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Published: 10:19 | 25/8/16

O'Mahony relishing return

Peter O'Mahony hopes to put his injury nightmare behind him when he returns to action in the coming weeks.

O'Mahony did not play for Munster at all last season as a result of the serious knee injury he suffered during Ireland's Rugby World Cup pool game against France last October.

For a time it looked as though the Munster flanker would be in a position to return for Ireland's summer tour to South Africa but he was unable to take part in contract training as early as he would have liked.

He was included in Ireland’s training camp at Carton House earlier this month and with the season fast approaching O'Mahony is targeting a return to competitive action by round three or four of the Guinness PRO12.

"I didn't expect it to be this long. I had a good diagram drawn for me about two months after the injury and it just goes in cycles, in ebbs and flows," O'Mahony is quoted as saying in the Irish Independent.

"It's just trying to get through those little low points and drive it on when you're going well. It was a good diagram to have drawn because it's not always an upward graph. Even though you're going in the right direction all the time, sometimes you might just feel sore for a week and you feel like you've lost a week's training or a week's rehab or a week off the deadline but you haven't, it's just the way it is."

O'Mahony is back in full training and having been named Munster captain for the 2016-17 season, he is looking forward to getting back playing.

“I’m back doing nearly everything now,” he said. “It is definitely. You’d hope that with the bulk of training that I’ve done now that you might get a bit more time out there during the season, or you might get a couple of months or hopefully a year back at the end of my career.

“There’s loads of positives,” he said at this week’s Guinness PRO12 launch. “You don’t want to miss rugby of course, and you want to play as much as you can, but you have to look at the other side of it as well and hopefully I’ll get that back.”

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