Peter Clohessy

Peter Clohessy (born 22 March 1966) is an Irish former rugby union player, who played for Munster, Queensland Reds and Ireland. He played as a prop and was known by his fans as "The Claw". He played most of his career at tighthead prop but later switched to loosehead.[1]

Peter Clohessy
Birth namePeter Martin Noel Clohessy
Date of birth (1966-03-22) 22 March 1966 (age 55)
Place of birthLimerick, Ireland
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight106 kg (16.7 st; 234 lb)
Notable relative(s)Des Clohessy (brother)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Prop
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1987–1999 Young Munster ()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1987–1996
1997
1998–2002
Munster
Queensland Reds
Munster

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73

(0)
(10)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1993–2002 Ireland 54 (20)

MunsterEdit

Clohessy made his Munster debut against Ulster in 1987.[2] He was part of the Munster team that lost 9-8 to Northampton Saints in the 2000 Heineken Cup Final,[3] and he was again on the losing side when Munster lost 15-9 to Leicester Tigers in the 2002 Final.[4] This was also Clohessy's last game for Munster, as he retired at the end of the 2001–02 season.

IrelandEdit

Clohessy made his Ireland debut against France in February 1993, during the 1993 Five Nations Championship.[5] His first try for Ireland came against Australia in June 1994.[6] Clohessy missed the 1995 World Cup, but was selected in Ireland's squad for the 1999 Tournament. He was desperately unlucky not to be selected for the 1993 British Lions tour to New Zealand and had to withdraw for the 1997 tour to South Africa due to injury . His last appearance for Ireland was against France in the 2002 Six Nations Championship.[7]

Personal lifeEdit

Clohessy formerly owned a pub in Limerick called 'Clohessy's' and an adjoining night club called 'The Sin Bin'. He opened a pub and restaurant Crokers Bar & Restaurant in Murroe, east Limerick. The menu has a Limerick/rugby theme.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rugby Union: Clohessy out to fry French Sunday Mirror, 13 December 1998 (Archived at The Free Library)
  2. ^ "Limerick.ie". Archived from the original on 2012-09-20. Retrieved 2013-05-07.
  3. ^ "Munster 8-9 Northampton Saints". Munster Rugby. 27 May 2000. Archived from the original on 25 August 2013. Retrieved 12 October 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Leicester Tigers 15-9 Munster". Munster Rugby. 25 May 2002. Archived from the original on 25 August 2013. Retrieved 12 October 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Ireland 6-21 France". IrishRugby.ie. IRFU. 20 February 1993. Archived from the original on 12 June 2012. Retrieved 12 October 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Australia 32-18 Ireland". IrishRugby.ie. IRFU. 11 June 1994. Archived from the original on 12 June 2012. Retrieved 12 October 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "France 44-5 Ireland". IrishRugby.ie. IRFU. 6 April 2002. Archived from the original on 12 June 2012. Retrieved 12 October 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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