"You dream about being part of days like this" - Connacht captain John Muldoon

He reacts to making history with his home province in style

John Muldoon, Connacht

Connacht’s John Muldoon celebrates with the Guinness PRO12 trophy ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

It was a dream that never seemed to be a possibility some years ago but for Connacht captain and stalwart John Muldoon, he probably doesn't want to wake up from it for another while.

The back-row can now say he is part of a Connacht side that made dreams all too real by defeating Leinster to claim the first Pro 12 trophy in their history.

"It's absolutely phenomenal. I said here yesterday, you dream of days like this, you dream about being part of days like this but it definitely hasn't sunk in yet. It's absolute euphoria. I'm delighted for the lads," said Muldoon after the game, adding that what pleased him most was that he and his team-mates didn't allow the occasion to get to them.

And the pre-match support from the fans was something which Muldoon saw as inspirational.

"We just came in and just the sea of green and the 'Fields of Athenry' and we were all walking in with shivers down our spines. It just felt good. If that's the answer you're looking for, that's probably destiny.

"My missus was working a couple of weeks back and she went to some fortune teller. She wouldn't tell me the outcome of it but we were getting to the final anyways and she wouldn't tell me the outcome of the result. I'll definitely ask her what she said."