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Former Ireland rugby star Peter Clohessy declared bankrupt

By John Mulligan

Rugby legend Peter Clohessy has been declared bankrupt.

The former Munster, Ireland and Lions player has had difficulties in the past with his business ventures, including the iconic Clohessy's Bar in Limerick, which closed in 2014 after 13 years of trading.

The popular player, nicknamed 'The Claw', finished his often controversial rugby career in 2002, playing against France in the Six Nations in his final match.

The prop - who turns 51 next month - made his first international appearance in 1993, winning 54 caps.

He was involved in a number of businesses, but Clohessy's Bar was perhaps the most widely known. An adjoining nightclub - Sin Bin - also closed in 2014.

Efforts to contact Mr Clohessy yesterday were unsuccessful.

A notice this week in Iris Oifiguil - the Irish Government's gazette - records that Mr Clohessy was declared bankrupt on January 23 in the High Court.

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