Rugby Union stars and clubs took to social media following Paul O’Connell’s retirement announcement, thanking the legend for his services to the game.
Really disappointing to see @Paul_OConnell having to retire. Sensational career in Red & Green. Simply irreplaceable.
— Brian O'Driscoll (@BrianODriscoll) February 9, 2016
— British&Irish Lions (@lionsofficial) February 9, 2016
Congratulations @Paul_OConnell on a fantastic career 👍
— Sam Warburton (@samwarburton_) February 9, 2016
Sad to see @Paul_OConnell retire, but what a legend on and off the field. Pleasure to share the same field with and against him.
— gethin jenkins (@gethinjenkins1) February 9, 2016
Sad to hear the great Paul O’Connell has retired from rugby. What a player & person. Huge name to play with or against#truegreat — Nick Easter (@nick_easter) February 9, 2016
— Munster Rugby (@Munsterrugby) February 9, 2016