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Brian O'Driscoll's reaction to Cian Healy remarks about Muldoon conversion


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This weekend in the Guinness Pro14, it's all about the inter-pros for the Irish provinces.

One of those fixtures sees Leinster visit Connacht in the 5.15pm kick off at the Sportsground with the home team coming off the back of a 33-20 win over Scarlets last time out.

And the last time Connacht and Leinster faced off, it was former captain John Muldoon's final appearance for Connacht and they delivered a 47-10 win over a Leinster side that would go on to win the Pro14 and Heineken Champions Cup anyway.

Four minutes from the end, back-row Muldoon capped his Connacht exit by being given the honour of scoring a conversion by way of tribute with the game no longer in the melting pot given the gap.

Recently, Leinster and Ireland prop Cian Healy had his say about that moment and it was clear it was something he didn't look back on fondly: "Leave it to the kickers. I suppose, on a personal note, that was nice for him to finish off his career, but it is something you have to take a bit of offence to when you’re not taken seriously."

John Duggan put those comments to Ireland and Leinster legend Brian O'Driscoll on tonight's Off The Ball and here's what he had to say.  

Connacht's John Muldoon kicks a conversion ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

"I don't know why one would be bringing that back up. He obviously really felt hard done by in that and I at the time had no issue with it whatsoever watching it. I said, 'Good luck to [Muldoon]," he said.

"He's played 300 games for his province. It's not like the first time it's ever happened. That happens the whole time, players leaving and the game's not in the balance anymore. They've gone and absolutely smashed Leinster that day and [Muldoon] is entitled to go and knock over that conversion or give it a go."

O'Driscoll also spoke about his upcoming Shoulder To Shoulder documentary and his feelings towards 'Ireland's Call' during his playing career:

He also discussed currently injured Munster scrum half Conor Murray in light of Ireland's 2019 Rugby World Cup hopes:

And he also looked back at his appearance in the Ryder Cup celebrity match in France where he took on Hollywood heavyweights Samuel L Jackson and Kurt Russell in the USA vs Europe encounter: 


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