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#Sean O'Brien

# sean-obrien - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

'We are dying to see him back': Hip issue continues to keep O'Brien sidelined

The flanker hasn’t played since early December but Leinster say he is nearing a return.

# sean-obrien - Thursday 1 February, 2018

6 changes for Tipp hurlers for Waterford game as footballers hand out debut at full-back

Both Premier sides are at home this weekend.

Toner locked out again and more talking points from Ireland's XV to kick off Six Nations

Luke McGrath and Fergus McFadden have benefitted from Leinster’s imperious form to earn a place among the replacements.

# sean-obrien - Friday 12 January, 2018

Sean O'Brien a doubt for Six Nations following hip operation

The Leinster flanker has suffered a setback in his comeback from the injury.

# sean-obrien - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

'It's an exciting time. We've a good squad and everyone's on the same page'

Sean O’Brien continues to rehab a ‘funny’ hip problem but is looking forward to a big couple of weeks with Leinster.

# sean-obrien - Thursday 30 November, 2017

Connacht extend Sean O'Brien's contract until 2020

The powerful, versatile Galwegian is currently sidelined with a shoulder problem.

# sean-obrien - Sunday 12 November, 2017

'It's five years since I played in Croke Park, both are incredible'

The former inter-county hurler gave a glimpse of his international quality on his Test debut against South Africa.

# sean-obrien - Saturday 11 November, 2017

Ireland 'flattered' by record win against South Africa -- Schmidt

The Kiwi stresses that Ireland would be naive to think themselves 35 points better than the Springboks.

Conway and Stockdale on the mark as Ireland cruise to win over sorry Springboks

Joe Schmidt’s side opened their November campaign with a comfortable four-try win over the ‘Boks.

# sean-obrien - Thursday 9 November, 2017

Sean O'Brien is on the shortlist for IRPA Try of the Year Pick Of The Bunch This post contains videos

Sean O'Brien is on the shortlist for IRPA Try of the Year

Tuculet, O’Brien, Woodman and Aprasidze will do battle for this year’s award.

# sean-obrien - Sunday 29 October, 2017

Warren Gatland hits out at Sean O'Brien for 'disrespectful' comments surrounding Lions tour

The Lions head coach said he was disappointed with O’Brien’s recent comments which were critical of the 2017 tour.

Howley accepts Sean O'Brien apology and plans to leave Wales role after World Cup

Coaching in the Premiership or France is on Rob Howley’s bucket list as he plans to leave his position with Wales after the 2019 World Cup.

# sean-obrien - Monday 23 October, 2017

O'Brien set to be unleashed against Ulster in bid to bank minutes before South Africa

But both Josh van der Flier and Barry Daly have been ruled out of the inter-pro in Belfast.

# sean-obrien - Friday 13 October, 2017

No Sexton or O'Brien for Leinster's Champions Cup clash

Leo Cullen’s men are missing two big names ahead of their Champions Cup opener.

# sean-obrien - Monday 9 October, 2017

O'Brien and Nacewa in a race to be fit for visit of French heavyweights to Dublin

Both will be assessed during the week ahead of Montpellier on Saturday.

# sean-obrien - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

Sean O'Brien 'expressed an opinion, but he shouldn't have singled out Howley' - Rory Best

‘Seanie doesn’t necessarily always do things the way most people perceive to be the best way.’

# sean-obrien - Thursday 21 September, 2017

Lions CEO defends management as O'Brien clarifies position following criticism

‘My views on the Lions tour were honest and genuine and solely with the intention of building on what was a great tour,’ writes O’Brien.

Why is Sean O'Brien always mentioned as a good leader but not a possible captain?

“That’s a good question and I probably know the answer to it.”

O'Brien: 'We should have beaten the All Blacks 3-0. The coaches have a lot to answer for'

In a typically honest and straight talking interview, Sean O’Brien has strongly criticised the methods of Warren Gatland and his coaches during the summer’s Lions tour.

# sean-obrien - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

Young flanker O'Brien faces lengthy absence as Connacht's injury list grows

Kieran Keane will be without a number of players for this weekend’s clash with Cardiff Blues.

# sean-obrien - Monday 10 July, 2017

Johnny Sexton to join Sean O'Brien in having injury scanned in New Zealand

The Leinster pair will know more after scans on Monday in Auckland.

# sean-obrien - Saturday 8 July, 2017

'I can never see the Lions disappearing. It’s an amazing thing'

Sean O’Brien is ready to lead the Lions’ charge in the third Test against the All Blacks.

# sean-obrien - Thursday 6 July, 2017

'We're seeing the best of him' - O'Brien making his mark in New Zealand Sob

'We're seeing the best of him' - O'Brien making his mark in New Zealand

All Blacks openside Sam Cane has big respect for the Irishman.

# sean-obrien - Sunday 2 July, 2017

'Sean is a tough but fair player' - O'Brien boost is huge for the Lions

The Ireland openside will now prepare to perform on the biggest stage for the Lions.

Sean O'Brien cleared to play in third Lions Test as citing is dismissed

The Ireland flanker’s hearing in Wellington lasted almost three hours.

# sean-obrien - Saturday 1 July, 2017

'It doesn't take a lot to get that kid going': Jamie Heaslip sheds light on Seán O'Brien's resurgence

Heaslip suggested the Lions players would head out tonight, “but they won’t be going OUT out.”

'It feels very good right now': A night to remember as the Lions roar to keep series alive

Sean O’Brien was a happy man at full-time.

# sean-obrien - Thursday 29 June, 2017

Possession imperative for Sean O'Brien as he faces into another breakdown battle with All Blacks

Having the ball will be the first step to keeping on the right side of Jerome Garces on Saturday.

'It was a tough call' - O'Mahony goes from captain to out of the Lions' Test 23

The Munster man has been left out of the second Test squad.

# sean-obrien - Saturday 24 June, 2017

Watch: Seán O'Brien crosses for Lions after sensational Liam Williams gamble and break

After a half of pressure, Liam Williams cut loose on the All Blacks from his own five-metre line.

# sean-obrien - Friday 23 June, 2017

'I know the New Zealand back row hugely respect Sean O'Brien'

Warren Gatland and his Lions coaches expect a big impact from the Leinster openside.

# sean-obrien - Monday 19 June, 2017

'Completely mental' O'Mahony and O'Brien should be a cause of concern for All Blacks

Lions back row James Haskell reckons the Irish pair offer something special to the team.

# sean-obrien - Friday 16 June, 2017

'A bit of a cuddle' just the trick to put Sexton back on top form, says Sean O'Brien

The Tullow Tank also rubbished the notion that there is an ‘aura’ of invincibility to the World Champion All Blacks.

# sean-obrien - Thursday 15 June, 2017

Carter and O'Gara make the case for 'world class' O'Brien to start first Test

The Ireland and Leinster flanker is pushing for selection for Auckland, and both Dan Carter and Ronan O’Gara feel he should be a starter.

# sean-obrien - Monday 12 June, 2017

O'Brien's performance puts pressure on returning captain Warburton

‘I know there’s every chance that I might not even get involved in that first Test.’

# sean-obrien - Saturday 10 June, 2017

Warren Gatland was impressed with the 'outstanding' Sean O'Brien

Peter O’Mahony also made a big impression in the back row.

# sean-obrien - Thursday 8 June, 2017

Delayed by a calf strain, Tullow's finest ready to hit Lions tour like a tank Sob

Delayed by a calf strain, Tullow's finest ready to hit Lions tour like a tank

Sean O’Brien has a big opportunity against the Crusaders on Saturday.

Opportunity knocks for O'Brien as Warburton sidelined with ankle injury

Warren Gatland confirmed the Wales openside has an ankle issue.

Murray, SOB, POM and Furlong get first 2017 Lions starts against Crusaders

Alun Wyn Jones captains Warren Gatland’s side for the clash in Christchurch.

# sean-obrien - Friday 2 June, 2017

Letter from New Zealand: Lions easing happily into life on tour

Sean O’Brien has taken on the all-important role of fines master.

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