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#Sean O'Brien

# sean-obrien - Friday 30 January, 2015

Sean O’Brien: ‘I’m not going to go out like Tarzan and run around like a headless chicken’

Ireland’s powerful openside is patiently following the road to recovery, so probably won’t be travelling to Rome for the Six Nations opener.

Wolfhounds relieved to have ‘X-factor’ of returning O’Brien on their side

The back row’s Leinster teammates came up with an unkind nickname during the early stages of his injury.

# sean-obrien - Thursday 29 January, 2015

We’ll Leave it There So: RTÉ’s future 6 Nations coverage in doubt, Wolfhounds team named and all today’s sport

Also, Ireland’s Glenn Whelan signs a new contract and Man United threaten season ticket holders with bans.

Sean O’Brien named at openside for Wolfhounds clash with Saxons

Ian Madigan starts at out-half, while Keith Earls, Luke Fitzgerald and Gordon D’Arcy are all included in the backline.

# sean-obrien - Thursday 22 January, 2015

The big guns are back: 5 talking points as Schmidt names extended 6 Nations squad

Picking 46 men gave Schmidt a lot of flexibility to include guys recovering from long-term injury.

O’Brien and Fitzgerald return as Schmidt names 46-man Six Nations squad

Jonathan Sexton is also among the extended squad, despite being ruled out of at least the opening fixture.

# sean-obrien - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

Healy and O’Brien could make injury return for Wolfhounds, but won’t face Wasps

However, Leinster say they hope to have them in harness when the Dragons visit in mid February.

# sean-obrien - Monday 19 January, 2015

Leinster remain hopeful of Healy or O’Brien involvement against Wasps

Captain Jamie Heaslip is suffering no ill effects after a ‘bit of a bang’ on the shoulder against Castres.

# sean-obrien - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

Sean O’Brien and Cian Healy to return to contact training within three weeks

The Six Nations is just under five weeks away.

# sean-obrien - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

Mount Leinster Rangers and Mullins magic – Carlow’s 2014 sporting highlights

Carlow had a strong year on the rugby front, while there was plenty of horse racing glory.

# sean-obrien - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

# sean-obrien - Monday 15 December, 2014

Leinster’s injury season from hell continues as yet another key ball carrier is ruled out

Rhys Ruddock will miss over a month after injuring his arm.

# sean-obrien - Thursday 20 November, 2014

Win over Australia can prove that Schmidt’s Ireland are a consistent force

Ireland international wing Fergus McFadden is in no doubt that Schmidt has already achieved that goal.

# sean-obrien - Saturday 8 November, 2014

‘Schmidt learned everything he knows coaching Mullingar!’ Twitter reacts to Ireland’s triumph

The sites’ Irish users were largely in ecstasy today.

# sean-obrien - Thursday 6 November, 2014

Sean O’Brien getting back down to the serious business of shoulder rehab

After a month of surgery and a few nutritional discrepancies, the Tullow Tank is thinking about making tracks again.

Ireland well able to carry the ball without me — Sean O’Brien

The injured flanker is looking forward to seeing Sean Cronin getting over the gainline this weekend.

# sean-obrien - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

# sean-obrien - Thursday 23 October, 2014

‘Nobody owns the jersey’ – Ireland’s injuries present opportunities

Joe Schmidt is frustrated not to have key men available, but points to chances for the ‘next tier.’

# sean-obrien - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Here’s how Ireland’s injured XV could line up

And when you can expect to see them back on a rugby field.

# sean-obrien - Monday 13 October, 2014

5 pressing questions for Leinster heading into the Champions Cup

First-choice 10, ball carriers, Conor O’Shea’s exciting ‘Quins, Luke Fitzgerald and Castres’ interest levels.

# sean-obrien - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

Leinster game plan may have ‘different slant’ with O’Brien and Healy out

Head coach Matt O’Connor says the province ‘have to work out a different way to win.’

# sean-obrien - Friday 3 October, 2014

Ruby Walsh grateful for Sean O’Brien’s advice on the road to recovery

Walsh needed surgery in June to reattach three ligaments to his shoulder.

# sean-obrien - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Small comforts: Ireland’s record without Sean O’Brien is actually not that bad

He will be a big loss, but Ireland have coped with his absence since 2012.

‘It’s a dark enough place’ – Kearney feels for O’Brien after latest injury blow

Leinster will look to the likes of Rhys Ruddock to fill the potential ball-carrying deficit created by injuries to O’Brien and Cian Healy.

Sean O’Brien set for five to six months out following shoulder surgery

Leinster coach Matt O’Connor has confirmed that O’Brien will be missing long-term.

# sean-obrien - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

Fresh injury concern for Sean O’Brien as he meets with shoulder specialist

The Leinster openside is seeking further counsel on the injury that keep him out for so much of last season.

# sean-obrien - Monday 29 September, 2014

We’ll Leave It There So: Cody’s anger, ‘drunk’ Donaldson and the rest of today’s sport

Also, the latest on Sean O’Brien’s injury, Paul McGinley suggests his Ryder Cup involvement is at an end and much more.

Leinster hopeful surgery can put ‘ongoing’ Sean O’Brien ankle issue to bed

Coach Richie Murphy took time to give a few more details on the injuries to Cian Healy and Sean O’Brien.

# sean-obrien - Thursday 25 September, 2014

Healy set to miss European games after ‘significant’ hamstring injury

The prop is facing a long layoff but the prognosis is better for Jack McGrath and Sean O’Brien.

# sean-obrien - Friday 29 August, 2014

This is what would happen if Sean O’Brien played American football

This high school football player is an even bigger wrecking ball than the Leinster flanker.

# sean-obrien - Thursday 28 August, 2014

Sean O’Brien fitter, stronger and not the least bit concerned about his shoulder

The flanker is raring to go in a new season after playing only three times in 2014.

# sean-obrien - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Leinster back row O’Brien enjoying Groundhog Day pre-season grind

The Ireland international feels that he becomes a better athlete with each passing summer.

# sean-obrien - Monday 4 August, 2014

Intense competition in the blood for 17-year-old O’Brien, but she’s missing one ingredient for Rio 2016

‘You have to teach your brain to keep going when your brain says stop’.

# sean-obrien - Monday 28 July, 2014

Enda Kenny, Eamon Dunphy and Sean O’Brien wish Ireland Women good luck

Joan Burton, Peter O’Mahony, Derval O’Rourke, Liam Brady and John Hayes also feature in a star-studded video.

# sean-obrien - Friday 11 July, 2014

Irish provinces strong enough for Champions Cup success – O’Brien

The 27-year-old is fit, fresh and motivated ahead of a new season with Leinster and Ireland.

# sean-obrien - Friday 27 June, 2014

Connacht veteran Swift eager to dole out ‘hard lessons’ to Ireland U20 heroes

The likes of Sean O’Brien, Peter Robb, Rory Moloney and Ciaran Gaffney will be pressing for senior squad inclusion next season.

# sean-obrien - Friday 30 May, 2014

O’Driscoll starts for Leinster but O’Brien and Madigan named subs

Matt O’Connor has placed Zane Kirchner on the left wing after Dave Kearney’s season-ending injury.

# sean-obrien - Friday 16 May, 2014

O’Brien on the Leinster bench, as Best and Pienaar return for Ulster

Matt O’Connor has made eight changes, while there are surprises in both starting XVs.

# sean-obrien - Thursday 15 May, 2014

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