WATCH: Dunmanway's Darren Sweetnam flying high on and off the pitch

November 7th, 2018 1:30 PM

By Southern Star Team

Darren Sweetnam joined La Rochelle on a short-term deal earlier this week.

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The Munster and Ireland player has been training to become a commercial pilot thanks to a link up with Goodbody Stockbrokers

Dunmanway man Darren Sweetnam has become a regular in the Munster red during the past few seasons but he's already planning for life after rugby.

The twice-capped Ireland international has been putting his love of flying to good use by training to become a pilot with the help of the Goodbody Rugby Players Ireland Personal Development Bursary.

The former Cork hurler is studying and flying out of the Atlantic Flight Training Academy in Cork and his ultimate goal is to work as a commercial pilot when his playing days are behind him.

Speaking about his passion for flying he said: "I always had a big interest in flying. Even going away on holidays with my family, being on the plane – I was always fascinated at how it works and I always thought it was cool to be soaring across the sky, thousands of feet up off the ground.”

You can watch the entire interview with Darren in the video below.

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