Our man from Wigan - John O’Donnell

Sep 19, 2016

John O'Donnell hails from Wigan and not surprisingly has a strong rugby league background. John joins us from Sale and has represented Ireland at international sevens. Lansdowne's answer to Ellery Hanley, John has hit the ground running with the club scoring in his first two games with us against St Marys in the Leinster league and Garryowen in the All Ireland league.

Full name: John ODonnell

Date of birth: 24/06/1993

Place of birth: Wigan, Manchester

Height: 6ft
   
Weight: 92KG

School: St Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic

Position: 13/Wing

Quick Q&A

Aaron Cruden or  Beauden Barrett? Beauden

Rugby Union  or Rugby League? Ah very tough.. Rugby union for me now though I have been able to do so much through Union that I could have only dreamed of doing through league!

Dublin or Manchester? Dublin!

Vindaloo or Korma? Korma! I'm a taste man rather than a spice man

If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why? I'd fly, love to get around to places and travel, plus when I see the big forwards coming towards me I'm straight out the way haha

Who do you most admire in rugby and why? Brian O'Driscoll - the first international player I watched as I came into Union was him, what a player and also seems a good guy too

Most memorable Rugby experience? Getting my Irish 7s cap in Prague summer 16' has to be number one! Then getting over to the US to play 7s in August just gone was an incredible trip!

What one thing in life could you not do without? My phone!! It's glued to me constantly, if you ring and I don't answer I'm 100% avoiding you!

What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to you? Jumped in the fortyfoot and lost my shorts..

Sum up your outlook on life in 5 words or less… Good things happen to good people (6words?!?)...

Name Peter Reilly
Date of Birth 11th February 1992
Place of Birth Dublin
Height 1.80m
Weight 112kg
School Castleknock College
Position Prop
Representative Honours Leinster 16s, 18s, 20s
Ireland U18s
Ireland under 20s & World Cup to South Africa with Mike Ruddock
Leinster Sub Academy
Connacht Academy & Connacht

Speed or Strength?

Strength

Batman or Spiderman?

Batman

Facebook or Twitter?

Facebook

Weapon of choice?

Hand Grenade

Favourite Insult?

You Fat Turkey

Dream dinner party guests?

Colin Goode

Beyonce

Jay z

Who do you most admire in rugby and why?

Ian Prendiville : I've never seen a big man with such twinkle toes and silky skills. In my year of schools senior cup he scored twice in the final two 30 metre breaks which is what I wanted for myself . Also the man loves a scrum

Most memorable Rugby experience?

Playing for the Irish under 20's against wales. My friend Ross Jones and fellow Castleknock College classmate was playing for the opposition .

What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to you?

I had fitness testing early one morning and I needed to run to the toilet quickly before the test began and not too far away the toilet door was open so I ran inside. Little did I know it was the ladies toilet and came out to our female physio "hello Peter you know this is the Ladies" and not since that day have I reported an injury to her . (There's more to the story but I'll fill you in in person) .

Sum up your outlook on life in 5 words or less…

.Eat sleep and enjoy yourself!

- See more at: http://lansdownerugby.com/news/details/ar_ais_aris_peter_reilly#sthash.j46c9CS0.dpuf

Name Peter Reilly
Date of Birth 11th February 1992
Place of Birth Dublin
Height 1.80m
Weight 112kg
School Castleknock College
Position Prop
Representative Honours Leinster 16s, 18s, 20s
Ireland U18s
Ireland under 20s & World Cup to South Africa with Mike Ruddock
Leinster Sub Academy
Connacht Academy & Connacht

Speed or Strength?

Strength

Batman or Spiderman?

Batman

Facebook or Twitter?

Facebook

Weapon of choice?

Hand Grenade

Favourite Insult?

You Fat Turkey

Dream dinner party guests?

Colin Goode

Beyonce

Jay z

Who do you most admire in rugby and why?

Ian Prendiville : I've never seen a big man with such twinkle toes and silky skills. In my year of schools senior cup he scored twice in the final two 30 metre breaks which is what I wanted for myself . Also the man loves a scrum

Most memorable Rugby experience?

Playing for the Irish under 20's against wales. My friend Ross Jones and fellow Castleknock College classmate was playing for the opposition .

What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to you?

I had fitness testing early one morning and I needed to run to the toilet quickly before the test began and not too far away the toilet door was open so I ran inside. Little did I know it was the ladies toilet and came out to our female physio "hello Peter you know this is the Ladies" and not since that day have I reported an injury to her . (There's more to the story but I'll fill you in in person) .

Sum up your outlook on life in 5 words or less…

.Eat sleep and enjoy yourself!

- See more at: http://lansdownerugby.com/news/details/ar_ais_aris_peter_reilly#sthash.j46c9CS0.dpuf
 

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