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#Conor O'Shea

# conor-oshea - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

McKinley and uncapped Sisi among Italy's Six Nations squad

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

# conor-oshea - Friday 7 December, 2018

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

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

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

# conor-oshea - Tuesday 27 November, 2018

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

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

# conor-oshea - Sunday 4 November, 2018

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

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

# conor-oshea - Saturday 3 November, 2018

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

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

# conor-oshea - Friday 2 November, 2018

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

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

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

# conor-oshea - Thursday 1 November, 2018

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

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

# conor-oshea - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

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

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

# conor-oshea - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

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

The sides meet in Chicago on 3 November.

# conor-oshea - Saturday 16 June, 2018

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

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

# conor-oshea - Friday 9 March, 2018

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

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

# conor-oshea - Friday 9 February, 2018

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

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

# conor-oshea - Thursday 8 February, 2018

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

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

# conor-oshea - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

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

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

# conor-oshea - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

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

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.

# conor-oshea - Saturday 25 November, 2017

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

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

# conor-oshea - Saturday 11 November, 2017

Inspiring comeback sees Ian McKinley kick crucial penalty on Italy debut

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

# conor-oshea - Monday 31 July, 2017

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

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

# conor-oshea - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

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

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

# conor-oshea - Sunday 7 May, 2017

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

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

# conor-oshea - Thursday 4 May, 2017

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

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

# conor-oshea - Monday 27 February, 2017

France tried the 'tackle-only' tactic against Ireland but Nigel Owens was on the ball

Italy brought the clever defensive tactic to another level against England.

O'Shea delighted by England's eventual show of respect as Italy refuse to be taken to the cleaners

“We will dig our way out of this hole by thinking differently..”

# conor-oshea - Sunday 26 February, 2017

'We haven't played a game of rugby yet. We might go out and train after this' -- Eddie Jones has jokes

From Trevor Chappell to giving his money back to the RFU, Eddie Jones was very, very keen to make light of Italy’s performance in Twickenham.

England take bonus point victory after getting their heads around Italian approach

Eddie Jones’ men are top of the table, but Ireland will hope that points difference comes into play after England missed today’s opportunity to pile scores on the Azzurri.

'I'm the referee, not your coach': Italy's ruck tactic had England perplexed and behind at half-time

England’s on-field decision-makers were left utterly baffled.

# conor-oshea - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

Eddie Jones springs surprise by dropping Jonathan Joseph from England squad

Meanwhile, Conor O’Shea has made four changes to his Italy team for Sunday’s clash at Twickenham.

# conor-oshea - Monday 13 February, 2017

The42 Rugby Show: Ireland hooker Sean Cronin's insight into Schmidt's demands Roman Holiday This post contains videos

The42 Rugby Show: Ireland hooker Sean Cronin's insight into Schmidt's demands

The injured Leinster man joined Murray Kinsella to talk about the facile win in Rome.

# conor-oshea - Sunday 12 February, 2017

'I hate days like this': Conor O'Shea hurt by Ireland defeat

You’ve got to feel for the Italian head coach.

# conor-oshea - Thursday 9 February, 2017

Sergio Parisse fit as O'Shea changes 4 for Ireland

Angelo Esposito replaces Giulio Bisegni on the wing in the only switch among the backs.

# conor-oshea - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

JVDF takes disappointment on the chin as he pushes extra hard for starting place in Rome

There is huge competition in the back row, and the Leinster man is hoping to have a big impact on Saturday.

# conor-oshea - Sunday 5 February, 2017

Officiating unfair to Italy, claims Conor O'Shea

The hosts were beaten by Wales in Rome.

Wales late show stuns valiant Italy in Rome

Conor O’Shea’s side had Wales on the run for an hour.

# conor-oshea - Saturday 4 February, 2017

'If I didn't get to cover rugby on television again, it would be devastating for me'

As TV3 prepare to takeover the rights of the Six Nations at the end of this year’s tournament, Brent Pope speaks to The42 about his time on the RTÉ rugby panel.

# conor-oshea - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

Conor O'Shea retains 10 of side that beat Springboks for Italy's Six Nations opener

The Italian’s host Wales this weekend.

# conor-oshea - Thursday 26 January, 2017

'Could I lie and say I haven’t thought about it?' - Conor O'Shea on facing Ireland

The Italy head coach will take on his home nation in round two of the Six Nations.

# conor-oshea - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

Conor O'Shea urges Italy to end debate over Six Nations relegation and promotion

The Italians welcome Wales to Rome on the opening weekend of the championship.

# conor-oshea - Saturday 19 November, 2016

Forza O'Shea! Italy dig deep to stun Springboks

Tries from Habana and DeAllende inside the first 16 minutes were not enough of a cushion for a shabby South Africa outfit.

# conor-oshea - Saturday 12 November, 2016

All Blacks get over Ireland disappointment with emphatic defeat of Italy

New Zealand handed new Italy coach Conor O’Shea the worst possible debut.

# conor-oshea - Monday 7 November, 2016

All Blacks ready to transfer Ireland pain to Italy

Italy’s Irish coach, Conor O’Shea, will have enjoyed his country’s 40-29 win in Chicago.

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