage with distinction. The high regard in which he is held locally is exemplified by the fact that he became only the third person to receive the Freedom of Limerick following Sir Terry Wogan and Thomas Ryan RHA.
“Paul has always made himself available and taken time out of busy schedule to support his native city and county. Team Limerick Cleanup and Limerick’s bid to secure 2020 European Capital of Culture designation are just some examples of the initiatives he has supported locally. I have no doubt he will continue to be a proud and important ambassador for Limerick in years to come just as he has been on the rugby field throughout his long and illustrious career. I wish Paul the very best for the future,” concluded Mayor Galvin.