Jerry Flannery, who’s recent career has been plagued with injuries, has been forced to retire from rugby at the age of 34.
Flannery who was part of the Grand Slam winning side of 2009 had been suffering from a troublesome calf injury which had curtailed much of his career in the last few seasons.
During his career he was capped 41 times for Ireland as well as winning two Heineken Cups with Munster during an outstanding provincial career. He would have also been capped for the Lions but he suffered a shoulder injury during the very first contact session of the tour.
Jerry Flannery bio
DOB 17th Oct 1978
BIRTHPLACE Galway, Ireland
HEIGHT 1.80 m (5′ 11″)
WEIGHT 100 kg (15 st 10 lb)
HONOURS Ireland (41 caps)