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#Paul O'Connell

# paul-oconnell - Friday 8 July, 2022

Tomorrow is a huge day for Paul O'Connell and his Irish forwards

Tomorrow is a huge day for Paul O'Connell and his Irish forwards

Jul 8th 2022, 4:46 PM 8,112 Views 5 Comments

Scrum coach John Fogarty and his pack also need to show they have found solutions.

# paul-oconnell - Wednesday 9 March, 2022

'Targeting' and ending contests early - POC pushes Ireland's LQB at the ruck
# Speed Of Ball
# Speed Of Ball

'Targeting' and ending contests early - POC pushes Ireland's LQB at the ruck

Updated Mar 9th 2022, 8:31 AM 25,658 Views 10 Comments

The breakdown battle will be as crucial as ever at Twickenham this weekend.

# paul-oconnell - Friday 4 March, 2022

'One of the big things I’ve noticed about Irish players, they’re so conscientious about getting better'
# Paulie
# Paulie

'One of the big things I’ve noticed about Irish players, they’re so conscientious about getting better'

Mar 4th 2022, 6:30 AM 9,765 Views 3 Comments

Ireland forwards coach Paul O’Connell is currently helping the squad prepare for a 12 March date with England at Twickenham.

# paul-oconnell - Thursday 3 March, 2022

Paul O'Connell: 'We are very happy with what we have behind Andrew Porter'
# Cian Is Able
# Cian Is Able

Paul O'Connell: 'We are very happy with what we have behind Andrew Porter'

Mar 3rd 2022, 2:19 PM 9,502 Views 1 Comment

Andrew Porter has been ruled out of the remainder of this year’s Championship but Paul O’Connell is not fretting over his absence.

# paul-oconnell - Saturday 5 February, 2022

'I’m getting a shot, we’ll see how it goes' - Remembering Paul O'Connell's Ireland debut
# The First Cap
# The First Cap

'I’m getting a shot, we’ll see how it goes' - Remembering Paul O'Connell's Ireland debut

Feb 5th 2022, 10:00 AM 27,339 Views 5 Comments

Twenty years ago, a young Paul O’Connell won his first Test cap in a Six Nations clash with Wales at Lansdowne Road.

# paul-oconnell - Wednesday 1 December, 2021

'To be fair, when he's in that position it's 90% him and 10% the lifter'
# Growing Force
# Growing Force

'To be fair, when he's in that position it's 90% him and 10% the lifter'

Dec 1st 2021, 4:50 PM 20,472 Views 5 Comments

Rónan Kelleher was impressive at hooker during Ireland’s superb November Test series.

# paul-oconnell - Wednesday 24 November, 2021

Paul O'Connell's influence continues to grow as Ireland's pack dominates
# Analysis
# Analysis

Paul O'Connell's influence continues to grow as Ireland's pack dominates

Updated Nov 24th 2021, 9:00 AM 33,190 Views 11 Comments

The former Munster and Ireland lock has made a big impact since joining in January.

# paul-oconnell - Thursday 18 November, 2021

'He's had a real impact' - O'Connell's influence paying off for Ryan
# Learning From The Best
# Learning From The Best

'He's had a real impact' - O'Connell's influence paying off for Ryan

Nov 18th 2021, 7:00 AM 11,228 Views 13 Comments

The Ireland lock is in good form after a difficult season last year.

# paul-oconnell - Tuesday 9 November, 2021

'I loved my time here and really enjoyed working with Paul in particular'
# Old Friends
# Old Friends

'I loved my time here and really enjoyed working with Paul in particular'

Nov 9th 2021, 10:19 PM 18,945 Views 2 Comments

New Zealand forwards coach John Plumtree was with Ireland for the 2013/14 season.

O'Connell excited by 'dynamic' Ireland pack as coaching journey continues
# Nous
# Nous

O'Connell excited by 'dynamic' Ireland pack as coaching journey continues

Nov 9th 2021, 6:30 AM 7,609 Views 7 Comments

This time a year ago, O’Connell wasn’t keen on being in involved in the professional game.

# paul-oconnell - Friday 5 November, 2021

Ireland's XV includes 12 players who came through the Leinster academy
# Production Line
# Production Line

Ireland's XV includes 12 players who came through the Leinster academy

Nov 5th 2021, 12:53 PM 12,225 Views 20 Comments

The three other starters are natives of New Zealand.

# paul-oconnell - Wednesday 21 April, 2021

'The whole Pro14 Rainbow Cup has turned into a mishmash competition'
# Celtic League
# Celtic League

'The whole Pro14 Rainbow Cup has turned into a mishmash competition'

Apr 21st 2021, 10:00 PM 10,601 Views 14 Comments

Former Wales captain Sam Warburton thinks the Pro14 is making too many changes.

# paul-oconnell - Thursday 15 April, 2021

Paul O'Connell says Owen Farrell is 'real standout' to lead Lions in South Africa
# Takes One To Know One
# Takes One To Know One

Paul O'Connell says Owen Farrell is 'real standout' to lead Lions in South Africa

Apr 15th 2021, 3:57 PM 8,349 Views 7 Comments

The Ireland forwards coach was at the helm for the Lions’ last series against the Springboks in 2009.

# paul-oconnell - Wednesday 14 April, 2021

O'Connell the perfect fit for Lions if Gatland is going to add 'extra resource'
# Nous
# Nous

O'Connell the perfect fit for Lions if Gatland is going to add 'extra resource'

Apr 14th 2021, 6:00 AM 8,522 Views 6 Comments

The Lions head coach said they ‘may bring someone else in a little bit later on.’

# paul-oconnell - Friday 2 April, 2021

Ulster determined to 'take step forward' insists Rob Herring
# Euro Vision
# Euro Vision

Ulster determined to 'take step forward' insists Rob Herring

Apr 2nd 2021, 8:43 AM 2,885 Views 9 Comments

Ulster face Quins at The Stoop on Sunday.

# paul-oconnell - Thursday 18 March, 2021

England wary of O'Connell influence ahead of lineout battle with Ireland
# Rugby Brain
# Rugby Brain

England wary of O'Connell influence ahead of lineout battle with Ireland

Mar 18th 2021, 8:40 AM 8,189 Views 23 Comments

Ireland have made 14 lineout steals so far in this championship.

# paul-oconnell - Sunday 14 March, 2021

Paul O'Connell's stock continues to rise as Scotland's lineout crumbles
# Set-piece
# Set-piece

Paul O'Connell's stock continues to rise as Scotland's lineout crumbles

Mar 14th 2021, 8:06 PM 14,334 Views 8 Comments

James Ryan led the onslaught in what was perhaps the most crucial area of the game.

# paul-oconnell - Thursday 11 March, 2021

'He's really lifted everyone up' - O'Connell keeping Ireland's standards in check
# Paulie
# Paulie

'He's really lifted everyone up' - O'Connell keeping Ireland's standards in check

Updated Mar 11th 2021, 5:00 PM 15,245 Views 3 Comments

Iain Henderson says the Ireland squad have benefitted from having a fresh pair of eyes in the coaching team.

# paul-oconnell - Thursday 4 February, 2021

'He was obsessed with the breakdown, particularly when he got involved with Schmidt'
# The42 Rugby Weekly
# The42 Rugby Weekly

'He was obsessed with the breakdown, particularly when he got involved with Schmidt'

Feb 4th 2021, 5:02 PM 26,328 Views 2 Comments

Speaking on The42 Rugby Weekly, Mike Sherry and Bernard Jackman detailed what Paul O’Connell will bring to Ireland.

# paul-oconnell - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

O'Connell the coach looks to move past 'aura' of his playing career
# Hard At Work
# Hard At Work

O'Connell the coach looks to move past 'aura' of his playing career

Feb 3rd 2021, 6:00 AM 12,572 Views 17 Comments

Ireland forwards coach Paul O’Connell hopes Andy Farrell’s squad will see beyond any preconceived notions of him.

# paul-oconnell - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

'I felt I could immediately offer value to the coaching staff and the players'
# Impact
# Impact

'I felt I could immediately offer value to the coaching staff and the players'

Feb 2nd 2021, 3:07 PM 5,994 Views 7 Comments

New Ireland forwards coach Paul O’Connell says he was surprised to be offered the job by Andy Farrell.

# paul-oconnell - Friday 29 January, 2021

'Paul O'Connell has an aura, a presence - he's a world class operator'
# Icon
# Icon

'Paul O'Connell has an aura, a presence - he's a world class operator'

Jan 29th 2021, 8:12 PM 21,160 Views 9 Comments

Munster and Ireland prop Dave Kilcoyne has outlined the impact the former Lions captain has had in Ireland camp.

# paul-oconnell - Thursday 7 January, 2021

How Paul O'Connell might go about resolving Ireland's lineout issues
# Game Of Throw-ins
# Game Of Throw-ins

How Paul O'Connell might go about resolving Ireland's lineout issues

Updated Jan 7th 2021, 8:01 PM 19,222 Views 16 Comments

‘I know the Stade Francais players who worked with him — the forwards — thought he was world-class,’ said Bernard Jackman of O’Connell on The42 Rugby Weekly.

Paul O'Connell joins Ireland set-up as forwards coach
# Addition
# Addition

Paul O'Connell joins Ireland set-up as forwards coach

Jan 7th 2021, 10:55 AM 32,462 Views 47 Comments

‘I am really looking forward to working with Andy (Farrell) and the rest of the coaching group’, said the Irish legend.

# paul-oconnell - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

'A lot of similarities to Paulie': Earls hails diligent new skipper
# High Praise
# High Praise

'A lot of similarities to Paulie': Earls hails diligent new skipper

Nov 17th 2020, 2:51 PM 7,815 Views 0 Comments

James Ryan’s presence is being felt through the Ireland squad.

# paul-oconnell - Thursday 29 October, 2020

Pro coaching 'too full-on' for O'Connell as he enjoys watching Ireland change
# Out Of The Bubble
# Out Of The Bubble

Pro coaching 'too full-on' for O'Connell as he enjoys watching Ireland change

Oct 29th 2020, 12:00 PM 39,999 Views 5 Comments

The 41-year-old isn’t looking to get back into the game in a permanent coacing role.

'It's great to see Munster being brave and selecting some of the younger guys'
# Homegrown
# Homegrown

'It's great to see Munster being brave and selecting some of the younger guys'

Oct 29th 2020, 7:30 AM 10,325 Views 5 Comments

Paul O’Connell has been impressed by the likes of Ben Healy and John Hodnett.

'He can do it all' - O'Connell backs Dan Leavy as a Lions bolter
# Tourist
# Tourist

'He can do it all' - O'Connell backs Dan Leavy as a Lions bolter

Oct 29th 2020, 12:10 AM 9,467 Views 4 Comments

The 26-year-old made his return from injury for Leinster last weekend.

# paul-oconnell - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

'It was tough leaving Leinster but it was definitely the right decision'
# New Deal
# New Deal

'It was tough leaving Leinster but it was definitely the right decision'

May 20th 2020, 4:06 PM 9,477 Views 11 Comments

Jordi Murphy has signed a new two-contract to keep him at Ulster until 2022 at least.

# paul-oconnell - Wednesday 29 April, 2020

Zoom calls with POC, Schmidt and Fogarty - How Irish refs are staying sharp
# WFH
# WFH

Zoom calls with POC, Schmidt and Fogarty - How Irish refs are staying sharp

Updated Apr 29th 2020, 9:30 PM 15,172 Views 1 Comment

IRFU high performance referee coach John Lacey outlines what the country’s top refs have been learning.

# paul-oconnell - Saturday 25 April, 2020

Quiz: How's your knowledge of Paul O'Connell-related trivia?
# Quizzical Specimen
# Quizzical Specimen

Quiz: How's your knowledge of Paul O'Connell-related trivia?

Updated Apr 25th 2020, 6:44 PM 49,589 Views 23 Comments

Knowledge of Limerick, Munster and other teams with a prominent ‘M’ is essential.

# paul-oconnell - Sunday 19 April, 2020

20 for 2020: Ireland's most influential sports stars of the century
# Legends
# Legends

20 for 2020: Ireland's most influential sports stars of the century

Apr 19th 2020, 7:45 PM 52,439 Views 106 Comments

The last two decades have been memorable in Irish sport in so many different ways. We have picked our stars of the century. Now tell us what you think.

# paul-oconnell - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

Tangles at Twickenham, bringing 'the edge', and a conversation with O'Connell
# Niggle
# Niggle

Tangles at Twickenham, bringing 'the edge', and a conversation with O'Connell

Feb 25th 2020, 8:23 PM 13,741 Views 14 Comments

23-year-old James Ryan was particularly aggressive as Ireland lost to England on Sunday.

# paul-oconnell - Friday 21 February, 2020

'If you messed up in lineouts there was a death stare. That's the worst'
# Standards
# Standards

'If you messed up in lineouts there was a death stare. That's the worst'

Feb 21st 2020, 6:00 AM 10,660 Views 4 Comments

Paul O’Connell has returned to Ireland camp this week.

# paul-oconnell - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

Bono and Paul O'Connell answer Ireland's call
# One Love
# One Love

Bono and Paul O'Connell answer Ireland's call

Feb 19th 2020, 3:13 PM 58,640 Views 44 Comments

U2 frontman and former Ireland captain, O’Connell, appear in Ireland’s camp ahead of Sunday’s showdown against England.

# paul-oconnell - Friday 7 February, 2020

Johnny, Paulie, missing teeth and spit – how to be the perfect captain
# Johnny Be Good
# Johnny Be Good

Johnny, Paulie, missing teeth and spit – how to be the perfect captain

Feb 7th 2020, 1:20 AM 8,579 Views 5 Comments

Johnny Sexton outlines how a conversation with Paul O’Connell turned him from the boy with a thorn in his side into this charming man.

# paul-oconnell - Thursday 29 August, 2019

'Celebrations turned to shrieks' - Remembering the drama as Ireland sealed back-to-back Six Nations titles
# Onward
# Onward

'Celebrations turned to shrieks' - Remembering the drama as Ireland sealed back-to-back Six Nations titles

Aug 29th 2019, 9:56 AM 5,630 Views 2 Comments

2015 witnessed Joe Schmidt’s men secure a second championship thanks to their record win in Murrayfield on the final day.

# paul-oconnell - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

O'Connell retains coaching ambitions but puts Munster on the long finger
# Future Plans
# Future Plans

O'Connell retains coaching ambitions but puts Munster on the long finger

Jul 3rd 2019, 5:26 PM 12,123 Views 11 Comments

The former Ireland second row was playing at the Irish Open pro-am in Lahinch today.

# paul-oconnell - Friday 19 April, 2019

'I won't be back in the short-term future': Paul O'Connell rules out immediate Munster return
# Au Revoir
# Au Revoir

'I won't be back in the short-term future': Paul O'Connell rules out immediate Munster return

Apr 19th 2019, 4:08 PM 8,255 Views 7 Comments

The Stade Francais coach said he must gather more experience before a potential return.

# paul-oconnell - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

O'Connell confirms Stade Francais departure after one season
# Au Revoir
# Au Revoir

O'Connell confirms Stade Francais departure after one season

Mar 26th 2019, 2:12 PM 33,456 Views 22 Comments

The former Ireland second row says he does not plan to join another club next season amid links to Toulon.

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