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“You See The Boys Gravitating Towards Him” – Farrell On O’Connell Impact

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Andy Farrell has drawn on the experience of Munster and Ireland legend Paul O’Connell as his side prepares for the eagerly-anticipated clash with England at Twickenham on Sunday. In O’Connell’s distinguished career, the Limerick man came up against England on 13 occasions, winning eight times and coming out on the wrong side of the result five times. Six of those …

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Johnny Sexton Sought Paul O’Connell Advice For New Captaincy Role

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Johnny Sexton has long been a leader for both Leinster and Ireland but he is now entering new territory as captain of the national side.  Before this Six Nations, Sexton only captained Ireland on one occasion and that occurred recently – against Russia at the 2019 World Cup in Japan. When the debate surrounding who will be the official captain …

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Paul O’Connell Unsure Whether To Continue Coaching Career

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Paul O’Connell admits he is unsure whether or not he will resume a career in professional coaching following a spell at Stade Français that he described as “disappointing.”  After retiring from the professional game following the 2015 World Cup, O’Connell linked up with Noel McNamara and the Irish Under-20s as an assistant coach in 2018. However, the following summer he …

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Paul O’Connell Confirms He Is To Leave Stade Francais

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Paul O’Connell has confirmed that he is to step down from his coaching role at French club, Stade Francais at the end of the season. However, the former Ireland captain has reiterated that he is not leaving to take up another coaching role. In a statement O’Connell said; “I have decided not to stay beyond my contract year with the …

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Paul O’Connell Takes Up Coaching Role In The Top 14

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According to reports in Ireland, Paul O’Connell has taken up a coaching role in the Top 14.  O’Connell will join the Parisian outfit, Stade Francais, as their new forwards coach and he will join a background team which includes Heyneke Meyer, Pieter De Villiers, Julian Dupuy, John McFarland and Mike Prendergast. Prendergast coached Oyannax last season and previous to that, …

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Irish Rugby Announce Paul O’Connell Will Take Up Coaching Role

Former Munster, Ireland and Lions captain Paul O’Connell is widely respected as one of the greatest players of the professional era in the country, and commands respect all over the globe. The 38-year-old made 108 appearances for Ireland, the last coming against France in the 2015 World Cup. Throughout his career, he was an inspiration in the pack, as he helped Ireland …

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George North Can’t Help But Laugh When He Recalls Paul O’Connell Singing Shakira Tune In The Shower

Paul O’Connell is widely regarded as one of the biggest legends of the game. For Young Munster, Munster, Ireland and the Lions, the Limerickman played every game with tremendous aggression, heart and sheer will to win.  For people who haven’t met the man, and that includes players, supporters or the general onlooker, it’s not hard to see why he might …

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Sir Ian McGeechan Picks His Lions XV Dream Team

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 04: Lions' head coach Ian McGeechan celebrates after the Lions victory in the Third Test match between South Africa and the British and Irish Lions at Ellis Park Stadium on July 4, 2009 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

As someone who coached the Lions on four separate tours (and played on two others), Sir Ian McGeechan is better qualified than most to give his opinion on the best players to don the famous red shirt. The former Scotland international was in charge of the Lions in 1989, 1993, 1997 and 2009 (as well as coaching the midweek games …

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