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7 ways to live your life like Sean O'Brien

The Tullow Tank is 27 today and there’s a whole lot we can learn from him.

IRELAND MAY BE making light work of the Six Nations, despite his absence, but that’s no reason to let Valentine’s Day pass without a special birthday wish for Sean O’Brien who turns 27 today.

One of the rare players who is respected in all four warring provinces in Ireland, the flanker is all things to all men. So because not everybody has what it takes to run a farm, here’s a magnificent seven other ways to be just like Seanie.

1. Make ‘em laugh

Sean O'Brien and Paul O'Connell Source: ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Sean O'Brien and Leo Cullen during training Source: ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

Sean O'Brien jokes with Brian O'Driscoll Source: ©INPHO

Sean O'Brien and Ronan O'Gara Source: ©INPHO

 2. Don’t let anybody get in your way

When life presents you with a hurdle, simply bash through it. Easy.

Source: Rugby Banter Page

3. Be versatile

And we’re not just talking about 6, 7 and 8.


Sean O'Brien acting as hooker Sean O'Brien acting as hooker while Rory Best was sin-binned against Wales in 2013. Source: INPHO

4. But remember, you can’t do it all by yourself

‘Giddy up, Tom’

Sean O'Brien and Tom Court Source: ©INPHO

5. Be more sexy!

Irish players relax in the pool after training 20/9/2011 Source: ©INPHO

Prime Carlow beef, right there.

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6. Don’t let anybody badmouth your home town

Sean Cronin and Sean O'Brien 25/3/2013 'What you say, Nugget?' Source: ©INPHO

When RTE’s six-part documentary Stone Cold Sober featured hard-drinking young bucks from Tullow. The town Tank had this to tell the Irish Examiner about the group’s assertions that boredom of the area had driven them to drink.

“I wouldn’t be too pleased with the documentary. There is a lot to do around there (if people want to).
“I won’t be appearing on the show, I do know a few of the people, I was in school with two of them but I won’t speak to them (in future), and I’ll tell them that as well.”

We would not like to be those six lads.

7. Give as good as you get

screenshot.1392387059.47234 Source: Brian O'Driscoll

screenshot.1392387127.43380 Source: Sean O' Brien


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