TWEETS: Jerry Flannery and Sean Cronin's funny tributes to Paul O'Connell 4 years ago

TWEETS: Jerry Flannery and Sean Cronin's funny tributes to Paul O'Connell

The slagging is underway.

Former Ireland and Munster legend Paul O’Connell was conferred with an honorary doctorate by the University of Limerick today.

The 36-year-old is currently recovering from the hamstring injury he suffered against France at the World Cup which is going to keep him out of action for anything from four-to-eight months.

Hopefully we'll see him in action with Toulon sooner rather than later and today's conferring should have cheered him up a little bit.

Paul O'Connell 5/11/2015

Dr. Paul O'Connell's former teammates did take too long before taking the mickey out of the Limerick man's new title.

First up, ex-Munster buddy Jerry Flannery.

Then Sean Cronin got his cheeky tweet in.