O’Connell to give golf team-talk

Date published: September 28 2016

Former Ireland and Munster captain Paul O’Connell will give a pre-Ryder Cup motivational team-talk to Europe’s squad, it’s been confirmed.

O’Connell, 36, was a talismanic figure for province, country and also the British and Irish Lions during three tours in 2005, 2009 and 2013.

And he revealed it was an honour to be asked by Darren Clarke to give a talk to Europe’s team ahead of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine.

“We are just going to have a chat. I’m a bit nervous about it because it’s something you want to do right,” O’Connell revealed to BBC Sport.