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Malcolm O'Kelly
Ireland
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Full name Malcolm Eamonn O'Kelly
Born July 19, 1974, Chelmsford
Current age 40 years 42 days
Major teams Barbarians, Leinster, London Irish, Ireland
Position Lock
Height 6 ft 8 in
Weight 261 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 1997-2009 92 80 12 40 8 0 0 0 51 41 0 55.43
Five/Six Nations 1998-2009 41 39 2 15 3 0 0 0 26 15 0 63.41
IRB Rugby World Cup 1999-2007 11 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 5 6 0 45.45

Career statistics
Test debut Ireland v New Zealand at Lansdowne Road, Nov 15, 1997 match details
Last Test Italy v Ireland at Rome, Feb 15, 2009 match details
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English Premiership
Team Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All matches 1997-1999 34 33 1 10 2 0 0 0 13 21 0 38.23
London Irish 1997-1999 34 33 1 10 2 0 0 0 13 21 0 38.23
Profile

Leinster and Ireland lock Malcolm O'Kelly is a legend of the modern Irish game. O'Kelly made his bow for the Leinster senior side against Northern Transvaal during the 1994-95 season before winning regognition at Ireland U21 level. He then made his full international debut against New Zealand in 1997, O'Kelly would go on to become the bedrock of the Ireland pack. In February 2005 O'Kelly broke Mike Gibson's record for Ireland caps, although his mark has now been surpassed.

O'Kelly featured for Ireland at three World Cups, in Wales in 1999, Australia in 2003 and France in 2007. He was a tourist with the British and Irish Lions in 2001 and was selected for his second tour in 2005, only to miss out with injury. O'Kelly's final Test cap came as a replacement against Italy during Ireland's Grand Slam run in 2009 and in 2010 he announced his retirement from the game prior to a Magners League semi-final against Munster.

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May 23, 2009
Leinster's Malcolm O'Kelly salutes his side's supporters
Leinster's Malcolm O'Kelly salutes his side's supporters
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May 23, 2009
Leinster lock Malcolm O'Kelly claims a lineout
Leinster lock Malcolm O'Kelly claims a lineout
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Apr 12, 2009
Leinster's Malcolm O'Kelly celebrates victory over Harlequins
Leinster's Malcolm O'Kelly celebrates victory over Harlequins
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Jan 17, 2009
Leinster's Malcolm O'Kelly wins a lineout ball
Leinster's Malcolm O'Kelly wins a lineout ball
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