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#Paul O'Connell

# paul-oconnell - Yesterday’s News

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

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'

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

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'

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

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?

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

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

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'

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

# paul-oconnell - Friday 22 March, 2019

O'Connell set to end stint as forwards coach with Stade Francais

Reports in France say both O’Connell and Mike Prendergast will move from Heyneke Meyer’s backroom team.

# paul-oconnell - Friday 4 January, 2019

'I was a technical and quite an emotional player as well, and I'd like to be the same as a coach'

Paul O’Connell on finding his way in coaching at Stade Francais.

# paul-oconnell - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

O'Connell takes next coaching step as Stade Français look for return to glory

The former Munster and Ireland lock has signed a two-year contract with the Top 14 club.

# paul-oconnell - Friday 3 August, 2018

Paul O'Connell takes up coaching role with Top 14 side Stade Français

The Munster and Ireland legend will link up with close friend Mike Prendergast in Paris.

# paul-oconnell - Thursday 24 May, 2018

World Rugby adopts 12 global trials into law book with immediate effect

No kicking the ball out of rucks, the feed into the scrum and much more.

# paul-oconnell - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

Tierney no longer involved in U20s set-up as O'Connell remains in assistant coach role

The former Ireland women’s head coach won’t travel with the squad to France next week.

# paul-oconnell - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

'I would have talked to Paul and those kind of guys about what a leader should be'

Tommy O’Brien has learned that he has to trust his team-mates to do their jobs.

# paul-oconnell - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

'For the first time ever, Ireland has really good depth in the squad'

Paul O’Connell says there’s no need to pretend a Grand Slam isn’t on ahead of Saturday’s clash with Scotland.

O'Connell wary of overloading U20s with too much information in search of solutions

The Ireland assistant coach says there is so much detail in the modern game that it can often muddle a young player’s thinking.

# paul-oconnell - Saturday 3 February, 2018

'It’s not even just that he’s a great athlete, but he adores training, he loves the gym'

21-year-old James Ryan has been earmarked for success since an early age.

# paul-oconnell - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

'I got a phone call two days before the World Cup saying I was due to travel'

Ireland U20s hooker Diarmuid Barron is enjoying working with Paul O’Connell.

# paul-oconnell - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

POC 'a huge addition' as ambitious Ireland U20s look to Six Nations

Noel McNamara’s squad includes 11 players previously capped at this level.

# paul-oconnell - Sunday 21 January, 2018

Win the moment: 5 lessons in mental strength and high performance from Paul O'Connell

It’s about more than manic aggression.

# paul-oconnell - Friday 22 December, 2017

'He loves Munster': Van Graan hopeful of future coaching role for Paul O'Connell

Van Graan and Paulie sat down last week to discuss the Ireland legend’s coaching ambitions.

# paul-oconnell - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

Munster and Ireland legend Paul O'Connell set for new coaching role

The former player will work as an assistant with the Ireland U20s.

# paul-oconnell - Thursday 15 June, 2017

O'Mahony follows in mentor O'Connell's footsteps to captain the Lions

‘It’s a way maybe of paying them back for the hard work they put into me.’

# paul-oconnell - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

BOD, Paulie, Brogan and Matthews will convince you that Ireland is ready for the Rugby World Cup RWC 2023 This post contains videos

BOD, Paulie, Brogan and Matthews will convince you that Ireland is ready for the Rugby World Cup

Party in our gaff in 2023 – and the world is invited.

# paul-oconnell - Thursday 29 December, 2016

Paul O'Connell's coaching career off to a winning start at Thomond Park Next Generation This post contains images

Paul O'Connell's coaching career off to a winning start at Thomond Park

The former Ireland captain watched on as a Munster Development XV ran in five tries this afternoon.

# paul-oconnell - Thursday 3 November, 2016

'We have to play close to our perfect game' - O'Connell believes All Blacks are 'beatable' Facing History This post contains videos

'We have to play close to our perfect game' - O'Connell believes All Blacks are 'beatable'

Ireland have yet to get the better of New Zealand in 28 attempts.

# paul-oconnell - Thursday 27 October, 2016

From The Daily Edge Paul O'Connell's legendary guess on A Question of Sport is going so viral A Question Of Sport
We'll Leave it There So: Katie turns pro, Paulie the quizmaster and all today's sport Thursday This post contains videos

We'll Leave it There So: Katie turns pro, Paulie the quizmaster and all today's sport

Meanwhile, Ireland’s 2023 World Cup rivals South Africa are confident racial targets will be met for their bid to proceed.

Paul O'Connell absolutely bossed A Question of Sport last night Quiz Master This post contains videos

Paul O'Connell absolutely bossed A Question of Sport last night

The man’s talent knows no bounds.

# paul-oconnell - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

Here are the 6 nominees for Irish sports book of the year

Books on Paul O’Connell, Jason McAteer and John Kavanagh have made the cut.

# paul-oconnell - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

It's a year to the day since Paul O'Connell's brilliant career ended in agony

“It wasn’t a bad way to go out,” says the legendary lock now that his hamstring injury has healed.

# paul-oconnell - Monday 10 October, 2016

We'll Leave It There So: McGregor hit with huge fine, O'Connell drops by and today's sport

There’s some welcome news for Sean O’Brien, while James McClean isn’t happy with the Irish media.

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