The making of a Twitter legend: top 20 #seanobrienfacts

A certain player was venerated ad nauseam following Ireland’s consummate progress into the World Cup quarter finals. Here are the best of the tweets dedicated to that player.

FOLLOWING A SERIES of scarily good performances from a certain Irish player in the Rugby World Cup group stages, a new phenomenon has swept the nation, or more specifically, Twitter – #seanobrienfacts.

The all-round epic-ness of the player in question was highlighted by what seemed like thousands of tweets.

So we’ve saved you hours of scrolling down a page by gathering the best 20 for your viewing pleasure below.

Disclaimer: At the time the article was posted,’s vast team of researchers could neither confirm nor deny whether some of these so-called ‘facts’ were indeed true.

The making of a Twitter legend: top 20 #seanobrienfacts
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  • Aidan Barry

  • Aidan O'Hara

  • Alan Doyle

  • Colm Tobin

  • Cornelius Toomsbury

  • Dave Cashman

  • Frank Hannigan

  • Iam Bootsy

  • Jen Ronan

  • Kevin O'Malley

  • Liam Ryan

  • Marcus

  • Neil O'Leary

  • Paul Armstrong

  • Ross O'Carroll-Kelly

  • Simon O'Shea

  • Stephen Ferris

  • Tom Keith

  • Tom Swanick

  • Steve Manning

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