My best seat in the house with Peter O’Mahony

Aviva is the proud sponsor of the home of Irish Rugby, Aviva Stadium – where fans enjoy the best seat in the house to our most exciting sporting moments. Before jetting off to France to take on the world, the legendary Peter O’Mahony invited us around to his place, to tell us about his very own best seat in his house…

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00:00:06 Peter O’Mahony, Aviva Ireland ambassador

I think my best seat in the house is probably where I'm sitting at the moment, in the sunroom.

It's a really nice place to sit. Overlooking the garden, obviously, which I’ve a keen interest in. Or if we're finished dinner a bit early myself and Jess will sit down and have a drink or whatever and enjoy the few minutes of peace that we get.

The picture changes all the time. We've a couple of bird feeders over there. It's nice to see them there in the winter. And obviously summertime it’s beautiful out there, so it's a nice place to sit.

Coffee is a big, big part of my morning routine. I think it's better for everyone that I get the caffeine hit in early and not end up like a bear at 10 o’clock in the morning. But it's an enjoyable 20 minutes, I think, before the kids get up and before the madness starts to have a bit of peace and quiet and start the day off. 

We've had some great memories in this house luckily. Couple of christenings, some kind of milestone birthdays, but I was under a bit of pressure a few years ago to get the garden right. We got married here and it was a lovely evening. You know, obviously and a very important day in all our lives.

It's gone from being a lawn to a pitch over the last probably three or four weeks there. It's a good looking pitch to be fair, they’re lucky. Theo got his first pair of soccer boots. So that's the end of that I’d say. I’ll try and keep up with it but fighting a losing battle I’d say. But look, it's great. It's what it's there for.

I don't think my lawn compares to be fair now with the pitch in the Aviva. I think Majella, who is the head groundsman, would be very cross if I compared it to be honest. The lads would all agree that we're lucky enough to play on probably the best pitch in the world.

Obviously with the garden you're quite conscious with the environment and looking after I suppose a bit of sustainability, you know, looking after the wildlife around the place.

So we got some solar panels installed maybe two or three years ago. We've a shed down the back that all the water runs to a couple of barrels that we keep up there for using for watering plants and stuff when it gets hot.

We do as much as we can, you know. We're certainly very conscious of the environment and sustainability. We've been very lucky. It's been a great home to us and hopefully will continue to be.

00:02:17 Video ends

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