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# poc - 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.

# poc - 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.

# poc - Monday 15 April, 2019

'I wouldn't say yes or no' - Van Graan on prospect of POC and ROG returns

The Munster boss said O’Gara is ‘possibly the most sought-after coach in the world.’

# poc - 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.

# poc - 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.

# poc - 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.

# poc - 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.

# poc - Thursday 8 February, 2018

The sky's the limit for Ryan, but O'Kelly stresses importance of durability

‘Devin Toner doesn’t get injured, he injures people.’

# poc - 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.

# poc - 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.

# poc - 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.

# poc - 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.

# poc - Thursday 14 April, 2016

O'Gara and O'Connell want to team up in dream coaching duo

The Racing 92 coach said he is not yet ready for a return to Munster.

# poc - 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.

# poc - Saturday 26 March, 2016

Paul O'Connell cutting his coaching chops with Grenoble for 'a few days' (or weeks)

This is not good news for Connacht.

# poc - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

'The smallest things made the biggest difference, he was good at that' Poc

'The smallest things made the biggest difference, he was good at that'

Paul O’Connell remains highly respected by all in the current Ireland squad.

# poc - Thursday 17 December, 2015

POC: Toulon supporters are similar to Munster fans in that they love the team

The legendary lock sees lots of likenesses between Munster and his new club.

# poc - Wednesday 16 December, 2015

O'Connell hopeful of return early in 2016 as he begins new life in Toulon

The 36-year-old said he is nervous about his new life with the three-time European champions.

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.

# poc - Monday 2 November, 2015

The 2017 Lions tour 'definitely' isn't part of Paul O'Connell's plans

The 36-year-old will be focusing on rehabbing his hamstring injury in the short term.

'It's the worst injury pain I've had' - POC could be out for eight months

The second row will make his move to Toulon in December.

# poc - 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.

# poc - Monday 12 October, 2015

McCarthy set to join Ireland squad after scans confirm O'Connell injury

The Ireland captain will need surgery on the hamstring injury he sustained against France.

# poc - 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.

# poc - Saturday 3 October, 2015

Watching the All Blacks struggle last night made POC feel better about 2007

The Ireland squad have been watching more rugby than ever in what is a superb World Cup.

# poc - 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.

# poc - Thursday 17 September, 2015

Paul O'Connell: 'We were like a bunch of guys going on a school tour'

The Ireland captain is filled with excitement at the prospect of getting the World Cup underway.

# poc - 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.

# poc - Saturday 5 September, 2015

Ireland captain O'Connell: 'I wouldn't say alarm bells will be ringing'

Joe Schmidt’s men have lost two in a row but the skipper looked composed in Twickenham.

# poc - Monday 31 August, 2015

Analysis: Should this have been a penalty against Paul O'Connell?

The Ireland captain was penalised for clearing Justin Tipuric out around the neck.

# poc - Saturday 29 August, 2015

O'Connell 'embarrassed' by incredible reception after Wales defeat

The Ireland captain made his final international appearance on home soil.

# poc - 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.

# poc - Monday 10 August, 2015

Captain O'Connell set to be unleashed as Ireland turn to Scotland Test

A number of Joe Schmidt’s squad players impressed during the win over Wales in Cardiff.

# poc - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

Here's who the Top 14 clubs have signed for the 2015/16 season

The French sides absolutely love a bit of recruitment.

# poc - Friday 3 July, 2015

Paul O'Connell is in Midi Olympique's XV of Top 14 foreign imports

It’s an imposing selection.

# poc - Monday 15 June, 2015

Mourad Boudjellal says Paul O'Connell's move to Toulon is going ahead

A French newspaper suggests O’Connell signed a deal in Toulon yesterday.

# poc - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

Just how good could Mourad Boudjellal's Toulon be next season?

It doesn’t look like the Top 14 giant’s European dominance will fade any time soon.

# poc - 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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