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Conor O'Shea aims for pathway to drive England to World Cup trophies
# Pipeline
# Pipeline

Conor O'Shea aims for pathway to drive England to World Cup trophies

Sep 20th 2021, 10:21 PM 21,334 Views 3 Comments

The Irishman is now in a wide-ranging role as the RFU’s director of performance rugby.

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O'Shea 'never had discussions' with Irish rugby as he moves on to RFU role
# Caesar
# Caesar

O'Shea 'never had discussions' with Irish rugby as he moves on to RFU role

Updated Nov 29th 2019, 8:39 AM 30,467 Views 20 Comments

The 49-year-old has joined the English union as its new performance director.

'He’s an energy-giver' - Catt backed to make impact with Ireland's attack
# New Face
# New Face

'He’s an energy-giver' - Catt backed to make impact with Ireland's attack

Nov 29th 2019, 1:00 AM 6,846 Views 0 Comments

Conor O’Shea worked with the Englishman in Italy from 2016 until the recent World Cup.

Conor O'Shea steps down as head coach of Italy
# Time To Go
# Time To Go

Conor O'Shea steps down as head coach of Italy

Nov 16th 2019, 7:51 PM 23,570 Views 45 Comments

O’Shea last game in charge was the a defeat to South Africa in the World Cup.

'Disappointed' O'Shea refuses to blame conditions for Italy's error-strewn opener
# Reaction
# Reaction

'Disappointed' O'Shea refuses to blame conditions for Italy's error-strewn opener

Sep 22nd 2019, 11:59 AM 18,081 Views 1 Comment

Six tries but plenty to improve on for the Italians following this morning’s win against Namibia.

Parisse set for record-equalling World Cup as O'Shea names Italy squad
# RWC2019
# RWC2019

Parisse set for record-equalling World Cup as O'Shea names Italy squad

Aug 19th 2019, 12:14 PM 8,407 Views 5 Comments

Ian McKinley misses out on a place in the Azzurri’s squad for Japan.

O'Shea: 'We’ve a big, big dream for this World Cup. I believe in what I’m seeing'
# The Italian Job
# The Italian Job

O'Shea: 'We’ve a big, big dream for this World Cup. I believe in what I’m seeing'

Aug 10th 2019, 11:00 PM 10,808 Views 4 Comments

The Italian head coach was able to take plenty of positives from his side’s effort in Dublin.

'I read it when I came over here and had a bit of a laugh' - O'Shea dismisses link to Munster CEO role
# No Grazie
# No Grazie

'I read it when I came over here and had a bit of a laugh' - O'Shea dismisses link to Munster CEO role

Aug 9th 2019, 6:00 AM 7,245 Views 24 Comments

The Italy head coach believes Ireland are World Cup contenders despite their poor Six Nations.

Centre Zanon wins second start, McKinley on Italy bench for Ireland clash
# Rwc Warm-ups
# Rwc Warm-ups

Centre Zanon wins second start, McKinley on Italy bench for Ireland clash

Aug 8th 2019, 11:23 AM 3,760 Views 1 Comment

Conor O’Shea will field just three of the starters who ran France close at the tail end of the Six Nations.

Italy building on Treviso efforts to 'break the chains' of old order
# Belief
# Belief

Italy building on Treviso efforts to 'break the chains' of old order

Aug 7th 2019, 6:30 AM 4,079 Views 0 Comments

Dean Budd was part of the Benetton side who pushed Munster close at the business end of the Pro14 campaign.

'He’s brilliant and he’s a legend': Italy must do everything to hang onto O'Shea, says Goosen
# Azzurri
# Azzurri

'He’s brilliant and he’s a legend': Italy must do everything to hang onto O'Shea, says Goosen

Aug 6th 2019, 7:15 AM 15,802 Views 35 Comments

Defence coach Marius Goosen believes it is paramount that the Azzurri hang onto O’Shea.

Blow for O'Shea's Italy as Zebre captain ruled out of World Cup
# RWC2019
# RWC2019

Blow for O'Shea's Italy as Zebre captain ruled out of World Cup

Jul 31st 2019, 4:12 PM 6,726 Views 6 Comments

Tommaso Castello has not recovered from the broken leg he suffered during the Six Nations.

Italy deny Cheetahs claim that Smith will succeed Conor O'Shea after World Cup
# Azzurri
# Azzurri

Italy deny Cheetahs claim that Smith will succeed Conor O'Shea after World Cup

May 14th 2019, 12:45 PM 17,479 Views 9 Comments

Irishman O’Shea has been in charge since 2016.

'A complete embarrassment' - O'Shea criticises reaction to Ireland's performance in the Six Nations
# Over The Top
# Over The Top

'A complete embarrassment' - O'Shea criticises reaction to Ireland's performance in the Six Nations

Apr 12th 2019, 6:00 AM 38,354 Views 37 Comments

The Italian coach said over-reaction to victory and defeat was also a factor in his time with Ireland.

Tickets for Ireland's World Cup warm-up Tests to go on sale next week
# Road To Japan
# Road To Japan

Tickets for Ireland's World Cup warm-up Tests to go on sale next week

Mar 4th 2019, 1:56 PM 12,899 Views 14 Comments

Wales will provide familiar opposition for Ireland as Joe Schmidt bids farewell to the Aviva Stadium.

'We live in a sensationalist world' - Conor O'Shea says Italy are climbing
# Gutted
# Gutted

'We live in a sensationalist world' - Conor O'Shea says Italy are climbing

Feb 25th 2019, 9:46 AM 12,997 Views 16 Comments

The Italy boss was left gutted in Rome, but remains proud of his players.

As it happened: Italy vs Ireland, Six Nations
Live Feb 24th 2019, 1:55 PM

As it happened: Italy vs Ireland, Six Nations

Gatland warns no-holds barred as Wales target record
# Edge Of Glory
# Edge Of Glory

Gatland warns no-holds barred as Wales target record

Feb 10th 2019, 3:51 PM 14,294 Views 7 Comments

Wales have the chance to win 12 consecutive test matches for the first time in their history when they face England on 23 February.

'Do they want me to stay on? Yes' - O'Shea not distracted by Italy speculation
# Rumours
# Rumours

'Do they want me to stay on? Yes' - O'Shea not distracted by Italy speculation

Jan 23rd 2019, 8:00 PM 11,135 Views 6 Comments

French media have suggested the Irishman could be replaced after the World Cup this year.

McKinley and uncapped Sisi among Italy's Six Nations squad
# 6 Nations
# 6 Nations

McKinley and uncapped Sisi among Italy's Six Nations squad

Jan 9th 2019, 5:40 PM 4,026 Views 2 Comments

Conor O’Shea will bring his squad together for training camp on 20 January.

Tributes paid after 3-time Kerry All-Ireland football winner passes away
# RIP
# RIP

Tributes paid after 3-time Kerry All-Ireland football winner passes away

Dec 7th 2018, 11:22 AM 13,014 Views 2 Comments

Jerome O’Shea featured for Kerry in victories in the 1950s.

Conor O'Shea suffers Six Nations blow as Italy wing Bellini is ruled out
# Ruled Out
# Ruled Out

Conor O'Shea suffers Six Nations blow as Italy wing Bellini is ruled out

Nov 27th 2018, 3:45 PM 4,852 Views 8 Comments

The 24-year-old Zebre wing will be sidelined for four months after undergoing surgery on his shoulder.

'You get a double barrel shotgun, stick it on your foot and blow it off'
# Frustration
# Frustration

'You get a double barrel shotgun, stick it on your foot and blow it off'

Nov 4th 2018, 5:29 PM 19,363 Views 12 Comments

Conor O’Shea was deeply frustrated by how his Italy team started the second half against Ireland.

'He does remind you of a young Christian Cullen in what he can do'
# Hotshot
# Hotshot

'He does remind you of a young Christian Cullen in what he can do'

Nov 3rd 2018, 11:59 PM 20,682 Views 25 Comments

Jordan Larmour was the star of the show in Ireland’s eight-try win over Italy in Chicago.

'I sat down with Joe in a coffee shop in Dublin and we went through the game together'
# Forza Italia
# Forza Italia

'I sat down with Joe in a coffee shop in Dublin and we went through the game together'

Nov 2nd 2018, 6:00 PM 15,428 Views 9 Comments

Italian head coach Conor O’Shea was keen to find out what Schmidt thought of his Italian side in the Six Nations.

'This isn't about me, this is about the team... it can't be an Ian story'
# Irish Italian
# Irish Italian

'This isn't about me, this is about the team... it can't be an Ian story'

Nov 1st 2018, 6:00 AM 6,989 Views 2 Comments

Italy out-half Ian McKinley goes up against some very familiar faces on Saturday in Chicago.

Letter from Chicago: Schmidt's Ireland arrive as Warriors show world-class quality
# Fond Memories
# Fond Memories

Letter from Chicago: Schmidt's Ireland arrive as Warriors show world-class quality

Oct 30th 2018, 6:30 AM 38,137 Views 28 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s side are back where they famously beat the All Blacks in 2016.

McKinley on the bench as O'Shea names Italy team for Ireland clash
# Forward Planning
# Forward Planning

McKinley on the bench as O'Shea names Italy team for Ireland clash

Oct 24th 2018, 4:14 PM 9,143 Views 2 Comments

The sides meet in Chicago on 3 November.

'Both sides went at it furiously': Italy withstand Brave Blossoms fightback to end season with victory
# Kobe Beef
# Kobe Beef

'Both sides went at it furiously': Italy withstand Brave Blossoms fightback to end season with victory

Jun 16th 2018, 9:41 AM 15,856 Views 0 Comments

Conor O’Shea’s men dominated the early stages and took a 19-3 lead before Japan were stirred into a reaction.

'Outstanding' Wales are not disrespecting Italy, insists O'Shea
# Only Way Is Up
# Only Way Is Up

'Outstanding' Wales are not disrespecting Italy, insists O'Shea

Mar 9th 2018, 5:56 PM 9,105 Views 3 Comments

Wales may have made 10 changes for the visit of Italy, but that is not a sign of disrespect according to Conor O’Shea.

O'Shea: 'That’s sport. That’s why I’ll never do any job in Ireland'
# Forza
# Forza

O'Shea: 'That’s sport. That’s why I’ll never do any job in Ireland'

Feb 9th 2018, 9:47 AM 16,719 Views 11 Comments

The Italy head coach remains realistic about what his side can achieve against the top teams.

McKinley misses out as O'Shea makes three changes to Italy XV to face Ireland

McKinley misses out as O'Shea makes three changes to Italy XV to face Ireland

Feb 8th 2018, 2:23 PM 7,605 Views 8 Comments

The former Leinster out-half won’t feature against his native country.

Eddie Jones upbeat despite supposed 'doom and gloom' and rising English injury toll
# Fast Eddie
# Fast Eddie

Eddie Jones upbeat despite supposed 'doom and gloom' and rising English injury toll

Jan 24th 2018, 1:45 PM 4,562 Views 5 Comments

“Chris Robshaw’s unbelievable in the pool. He did a water aerobics class with a bunch of Portuguese women yesterday.”

Hard road ahead for Italy, but O'Shea willing to work for day in the sun
# 6 Nations
# 6 Nations

Hard road ahead for Italy, but O'Shea willing to work for day in the sun

Jan 23rd 2018, 8:30 AM 10,662 Views 5 Comments

We caught up with the Azzurri boss as a daunting Six Nations schedule looms, but Pro14 performances have shown that there is something brewing in Italy.

South Africa gain revenge on Italy after last year's historic defeat
# Report
# Report

South Africa gain revenge on Italy after last year's historic defeat

Nov 25th 2017, 4:43 PM 6,862 Views 0 Comments

Man of the match Handre Pollard converted four tries and replacement Elton Jantjies added the fifth conversion.

Inspiring comeback sees Ian McKinley kick crucial penalty on Italy debut
# Comeback
# Comeback

Inspiring comeback sees Ian McKinley kick crucial penalty on Italy debut

Nov 11th 2017, 5:24 PM 15,276 Views 6 Comments

McKinley scored an important second half penalty as Italy earned their first Test win of 2017.

Michael Bradley appointed Head Coach of Zebre after recommendation by Conor O'Shea
# Salvatore
# Salvatore

Michael Bradley appointed Head Coach of Zebre after recommendation by Conor O'Shea

Jul 31st 2017, 3:46 PM 9,612 Views 11 Comments

The 54-year-old Cork man has been named head coach by the Italian Rugby Federation.

McKinley misses out as Conor O'Shea names Italy squad for June Tests
# Close Call
# Close Call

McKinley misses out as Conor O'Shea names Italy squad for June Tests

May 9th 2017, 3:16 PM 6,907 Views 11 Comments

The former Leinster man was part of the Italians’ wider training group ahead of the tour.

Champions Castlebar launch Mayo three-in-a-row bid, but O'Sheas and Breaffy lay down marker
# Mayo SFC
# Mayo SFC

Champions Castlebar launch Mayo three-in-a-row bid, but O'Sheas and Breaffy lay down marker

May 7th 2017, 11:53 AM 5,175 Views 0 Comments

Wins for Ballintubber and Hollymount-Carramore as the Mayo football championship got underway on Saturday evening.

Ulster lock Treadwell's path points to Ireland caps under Schmidt
# Exile
# Exile

Ulster lock Treadwell's path points to Ireland caps under Schmidt

May 4th 2017, 6:00 AM 9,848 Views 13 Comments

The 21-year-old has made a positive impression since his move from Harlequins last summer.

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