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#Paul O'Connell

# 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 10,571 Views 13 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 8,321 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 8,499 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 2,851 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 8,160 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 14,310 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 15,219 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 26,280 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 12,555 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 5,971 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 21,137 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 19,192 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 32,413 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 7,792 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 39,948 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 10,292 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 9,440 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 9,419 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 15,126 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 49,543 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 48,688 Views 105 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 13,719 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 10,628 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 58,621 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 8,540 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 5,617 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 12,104 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 8,214 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 33,418 Views 22 Comments

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
# Poc
# Poc

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

Mar 22nd 2019, 10:24 AM 14,644 Views 23 Comments

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'
# Le Paulie
# Le Paulie

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

Jan 4th 2019, 10:05 AM 10,523 Views 6 Comments

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
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

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

Aug 7th 2018, 3:20 PM 15,287 Views 11 Comments

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
# Paulie
# Paulie

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

Aug 3rd 2018, 3:18 PM 29,511 Views 34 Comments

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
# Know Your Laws
# Know Your Laws

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

May 24th 2018, 1:24 PM 17,099 Views 11 Comments

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
# U20 World Championship
# U20 World Championship

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

May 23rd 2018, 6:15 AM 10,855 Views 5 Comments

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'
# Captain
# Captain

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

Mar 14th 2018, 12:44 PM 8,674 Views 0 Comments

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'
# The Depth Chart
# The Depth Chart

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

Mar 6th 2018, 8:30 AM 27,545 Views 36 Comments

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
# Paulie
# Paulie

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

Mar 6th 2018, 6:45 AM 5,476 Views 2 Comments

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'
# The Future
# The Future

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

Feb 3rd 2018, 7:00 AM 39,005 Views 15 Comments

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'
# Second Chance
# Second Chance

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

Jan 31st 2018, 7:00 AM 13,423 Views 4 Comments

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

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