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#poc

# poc - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

O'Connell refusing the fanfare ahead of final ever Munster appearance

The legendary lock is set for his last cap in the famous red jersey in this weekend’s Pro12 final.

# poc - Saturday 23 May, 2015

'I owe him everything' - Stander pays emotional tribute to legend O'Connell

Munster’s powerful number eight said playing alongside POC is ‘one of the highest points in my career.’

Foley's Munster survive madcap finish to squeeze into Pro12 final

The southern province move on to face Glasgow in the decider next weekend in Belfast.

# poc - Friday 15 May, 2015

'I broke my hand punching Simon Easterby in my first game back'

Paul O’Connell says his approach to training has altered massively over the last nine years.

# poc - Thursday 30 April, 2015

O'Connell confident in Ireland's 'outside chance' of World Cup glory

Joe Schmidt’s policy of short-term focus is the right approach for the Ireland captain.

# poc - Friday 24 April, 2015

'We will try to influence him' - Joe Schmidt on Paul O'Connell's future

Ireland’s head coach ‘would be delighted’ if O’Connell extends his career beyond the World Cup.

# poc - Friday 27 March, 2015

Paul O'Connell has been named Player of the Six Nations for 2015

There won’t be too many arguments with this.

# poc - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

'He studies the game unbelievably hard' - Ireland's players laud Schmidt

Captain Paul O’Connell says the players’ trust in their head coach has never wavered.

# poc - Sunday 22 March, 2015

'Ultimate leader' Paul O'Connell inspires Ireland to Six Nations success

The 35-year-old lock lifted the Six Nations trophy for the second time in two years last night.

# poc - Saturday 21 March, 2015

POC: 'It was like Robbie Henshaw’s 21st birthday with the '80s hits!'

The Ireland captain explains exactly how nerve-wracking the last few hours have been.

# poc - Friday 20 March, 2015

'We've all lost big games before' - POC set to bounce back with Ireland

The Ireland captain warns ‘it’s a dangerous place to go to start thinking about anything but winning the game.’

# poc - Sunday 15 March, 2015

O'Connell keen to move past Cardiff disappointment before Scotland showdown Poc

O'Connell keen to move past Cardiff disappointment before Scotland showdown

The Ireland captain says ‘it’s up to individuals to lift themselves’ after defeat in Wales.

# poc - Thursday 12 March, 2015

100 not out: O'Connell 'incredibly motivated' to play on for Ireland

Joe Schmidt says he hasn’t discussed any retirement plans with the legendary second row.

# poc - Monday 9 February, 2015

Analysis: Munster's O'Donnell announces Ireland arrival with superb try

The openside flanker was on the end of a sweeping Ireland attack to seal victory for Joe Schmidt’s side in Rome.

# poc - Saturday 7 February, 2015

Captain O'Connell delighted to see Tommy O'Donnell excel for Ireland

The Cahir native jumped into the starting XV at a late stage after Sean O’Brien pulled out.

# poc - Friday 6 February, 2015

O'Connell - It’s important we don’t put too much pressure on O'Brien

The Ireland captain feels Jordi Murphy is the ideal replacement for Jamie Heaslip at number eight.

# poc - Thursday 29 January, 2015

Paul O'Connell: 'I don't know whether this will be my last Six Nations'

The Ireland captain says he doesn’t want to have any regrets when he makes a decision about retirement.

# poc - Friday 21 November, 2014

O'Connell: Ireland better prepared to face 'super power' Australia than last year

The Ireland captain says last year’s defeat to the Australia was ‘probably the toughest day since Joe has been in charge’.

'I don't know where it came from' - POC quashes French move rumour

The Ireland captain laughed off speculation of a transfer to join James Coughlan and Simon Mannix at Pau.

# poc - Saturday 15 November, 2014

POC's influence remains as McCarthy and Foley fill Ireland's second row

Leinster’s McCarthy says Georgia have been getting the same respect South Africa got last weekend.

# poc - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Paul O'Connell set for 'mammoth task' against offloading kings Toulouse Poc

Paul O'Connell set for 'mammoth task' against offloading kings Toulouse

The Ireland captain has highlighted the threats posed by the Top 14 side’s size, footwork and passing after contact.

# poc - Saturday 8 February, 2014

Discipline a great way to put teams under pressure -- O'Connell

A suspected fractured arm for Dan Tuohy is the only bad news from Ireland’s impressive win today.

# poc - Thursday 14 November, 2013

POC on Devin Toner: 'I feel like a junior second-row beside him in the line-out'

The Munster and Leinster locks will start their first game together for Ireland this weekend.

# poc - Thursday 7 November, 2013

The Rolling Stones, the Bull Hayes and 'a bit of mash': it's #AskPaulie Poc

The Rolling Stones, the Bull Hayes and 'a bit of mash': it's #AskPaulie

Ireland’s captain answers questions on the important things in life.

# poc - Saturday 19 October, 2013

Paul O'Connell would consider options abroad - report Poc

Paul O'Connell would consider options abroad - report

The Munster and Ireland legend says he has big regrets over not having played abroad so far in his career.

# poc - Sunday 18 August, 2013

Paul O'Connell: 'I would like to play or coach abroad' Future Munster Coach This post contains videos

Paul O'Connell: 'I would like to play or coach abroad'

The Munster hero may follow Ronan O’Gara and Jonny Sexton to France.

# poc - Thursday 11 July, 2013

Axing BO’D the wrong decision and took the gloss off Lions win – O’Connell

“Brian would have been one of the best players on the pitch. That’s just the way it is.”

# poc - Saturday 27 April, 2013

Heineken Cup: O'Connell laments lack of killer instinct as Munster bow out

“We just turned over ball and we’ve kind of been doing it all year,” says the inspirational second row.

# poc - Tuesday 16 April, 2013

Rumbling on: Leinster still fuming at O'Connell's non-citing Inter-pro This post contains videos

Rumbling on: Leinster still fuming at O'Connell's non-citing

“I think we’re talking semantics when people try to differentiate between different parts of the foot.”

# poc - Monday 10 December, 2012

Back surgery looms for O'Connell as Schmidt misses the Lions boat

The Munster second-row is not likely to return to action until mid January at the earliest.

# poc - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

Oh dear! Paul O'Connell ruled out of Springbok clash

The second row suffered a reaction to a back injury this week and must watch from the stands.

# poc - Wednesday 26 September, 2012

Engage: Paul O'Connell says inconsistent Ireland have not regressed since Grand Slam

In the second of our big, weekly rugby interviews, Patrick McCarry caught up with the Munster and Ireland legend.

# poc - Sunday 5 August, 2012

It's your 'Finally, here's a team we can beat' picture of the day

Paul O’Connell, Jonny Sexton and Brian O’Driscoll showed up at Boyne RFC to teach some kids a lesson.