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#Paul O'Connell

# 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 19,123 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 32,295 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 7,782 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 39,869 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 10,264 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 9,409 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 9,365 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 15,093 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 49,474 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 43,597 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 13,690 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 10,602 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 58,607 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 8,515 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 5,613 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 12,101 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 8,185 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 33,407 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 14,635 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 10,520 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 15,277 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 29,501 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 17,080 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 10,798 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 8,673 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 27,544 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 38,861 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 13,404 Views 4 Comments

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
# Future Stars
# Future Stars

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

Jan 23rd 2018, 7:59 AM 17,301 Views 3 Comments

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
# Manic Presentation
# Manic Presentation

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

Jan 21st 2018, 10:10 AM 47,807 Views 19 Comments

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
# Fear Of God
# Fear Of God

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

Dec 22nd 2017, 10:30 AM 5,951 Views 5 Comments

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
# Ready To Go
# Ready To Go

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

Dec 20th 2017, 10:26 AM 35,421 Views 36 Comments

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
# Honour
# Honour

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

Jun 15th 2017, 10:00 PM 9,377 Views 14 Comments

‘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
# RWC 2023

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

Mar 22nd 2017, 6:07 PM 12,557 Views 27 Comments

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
# Next Generation

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

Dec 29th 2016, 7:27 PM 24,880 Views 6 Comments

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
# Facing History

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

Nov 3rd 2016, 4:33 PM 13,286 Views 23 Comments

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

# paul-oconnell - Thursday 27 October, 2016

Paul O'Connell's legendary guess on A Question of Sport is going so viral
# A Question Of Sport
From The Daily Edge
# A Question Of Sport

Paul O'Connell's legendary guess on A Question of Sport is going so viral

Oct 27th 2016, 9:16 PM 14,412 Views 5 Comments

Unreal.

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

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

Oct 27th 2016, 7:54 PM 9,849 Views 1 Comment

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
# Quiz Master

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

Oct 27th 2016, 6:11 PM 44,912 Views 26 Comments

The man’s talent knows no bounds.

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