# Sean O'Brien

This year
'Not what we are about' - Leinster return to drawing board after record 62-7 defeat
It’s far from panic stations for the team that toured South Africa with a squad far from their strongest.
'When a massive club like Munster come looking for you, it's hard to say no'
24-year-old Exeter centre Sean O’Brien has enjoyed a strong run of form recently.
Munster sign Exeter Chiefs centre Sean O'Brien
The former Ireland U20 player will join ahead of the 2023/24 season on a two-year deal.
'I've always enjoyed helping people develop' - O'Brien on leading Leinster in South Africa
The former Ireland flanker will act as Leinster head coach this week ahead of Saturday’s URC clash with the Bulls.
Connacht announce signing of Seán O’Brien from Leinster Academy
O’Brien made three professional appearances for Leinster.
Scotland are 'a different animal nowadays,' warns Seán O'Brien
The Leinster contact skills coach believes Ireland can handle the mental challenge.
Last year
Sean O'Brien picks up injury as AIL debut for Naas ends in defeat
The former Leinster flanker returned to club rugby action today.
'He’s always maintained he loved club rugby. Now he’s put his actions where his mouth was'
Sean O’Brien’s signing for Naas RFC was discussed on the latest episode of Rugby Weekly.
Carbery to 15, SOB to Naas, Sutherland to Ulster
Check out the latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly.
Seán O’Brien signs for AIL club Naas after being denied Tullow return
The 35-year-old wasn’t allowed to play junior rugby so soon after retirement from the pro game.
Jack Conan's mixed experience in New Zealand and impact of 'ruthless competitor' Sean O'Brien
The backrower featured in all three Tests against the All Blacks but lost his starting spot in the Ireland team.
Ex-Ireland back row Sean O'Brien's plan to return for Tullow denied
The 35-year-old was hoping to star for his home team in junior club rugby.
'Although I’m not from the province and I wasn’t born here, I feel fully a part of it'
James Lowe looks ahead to a new season with Leinster, and explains his previous links with some new faces at the province.
'We’re always looking to advance our game' - Leinster's new coaches get to work
Former Leinster players Seán O’Brien and Andrew Goodman have both started new roles with the province.
'The time is right' - Sean O'Brien returns to Leinster in coaching role
The club legend replaces Denis Leamy as skills coach.
Ireland, Leinster and Lions legend Sean O'Brien announces his decision to retire
The flanker was a key player as Ireland won the 2015 Six Nations championship and also played in the 2011 and 2015 World Cups.
All time
Irish quartet help the LA Giltinis to Major League Rugby title
Luke Carty, Sean McNulty, Sean O’Brien, and Harry McNulty all featured this season.
Sean O'Brien: 'My opinion hasn't changed, we could have won the '17 series 3-0'
The Irish Lion lifts the lid on how his extraordinary self-belief helped him reach great heights in his career.
Concussion forces Connacht flanker Sean O'Brien to retire at 26
The Galway native made 60 appearances for his home province since his debut in 2015.
The Great Sean O'Brien Debate, plus Nucifora leaves us with more questions than answers
Bernard, Gavan, and Murray dug into the latest news on today’s episode of The42 Rugby Weekly.
Exeter confirm the signing of centre Sean O'Brien from Connacht
The 23-year-old had impressed for the western province in recent times.
Paul Boyle to captain Connacht in Ospreys clash
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'
Connacht man Sean O’Brien made his return last weekend after two years of injuries.
Sean O'Brien makes return to Connacht as Dillane gets set for 100th cap
Andy Friend has made six changes from the team that lost to Scarlets at The Sportsground last weekend.
Sean O'Brien returns from his latest injury setback for London Irish opener
The 33-year-old has recovered from hip and hamstring injuries in the last year and insists he feels better than ever.
'Roy Keane always showed up on the big days - I wanted to be like that'
Sean O’Brien believes Ireland need a Keane-like mentality if they are to get the result they need in Paris today.
Champagne Football among six-strong shortlist for Sports Book of the Year
The42′s Niall Kelly has also been nominated for his work on Barry Geraghty’s autobiography ‘True Colours’.
The 'Tullow Tank' has a book coming out
Sean O’Brien’s ‘Fuel’ will be published on 29 October.
Sean O'Brien in line for London Irish debut after 10 months out
Springbok lock Lood de Jager will also make his Sale debut in the match.
Introducing the latest Sean O'Brien on the Irish rugby scene
The Ireland U20 flanker has made huge progress this season and is set to play against Scotland this Friday.
O'Driscoll: Ireland need a 'thug' who will throw their weight around
The former Ireland captain also warned it will be difficult for Andy Farrell to experiment during the Six Nations.
Boost for Connacht as trio sign contract extensions
Tiernan O’Halloran, Sean O’Brien and Tom Farrell have all signed new deals with the province.
Kidney ready to be patient as Sean O'Brien works to return from hip injury
‘It’s one thing coming back playing tennis and it’s another coming back playing rugby.’
Leo Cullen: Leinster must learn and 'be better' after off-field incidents
The province’s head coach said steps have been taken to ensure there isn’t a repeat of the events of last May.
'Players are in the public spotlight, they have to behave accordingly'
Ireland international Sean O’Brien was sanctioned by the IRFU last month for inappropriate behaviour.
'It's not what we do': Toner laments post-Pro14 final incidents, but backs culture to hold firm
Apologies have been made for two high-profile incidents at Leinster events last month.
Sean O’Brien sanctioned by IRFU over 'incident of inappropriate behaviour'
The Ireland flanker ‘has expressed his deep regret’, a union statement said.
'He’s a ledge' - O'Brien's time in Ireland comes to a cruel end
The 32-year-old back row was ruled out of the World Cup due to a hip injury.
'His last memory now with Leinster will be lifting the trophy'
Leinster captain Johnny Sexton handed the Pro14 trophy to Sean O’Brien in Glasgow.
IRFU 'very hopeful' of agreeing deal with Kearney despite French links
The 33-year-old fullback’s current contract is due to expire after this year’s World Cup.