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# paulie - 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.

# paulie - 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.

# paulie - Thursday 20 February, 2020

'Paul is here to observe, share his experience and try to connect with the boys'

Ireland have welcomed Paul O’Connell and former team manager Mick Kearney back into their set-up.

# paulie - Saturday 19 October, 2019

'I'm gutted for him' - Paulie and BOD lament Schmidt's cruel swansong

‘Look at what he’s done for Ireland over the past six or seven years,’ says Brian O’Driscoll.

# paulie - Friday 22 March, 2019

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

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.

# paulie - 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.

# paulie - 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.

# paulie - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

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.

# paulie - 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.

# paulie - 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.

# paulie - 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.

# paulie - 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.

# paulie - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

Paul O'Connell arrives in Minnesota to deliver motivational speech to Darren Clarke's Europe

European captain Clarke is hoping to tap into O’Connell’s extraordinary leadership qualities.

# paulie - Saturday 10 September, 2016

'Expectations are probably realistic in Munster for the first time in a long time'

Paul O’Connell feels a top-four finish would be a fine season for the province.

'It's massively important Joe stays' - POC hoping Schmidt signs TBC

'It's massively important Joe stays' - POC hoping Schmidt signs

The former Ireland captain believes Schmidt can stay ahead of the game.

# paulie - Monday 11 July, 2016

O'Connell returns to Munster in academy advisory role

The former Irish captain joins the province in a part-time role.

# paulie - Friday 3 June, 2016

Paul O'Connell turns down forwards coaching role with Grenoble

The 36-year-old has yet to make a decision on his future in rugby.

# paulie - Wednesday 1 June, 2016

Paul O'Connell has been talking to the IRFU about his coaching future

The 36-year-old former lock has been in discussions with the union.

# paulie - Tuesday 29 March, 2016

Paul O'Connell was keeping a watchful eye on Grenoble training this afternoon

He wasted little time in getting down to business on the training paddock.

# paulie - Tuesday 9 February, 2016

We'll Leave It There So: Paulie retires, Seanie returns and all today's sport

Davy Fitzgerald, Rafael Dos Anjos and Jamie Carragher were all in the news as well.

True legend, role model, irreplaceable - the rugby world salutes Paul O'Connell

The Munster and Irish rugby great has hung up his boots.

Paul O'Connell will have an autobiography out for Christmas

Alan English is working with former Ireland star.

Was a dream farewell too much to ask for 'Gladiator' Paul O'Connell?

What he did in his career, will echo in Irish Rugby eternity.

# paulie - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

Born in England, uncapped by Ireland but still asked to be captain - The Rob Saunders story

Saunders reign as Ireland captain was short-lived but eventful

# paulie - Thursday 17 December, 2015

Why Paul O'Connell deserves to be named RTÉ Sports Person of the Year

Until the veteran lock tore the hamstring off the bone for his country, Ireland was having an incredibly good 2015.

# paulie - Wednesday 16 December, 2015

Munster and Ireland legend Paul O'Connell has been unveiled as a Toulon player

The 36-year-old is currently at his first RCT press conference.

# paulie - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

Paul O’Connell dreaming of a Christmas that's anything but light

The lock will be free of the pressure of imminent games, but hopes to be fully immersed in his rehab programme.

# paulie - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

'There's a lot of similarities between Munster and Toulon' - Paulie looking forward to French journey

The former Ireland skipper is anxious but excited about his family’s big move.

# paulie - Sunday 18 October, 2015

Ireland fans are planning a fifth-minute ovation for Paul O'Connell today

What do you think of the idea? We may have helped it along.

# paulie - Wednesday 14 October, 2015

Ireland's squad must move on but working with O'Connell was 'a privilege'

The likes of Devin Toner and Donnacha Ryan will be asked to compensate for the loss.

# paulie - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

Ireland look for Toner and Henderson to thrive after losing legend O'Connell

There is no doubt Ireland are now a weaker team, but they have strong options in the second row.

# paulie - Monday 12 October, 2015

Peter Stringer: Ireland will want to win this World Cup for Paulie

Our World Cup columnist looks back on one of Ireland’s greatest World Cup performances ever.

# paulie - Sunday 11 October, 2015

France captain Dusautoir salutes 'warrior' O'Connell after serious injury

The Ireland skipper suffered an horrific hamstring injury against the French.

# paulie - Sunday 4 October, 2015

O'Connell: 'When you make mistakes and give away penalties, it flattens the performance'

“It was a probably a timely reminder of where we needed to be,” says the Ireland skipper.

# paulie - Saturday 19 September, 2015

POC: 'There’s a plan to watch the All-Ireland final tomorrow alright!'

The Ireland captain says some of the squad will watch France in action this evening.

# paulie - Sunday 6 September, 2015

Analysis: Rory Best was the real star of Paul O'Connell's try in London

The hooker’s superb rucking opened a hole for the Ireland captain.

# paulie - Friday 4 September, 2015

Paul O'Connell: 'I’d love to win a World Cup but it’s a long, long way away now'

The Ireland skipper will lead his side against the English tomorrow.

# paulie - Thursday 20 August, 2015

Toner taking care of Ireland's basics as Ryan and Henderson push at lock

The Leinster second row has been working hard to improve his rucking in recent years.

# paulie - Saturday 30 May, 2015

O'Connell powerless to prevent Munster career ending in defeat

The 35-year-old lock signed off with a Pro12 loss in his last game for Munster.

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