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Debut 2007 v Argentina
For Cork born Tomas O’Leary, sport was always at the forefront in his early years. Son of the legendary Hurler Seannie O’Leary, Tomas won an All Ireland minor medal with Cork before concentrating his efforts on developing his rugby career.
A powerful scrumhalf with an ability to break defences at close quarters, Tomas certainly keeps defenses honest. He was part of the Ireland team that reached the 2004 Under-21 World Championship final and has also played for the Irish Sevens side he was the inaugural winner of the Munster Academy Award for Excellence in 2005.
Ahead od Munster's 2009 Heineken Cup victory, O’Leary ousted Peter Stringer from the Munster 9 shirt, and went on to earn his first Ireland cap against Argentina the following summer.
Part of the 2009 Grand Slam winning team, Tomas was due to tour South Africa with the Lions that summer, however a serious ankle injury sustained while playing for Munster ended that Lions opportunity. However Tomas set about an intense rehab period and by the start of the following season he was once again back in action for Munster.
Click here to read our October 09 interview with Tomas O'Leary
Tomas played in the Autumn series against Australia, Fiji and South Africa and he scored his first internaional try against Italy on 6th February in Irelands 2010 opening game of the six nations. He continued his excellent form during that campaign, scoring a fine try against Wales and earning the Man of the match award.
Tomas was called into the 2012 WSix Nations squad to replace the injured Conor Murray, he had not been capped since the world cup warm up game against France in August 2011
Following a successful spell with Dolphin & Munster, Tomas moved to Premiership team London Irish at the start of the 2012/13 season
Tomas is currently playing for London Irish in the English Premiership