‘It’s absolutely phenomenal’ – Muldoon

Date published: May 29 2016

John Muldoon described Connacht’s achievement this season as “absolutely phenomenal” after they beat Leinster 20-10 to win the PRO12 title.

Early tries from Tiernan O’Halloran and Niyi Adeolokun were backed up by a second-half score from Matt Healy as Connacht became champions.

And captain Muldoon admitted afterwards he couldn’t believe it.

“My heart-rate is still up there,” he said. “It’s absolutely phenomenal. You dream of days like this but it definitely hasn’t sunk in yet.

“I’m delighted for the lads. We spoke all week about wanting to go out and perform and do what we did all year – I think we did that. It’s been a good day.”

Muldoon added that their successful season was predicted to his girlfriendĀ by a fortune teller, but he wouldn’t go into detail about the reading.

“When we came in (to the stadium) there was a sea of green and we could here the Fields of Athenry being sung. We were all walking in with shivers down our spines,” he said.

“It just felt good, if that is the answer you’re looking for then maybe you can call it destiny.

“My missus went to a fortune teller a couple of weeks back. She wouldn’t tell me the outcome other than to say we were getting to the final.

“Maybe she does know a bit or two.

“I’ll ask her tonight but maybe people should go see that girl, she’s obviously decent. Maybe it is destiny.”