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#Sean O'Brien

# sean-obrien - Friday 27 November, 2020

Paul Boyle to captain Connacht in Ospreys clash
# Home Grown
# Home Grown

Paul Boyle to captain Connacht in Ospreys clash

Nov 27th 2020, 12:14 PM 4,510 Views 4 Comments

There may also be a debut for replacement centre, Sean O’Brien.

'We're all delighted. He's had a rough road over the last two years'
# Comeback
# Comeback

'We're all delighted. He's had a rough road over the last two years'

Nov 27th 2020, 6:45 AM 12,408 Views 6 Comments

Connacht man Sean O’Brien made his return last weekend after two years of injuries.

# sean-obrien - Saturday 21 November, 2020

Sean O'Brien makes return to Connacht as Dillane gets set for 100th cap
# Centurion
# Centurion

Sean O'Brien makes return to Connacht as Dillane gets set for 100th cap

Nov 21st 2020, 12:38 PM 10,537 Views 2 Comments

Andy Friend has made six changes from the team that lost to Scarlets at The Sportsground last weekend.

# sean-obrien - Friday 20 November, 2020

Sean O'Brien returns from his latest injury setback for London Irish opener
# Seánie
# Seánie

Sean O'Brien returns from his latest injury setback for London Irish opener

Nov 20th 2020, 12:10 PM 12,864 Views 7 Comments

The 33-year-old has recovered from hip and hamstring injuries in the last year and insists he feels better than ever.

# sean-obrien - Saturday 31 October, 2020

'Roy Keane always showed up on the big days - I wanted to be like that'
# Fuel
# Fuel

'Roy Keane always showed up on the big days - I wanted to be like that'

Oct 31st 2020, 10:03 AM 40,826 Views 14 Comments

Sean O’Brien believes Ireland need a Keane-like mentality if they are to get the result they need in Paris today.

# sean-obrien - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

Champagne Football among six-strong shortlist for Sports Book of the Year
# Recommended Reading
# Recommended Reading

Champagne Football among six-strong shortlist for Sports Book of the Year

Oct 20th 2020, 1:40 PM 6,095 Views 2 Comments

The42′s Niall Kelly has also been nominated for his work on Barry Geraghty’s autobiography ‘True Colours’.

# sean-obrien - Thursday 28 May, 2020

The 'Tullow Tank' has a book coming out
# Done Deal
# Done Deal

The 'Tullow Tank' has a book coming out

May 28th 2020, 3:31 PM 10,702 Views 21 Comments

Sean O’Brien’s ‘Fuel’ will be published on 29 October.

# sean-obrien - Thursday 5 March, 2020

Sean O'Brien in line for London Irish debut after 10 months out
# Premiership
# Premiership

Sean O'Brien in line for London Irish debut after 10 months out

Mar 5th 2020, 1:11 PM 16,871 Views 42 Comments

Springbok lock Lood de Jager will also make his Sale debut in the match.

# sean-obrien - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

Introducing the latest Sean O'Brien on the Irish rugby scene
# Talent
# Talent

Introducing the latest Sean O'Brien on the Irish rugby scene

Jan 29th 2020, 3:00 PM 37,749 Views 6 Comments

The Ireland U20 flanker has made huge progress this season and is set to play against Scotland this Friday.

# sean-obrien - Monday 27 January, 2020

O'Driscoll: Ireland need a 'thug' who will throw their weight around
# BOD
# BOD

O'Driscoll: Ireland need a 'thug' who will throw their weight around

Jan 27th 2020, 12:31 PM 48,195 Views 55 Comments

The former Ireland captain also warned it will be difficult for Andy Farrell to experiment during the Six Nations.

# sean-obrien - Tuesday 5 November, 2019

Boost for Connacht as trio sign contract extensions
# Signed Up
# Signed Up

Boost for Connacht as trio sign contract extensions

Nov 5th 2019, 3:58 PM 10,450 Views 14 Comments

Tiernan O’Halloran, Sean O’Brien and Tom Farrell have all signed new deals with the province.

# sean-obrien - Friday 13 September, 2019

Kidney ready to be patient as Sean O'Brien works to return from hip injury
# Long Haul
# Long Haul

Kidney ready to be patient as Sean O'Brien works to return from hip injury

Sep 13th 2019, 6:15 AM 14,746 Views 8 Comments

‘It’s one thing coming back playing tennis and it’s another coming back playing rugby.’

# sean-obrien - Saturday 17 August, 2019

Leo Cullen: Leinster must learn and 'be better' after off-field incidents
# Responsibility
# Responsibility

Leo Cullen: Leinster must learn and 'be better' after off-field incidents

Aug 17th 2019, 6:43 PM 26,972 Views 24 Comments

The province’s head coach said steps have been taken to ensure there isn’t a repeat of the events of last May.

# sean-obrien - Saturday 20 July, 2019

'Players are in the public spotlight, they have to behave accordingly'
# Inappropriate
# Inappropriate

'Players are in the public spotlight, they have to behave accordingly'

Jul 20th 2019, 7:30 AM 19,748 Views 35 Comments

Ireland international Sean O’Brien was sanctioned by the IRFU last month for inappropriate behaviour.

# sean-obrien - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

'It's not what we do': Toner laments post-Pro14 final incidents, but backs culture to hold firm
# Leinster
# Leinster

'It's not what we do': Toner laments post-Pro14 final incidents, but backs culture to hold firm

Jun 26th 2019, 1:37 PM 9,228 Views 53 Comments

Apologies have been made for two high-profile incidents at Leinster events last month.

# sean-obrien - Monday 24 June, 2019

Sean O’Brien sanctioned by IRFU over 'incident of inappropriate behaviour'
# Sanctioned
# Sanctioned

Sean O’Brien sanctioned by IRFU over 'incident of inappropriate behaviour'

Jun 24th 2019, 2:57 PM 77,017 Views 169 Comments

The Ireland flanker ‘has expressed his deep regret’, a union statement said.

# sean-obrien - Monday 27 May, 2019

'He’s a ledge' - O'Brien's time in Ireland comes to a cruel end
# Sob
# Sob

'He’s a ledge' - O'Brien's time in Ireland comes to a cruel end

May 27th 2019, 7:00 AM 12,081 Views 9 Comments

The 32-year-old back row was ruled out of the World Cup due to a hip injury.

# sean-obrien - Saturday 25 May, 2019

'His last memory now with Leinster will be lifting the trophy'
# Tullow Tank
# Tullow Tank

'His last memory now with Leinster will be lifting the trophy'

May 25th 2019, 10:27 PM 19,181 Views 14 Comments

Leinster captain Johnny Sexton handed the Pro14 trophy to Sean O’Brien in Glasgow.

# sean-obrien - Friday 24 May, 2019

IRFU 'very hopeful' of agreeing deal with Kearney despite French links
# Contract Talks
# Contract Talks

IRFU 'very hopeful' of agreeing deal with Kearney despite French links

May 24th 2019, 1:00 AM 13,085 Views 31 Comments

The 33-year-old fullback’s current contract is due to expire after this year’s World Cup.

# sean-obrien - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

O'Brien a major doubt for Pro14 final as Kearney recovers from head knock
# Injury Update
# Injury Update

O'Brien a major doubt for Pro14 final as Kearney recovers from head knock

May 21st 2019, 6:00 AM 8,501 Views 37 Comments

The Leinster flanker is battling to overcome a hip problem in time for Saturday’s clash against Glasgow Warriors.

# sean-obrien - Sunday 21 April, 2019

Emotional O'Brien returning to his best as sun begins to set on Leinster career
# Big Impact
# Big Impact

Emotional O'Brien returning to his best as sun begins to set on Leinster career

Apr 21st 2019, 9:00 PM 23,518 Views 13 Comments

Leo Cullen hailed the flanker’s ‘exceptional’ contribution against Toulouse.

# sean-obrien - Thursday 14 March, 2019

Beirne's big chance, O'Brien's recall and Kearney's calm at 15
# Talking Points
# Talking Points

Beirne's big chance, O'Brien's recall and Kearney's calm at 15

Mar 14th 2019, 2:40 PM 13,967 Views 23 Comments

Joe Schmidt has handed the Munster man an opportunity to show his class for Ireland in Cardiff.

# sean-obrien - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

Big call for Schmidt to make at openside with Leavy offering 'X-factor'
# 7
# 7

Big call for Schmidt to make at openside with Leavy offering 'X-factor'

Mar 13th 2019, 1:01 AM 11,849 Views 21 Comments

Sean O’Brien’s experience is tempting after Josh van der Flier was ruled out.

# sean-obrien - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

O'Brien and Beirne training hard to give Schmidt headaches for Cardiff
# Options
# Options

O'Brien and Beirne training hard to give Schmidt headaches for Cardiff

Mar 12th 2019, 2:31 PM 9,460 Views 8 Comments

The pair missed out on selection last week but are pushing to be involved against Wales.

# sean-obrien - Thursday 7 March, 2019

Ringrose set for return as Schmidt recalls big guns for France
# Changes
# Changes

Ringrose set for return as Schmidt recalls big guns for France

Mar 7th 2019, 4:15 PM 34,013 Views 71 Comments

Sean O’Brien is set to miss out, while captain Rory Best makes his return in the front row.

# sean-obrien - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

O'Brien excited to link with Kidney and Kiss at ambitious London Irish
# Exiles
# Exiles

O'Brien excited to link with Kidney and Kiss at ambitious London Irish

Feb 20th 2019, 6:15 AM 10,922 Views 19 Comments

The 32-year-old flanker says the move it about being part of a new project.

# sean-obrien - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

'There's been a few tears shed' - O'Brien hopes to play for Ireland after move
# Exile
# Exile

'There's been a few tears shed' - O'Brien hopes to play for Ireland after move

Feb 19th 2019, 2:34 PM 27,886 Views 86 Comments

The 32-year-old will join London Irish after this year’s World Cup.

# sean-obrien - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

Leinster hail 'huge' Sean O'Brien impact on and off the pitch as he prepares for departure
# Exile
# Exile

Leinster hail 'huge' Sean O'Brien impact on and off the pitch as he prepares for departure

Feb 12th 2019, 7:58 AM 17,952 Views 26 Comments

‘It was almost out of Leinster’s hands as soon as that national contract wasn’t offered,’ says Stuart Lancaster.

# sean-obrien - Monday 11 February, 2019

'One of the hardest decisions I've ever had to make': London Irish confirm Sean O'Brien signing
# Exile
# Exile

'One of the hardest decisions I've ever had to make': London Irish confirm Sean O'Brien signing

Feb 11th 2019, 4:07 PM 41,657 Views 63 Comments

The Tullow Tank has agreed to join London Irish from December.

# sean-obrien - Saturday 9 February, 2019

Roux and Farrell earn Schmidt praise as Ireland get 'a rise in temperature'
# Report Card
# Report Card

Roux and Farrell earn Schmidt praise as Ireland get 'a rise in temperature'

Feb 9th 2019, 7:15 PM 19,941 Views 38 Comments

The Ireland head coach was disappointed with his team’s kicking in Edinburgh.

# sean-obrien - Friday 8 February, 2019

Toner to miss rest of Six Nations as O'Brien sits out Ireland's captain's run
# Blow
# Blow

Toner to miss rest of Six Nations as O'Brien sits out Ireland's captain's run

Feb 8th 2019, 3:49 PM 17,050 Views 31 Comments

Meanwhile, Munster boss Johann van Graan is with Ireland in Edinburgh.

Ireland back row Sean O'Brien to join London Irish after World Cup
# Tullow Tank
# Tullow Tank

Ireland back row Sean O'Brien to join London Irish after World Cup

Feb 8th 2019, 11:40 AM 57,209 Views 163 Comments

The deal could be officially announced as early as next week.

Tough call on JVDF but O'Brien gets an opportunity 'to work his way back in'
# 7
# 7

Tough call on JVDF but O'Brien gets an opportunity 'to work his way back in'

Feb 8th 2019, 6:15 AM 5,716 Views 7 Comments

Joe Schmidt calls on O’Brien’s ball-carrying ballast and experience for Ireland’s trip to Murrayfield.

# sean-obrien - Sunday 20 January, 2019

'You've got to feel for them when Conan doesn't play and they put O'Brien on'
# Depth
# Depth

'You've got to feel for them when Conan doesn't play and they put O'Brien on'

Jan 20th 2019, 8:00 PM 23,922 Views 48 Comments

Wasps director of rugby Dai Young said Leinster’s depth makes them difficult to beat.

# sean-obrien - Friday 11 January, 2019

Cullen provides positive news on Seán O'Brien's fitness ahead of Six Nations
# Making Progress
# Making Progress

Cullen provides positive news on Seán O'Brien's fitness ahead of Six Nations

Jan 11th 2019, 3:17 PM 7,611 Views 3 Comments

The flanker is due back from a broken arm in the coming weeks.

# sean-obrien - Thursday 27 December, 2018

'Fit and ready' Roux and O'Brien return as Connacht make four changes for Ulster
# Team News
# Team News

'Fit and ready' Roux and O'Brien return as Connacht make four changes for Ulster

Dec 27th 2018, 12:23 PM 7,169 Views 12 Comments

Andy Friend has shown his hand for the Sportsground showdown.

# sean-obrien - Monday 19 November, 2018

Sean O'Brien faces at least eight weeks out while Henshaw looks at six-week absence
# Injury Update
# Injury Update

Sean O'Brien faces at least eight weeks out while Henshaw looks at six-week absence

Nov 19th 2018, 4:14 PM 11,504 Views 29 Comments

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen provided an injury update ahead of Friday’s Pro14 clash against Ospreys.

# sean-obrien - Saturday 10 November, 2018

Leavy impresses on audition for seven shirt after luckless SOB injury
# Big Game Player
# Big Game Player

Leavy impresses on audition for seven shirt after luckless SOB injury

Nov 10th 2018, 10:29 PM 13,225 Views 20 Comments

O’Brien’s first-half broken arm opened the door for his Leinster team-mate to shine.

# sean-obrien - Friday 9 November, 2018

Sean O'Brien and his 'contagious confidence' back to boost Ireland
# Magnificent 7
# Magnificent 7

Sean O'Brien and his 'contagious confidence' back to boost Ireland

Nov 9th 2018, 6:30 AM 9,883 Views 11 Comments

O’Brien’s stubborn streak was key in his return to fitness, says Joe Schmidt.

# sean-obrien - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

Joe Schmidt's Ireland: Increasingly big in New Zealand
# Kiwis
# Kiwis

Joe Schmidt's Ireland: Increasingly big in New Zealand

Nov 7th 2018, 12:00 PM 61,053 Views 59 Comments

The Kiwis have become more and more curious about Irish rugby in the past few years.

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