Irish Rugby have confirmed the news no one wanted to hear. Paul O’Connell’s Rugby World Cup and Ireland career is over.
Since the announcement, fans have being paying tribute to the great man on Twitter.
Heart just fell again with confirmation that Paul O'Connell's RWC & Ireland career is over. One of a kind. Best of luck in his recovery— Sinéad Kissane (@sineadkissane) October 13, 2015
— Deirdre Farrelly (@Farrellydee) October 13, 2015
So that's the end of Paul O Connell in the irish team, he deserves as big a send off as Brian O Driscoll got— Phil (@PhilipOR1992) October 13, 2015
One man summed up the cruelty of sport.
While we all hope the team can put in a few more big performances, not least for the big man.
Who could forget one of his most inspirational moments in green...
A tribute …https://t.co/To8ZkAA9mh— Gerard Meagher (@gerard_meagher) October 13, 2015
We’ll miss you, Paulie. Thanks for all the memories.