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#Conor O'Shea

# conor-oshea - Friday 29 November, 2019

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

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

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

# conor-oshea - Saturday 16 November, 2019

Conor O'Shea steps down as head coach of Italy

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

# conor-oshea - Sunday 22 September, 2019

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

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

# conor-oshea - Monday 19 August, 2019

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

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

# conor-oshea - Saturday 10 August, 2019

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

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

# conor-oshea - Friday 9 August, 2019

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

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

# conor-oshea - Thursday 8 August, 2019

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

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

# conor-oshea - Wednesday 7 August, 2019

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

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

# conor-oshea - Tuesday 6 August, 2019

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

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

# conor-oshea - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

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

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

# conor-oshea - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

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

Irishman O’Shea has been in charge since 2016.

# conor-oshea - Friday 12 April, 2019

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

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

# conor-oshea - Monday 4 March, 2019

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

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

# conor-oshea - Monday 25 February, 2019

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

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

# conor-oshea - Sunday 24 February, 2019

As it happened: Italy vs Ireland, Six Nations

We went minute-by-minute as Ireland faced Conor O’Shea’s Italy at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico.

# conor-oshea - Sunday 10 February, 2019

Gatland warns no-holds barred as Wales target record

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

# conor-oshea - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

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

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

# 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

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'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.

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