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Paul O'Connell's mam wins tickets to see her son play in World Cup game

You couldn’t make it up.


PAUL O’CONNELL’S MOTHER has won a competition for tickets to see Ireland take on France in the Rugby World Cup.

Shelagh O’Connell was randomly selected from the thousands of people who entered the draw in The Irish Examiner.

When the call came in about her win, Shelagh said she was free to travel but asked: “Is it okay that I’m Paul O’Connell’s mother?”

She explained to the paper that her son doesn’t get tickets until the day of the game and getting to the match can be the problem.

The price includes flights, match tickets and two nights in the 4-star Morgans Hotel in Swansea, just 65km from the stadium.

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