Ben O Connor is a huge loss to club and county.
However, rugby is a very difficult , physical game. Just about every player taken into the Munster academy will be seriously talented and the competition will be intense. More players fail than succeed but reading the comments of some here they would have BOC making his senior debut in a matter of weeks.
I wish him well in whatever path he chooses and as a hurling supporter I think he has made the wrong choice... but that is sport.
Spot on - if he chooses rugby, I hope he goes on to have a great career for Munster and Ireland - don't want him to give up hurling and end up playing bit part for Munster, with maybe odd appearance v Zebre or Glasgow before heading off to second tier French or English outfit at 24-25.