# Eddie O'Sullivan

Last year
Ex-Ireland boss Eddie O'Sullivan to become head coach of AIL's Buccaneers
The 63-year-old will replace Kolo Kiripati at the Athlone club.
# the first cap
'I’m getting a shot, we’ll see how it goes' - Remembering Paul O'Connell's Ireland debut
Twenty years ago, a young Paul O’Connell won his first Test cap in a Six Nations clash with Wales at Lansdowne Road.
All time
# Hardy Buccs
The team that came from nowhere to create a Midlands fairy tale
In the 1990s an unlikely union between two towns lifted Buccaneers from the third tier of Irish rugby to the top. Their story was a classic tale of success against the odds.
# Last Chance Saloon
What can we expect from Scotland? Great Scots or the great pretenders?
Scotland have beaten Ireland only four times in the Six Nations era – so why will it be different tomorrow?
# Roman empire
The Hawaiian prop, the Sunday Game producer and Irish rugby’s tug of war
Eddie O’Sullivan and Wesley Liddy haven’t just discovered a potential star but also a talent factory better known for its production line of NFL players.
# Rule 42
‘It was wonderful being in that room because history was made’
Former GAA President Sean Kelly lifts the lid on the politics involved in opening up Croke Park to soccer and rugby.
# Moneyball
'If players refuse to take a pay cut then they will lose credibility'
Eddie O’Sullivan says ‘rugby’s financial model has been a catastrophe’ but he believes the IRFU will survive this crisis.
# fixture chaos
‘Six Nations has been undermined even further by postponements’
Eddie O’Sullivan believes re-fixing Italy games was only call to make – but says structure of tournament remains deeply flawed.
# Challenges
‘We would be foolish to say there is not some sort of drug problem in rugby’
In a fascinating interview with his former coach, Shane Horgan opens up about the challenges facing rugby right now.
# unsinkable
'At 38, did I think I'd be back at Croke Park? No' - the Monaghan All-Star eyeing All-Ireland club glory
Tommy Freeman and Magheracloone are preparing for the last step of their dream journey against Galway side Oughterard.
# sliding doors
The year that changed Irish rugby forever
In the 1990s, Irish rugby was a byword for failure, but within six months of the new century a new era had dawned. Twenty years on, The42 reflects on the most important season in Irish rugby history
# On the box
TV Wrap - Eddie O'Sullivan sticks the boot in as others stress the 'work-ons' after fitful Irish win
Jamie Heaslip and Brent Pope were reaching for the positives after a stuttering World Cup win.
# On the box
TV Wrap - Jamie Heaslip steps up to the plate as RTÉ's World Cup coverage gets off to a flyer
There has been some highly-watchable tension between the ex-Irish star and Eddie O’Sullivan.
# RWC2019
Ireland's fullback cover among the issues concerning O'Sullivan
The former Ireland head coach also says leaving Devin Toner at home puts huge pressure on James Ryan.
# heineken rugby weekly
'We're used to Leinster choking teams out... they were on the back foot'
Former Ireland head coach Eddie O’Sullivan joined Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey on Heineken Rugby Weekly.
# Competition for places
'If I was Larmour I'd be a little bit worried not getting a run at fullback this weekend'
Former Ireland head coach Eddie O’Sullivan discussed Will Addison’s inclusion in the team to face the USA on this week’s Heineken Rugby Weekly.
# U-S-A
How Ireland beat the All Blacks, Schmidt's future and American opportunities
Are Ireland now the best team in the world? Let’s discuss…
# Analysis
The Rugby Show: Champions Cup final 2018 preview
Eddie O’Sullivan joins Murray and Gavan to preview Leinster v Racing 92 this weekend.
# concrete jungle
Major League Rugby announces New York team for 2019 with O'Sullivan and Horgan as advisors
Eddie O’Sullivan and Shane Horgan are involved with Rugby United New York.
# Talent Transfer
'What happens to the guy who's 6'5", 18 stone and runs a 4.8 second 40-yard dash?'
Eddie O’Sullivan and Wesley Liddy believe there is major untapped rugby potential in the States.
# the rugby show
The Rugby Show: Eddie O'Sullivan looks back on Ireland v Argentina
The former Ireland head coach joins Gavan Casey to look at the final November international.
# Nonsense
'I couldn't get my head around it: 'Why are we having this debate now? What did Aki do differently?''
Eddie O’Sullivan believes the fawning reaction to Aki’s debut was an overcompensation, but was impressed nonetheless.
# Eddie O'Sullivan
'It would be very hard for the IRFU to justify not having a full-time coach if they're serious about it'
Eddie O’Sullivan joined Gavan Casey and Ryan Bailey on Close Calls to discuss the controversy surrounding the vacant women’s head coach job.
# mane man
The Rugby Show: Eddie O'Sullivan reflects on the Lions tour and looks forward to Ireland's next challenge
The countdown to South Africa starts here, doesn’t it?
# southbound and down
Eddie O'Sullivan: Munster facing massive challenge to push on despite Rassie exit
The South African is on the way out of Thomond Park.
# mane man
The Rugby Show: 'If the All Blacks lose it changes the perception of their brand'
Eddie O’Sullivan joined us to look ahead to the tour decider.
# the rugby show
Eddie O'Sullivan: 'If you want to beat the All Blacks you have to deconstruct them systematically'
O’Sullivan was speaking on The42′s Rugby Show earlier today.
# warrenball
Under-pressure Gatland has made a rod for his own back, says Eddie O'Sullivan
The former Ireland boss says the Lions are under pressure to perform against the Blues thanks to Warren Gatland.
# Back in business
Eddie O’Sullivan returns to coaching as new Belvo head coach
The 58-year-old will take up his first senior coaching role since departing Biarritz Olympique last October.
# Analysis
The42 Rugby Show: Eddie O'Sullivan on whether Ireland are too predictable
The former Ireland head coach believes Joe Schmidt’s side have become too dependent on Johnny Sexton.
# Reaction
What the RTE panel had to say in the wake of defeat in Cardiff last night
In case you watched the game in the pub.
# six nations
The42 Rugby Show: Jones' deflection, POM over SOB, and Murray's class
Eddie O’Sullivan joined Murray Kinsella to look back on an action-packed Six Nations weekend.
# six nations
After Ireland's win over France, let's have your questions for Eddie O'Sullivan and Murray Kinsella
We’ll have a Facebook Live review of the weekend action tomorrow at 1pm.
# 10 years on
'We had to win, and it brought horrendous pressure': Eddie O'Sullivan's memories of Croke Park 07
Ten years on from England’s visit to Croke Park, the former Ireland head coach sits down with Murray Kinsella to relive the historic game.
# Exiled
'You want this guy to come through again for Ireland, he's a class act'
Eddie O’Sullivan believes a move to England would work well for Ian Madigan.
# Les Bleus
The42 Rugby Show: Eddie O'Sullivan previews Ireland's game against France
Former Ireland head coach Eddie O’Sullivan joins Murray Kinsella to look at the key talking points ahead of Ireland’s first home game.
# 6 Nations
Give us your questions for Eddie O'Sullivan ahead of Ireland's French test
The former Ireland coach joins Murray Kinsella to preview the weekend action.
# clubbing
Trinity first up for Eddie O'Sullivan and more previews on a big weekend of UBL rugby
The former Ireland coach will hope to have an instant impact on Old Belvedere tonight.
# Kick off
The42 Rugby Show: Eddie O'Sullivan and Murray Kinsella on Ireland's chances, tactical trends and more
The former Ireland head coach joined us for a live preview of the tournament today.
# November Tests
The42 Rugby Show from Chicago: how Ireland can make history today
Murray Kinsella was joined by Eddie O’Sullivan ahead of the clash with the All Blacks.