Person: Paul O’Connell
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
Paul O’Connell’s presence in Ireland camp got both of Ireland’s contenders for the starting hooker’s role thinking this week.
Sat, 22 Feb, 2020
With 97 Test caps to his name, it is fair to say Cian Healy has seen his share of captaincy styles over the years and, in his mind, the current skipper is not doing too badly at all.
Fri, 21 Feb, 2020
It was only last week that Andrew Conway was asked whether, in light of the changes in the Ireland coaching ranks and the different lessons for players to learn, you could teach old dogs new tricks.
Fri, 07 Feb, 2020
When Dave Kilcoyne and Jack McGrath were named in Ireland’s matchday 23 to face Italy 12 months ago, Cian Healy lost no sleep.
Thu, 06 Feb, 2020
On the face of things, the similarities are unavoidable.
Fri, 31 Jan, 2020
IRELAND’S implosion at the World Cup sent ripples in all sorts of directions.
Mon, 27 Jan, 2020
It says much about Munster’s standing in rugby country that their current state of ill health is consuming more column inches and debate than Leinster’s relentless march towards further glories.
Sat, 11 Jan, 2020
We were up in the wildish Scottish yonder last Saturday when this kerfuffle at Saracens broke out.
Fri, 20 Dec, 2019
Gaelic Games remains narrowly the nation’s favourite sport, Katie Taylor is by far the most admired athlete, and the Irish rugby team have been dethroned as Team of the Year.
Wed, 18 Dec, 2019
There are three changes from the starting line-up Joe Schmidt sent out against Samoa last Saturday for Ireland’s final Pool A game in Fukuoka.
Fri, 18 Oct, 2019
This time four years ago, Keith Earls was not handling the pressure of a World Cup at all well.
Thu, 17 Oct, 2019
Johnny Sexton insists Ireland’s World Cup squad are all business as they prepare for Saturday’s quarter-final against the All Blacks, a stark contrast to four years ago when he believes they were overly emotional a week too early.
Tue, 15 Oct, 2019
Joe Schmidt has urged his players not to be distracted by events elsewhere and focus on deciding their own World Cup fate with a bonus-point win over Samoa tomorrow.
Fri, 11 Oct, 2019
catches up with Ireland’s most famous tailor, Louis Copeland, when he visits Cork to survey progress on the new Louis Copeland & Sons shop, which opens this month.
Sun, 29 Sep, 2019
One more Test and another phenomenal performance from James Ryan as the Ireland lock moved ever closer to taking on the talismanic role Paul O’Connell once performed in the green jersey.
Mon, 23 Sep, 2019
When rugby went professional — officially, at least — in 1995, Shannon won the first of their four-in-a-row AIL titles.
Sat, 21 Sep, 2019
Resales are as rare as hens teeth in the Lindville estate on Cork’s Blackrock Road, writes.
Fri, 13 Sep, 2019
You never know who you might bump into in Carton House during an Ireland camp.
Tue, 10 Sep, 2019
This time four years ago, Mike Ross was trying to figure out how to impress his fellow World Cup squad members.
Thu, 05 Sep, 2019
Stephen Larkham has been labelled a “signature signing” for Munster and one that can help the province’s talented backline to click and the team to reconnect with a style that delivered a pair of Heineken Cups.
Tue, 30 Jul, 2019
He's tailored for movie stars, sports stars and presidents - now he's measuring up a new Cork store for fit-out.
Tue, 23 Jul, 2019
Paul O’Connell feels Munster need to be mindful about the absence of any ‘locals’ on their backroom staff as they look to a new campaign with a new-look brains trust under Johann van Graan.
Thu, 04 Jul, 2019
Rugby players in an Irish Open Pro-Am are not an unusual sight. Along with GAA stars and jockeys, they are a staple of the pre-tournament entertainment at this annual stop on the European Tour.
Wed, 03 Jul, 2019
The staging of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Lahinch is having “a transformative effect” on the seaside resort of Lahinch.
Tue, 02 Jul, 2019
The significance of Brian Hurley being named at full-forward on the Cork team for this evening’s fixture below in the park? It will be his first Munster final start since the summer of 2015.
Sat, 22 Jun, 2019
A former barrister who stole €235,000 from a businessman by pretending to buy him a warehouse in Co Kildare will be sentenced later at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.
Thu, 20 Jun, 2019
A 50-year-old woman with schizophrenia has been deemed unfit to stand trial for the murder of a Malawian national at her south Dublin home last year.
Thu, 06 Jun, 2019
When Scottish referee Mike Adamson blew the final whistle at the RDS last Saturday, it not only signalled the end of a somewhat underwhelming Guinness PRO14 semi-final, but also brought another Munster
Wed, 22 May, 2019
A former club captain back in the 1950s, and with a son (John) involved in a variety of roles from captain to president to chairman, Don’s was a voice entitled to be heard.
Sat, 18 May, 2019
Even with a 747 at his disposal, Marco Polo would probably have thought twice about rushing to map out Rory Best’s last rugby journey, from Armagh to Yokohama.
Thu, 02 May, 2019
We’ve been down this road before, on seven different occasions now since Paul O’Connell, in tandem with Ronan O’Gara, lifted the Heineken Cup aloft in Cardiff 11 years ago after Munster beat the tournament’s greatest side to that point in a memorable 16-13 win over Toulouse.
Wed, 24 Apr, 2019
So that’s Friday nearly wrapped up. Here’s some of the stories we published on irishexaminer.com today which we hope will help you make sense of it all this evening.
Fri, 12 Apr, 2019
The commercial firm owned by Irish rugby legend, Paul O’Connell last year enjoyed a bumper year as accumulated profits topped €2m for the first time.
Fri, 12 Apr, 2019
Question marks may remain over his hamstring ahead of Saturday’s Champions Cup quarter-final against Edinburgh but there is no doubting Joey Carbery’s allegiance to Munster with confirmation yesterday that the out-half has signed a two-year contract extension that will see him remain with the province until June 2022.
Wed, 27 Mar, 2019
Paul O’Connell’s stay in Paris with Stade Francais will end once this season is done, it is understood.
Fri, 22 Mar, 2019
The beginning of Joe Schmidt’s Six Nations career could have been so much smoother.
Sat, 16 Mar, 2019
A place in the Munster Senior Schools Cup final is at stake at Musgrave Park today as Cork’s Christian Brothers College takes on Ardscoil Rís, representing the Treaty City.
Tue, 05 Mar, 2019
Kerry County Council has honoured the work of Fionnbar and Elma Walsh and the Donal Walsh Livelife Foundation with a civic reception.
Tue, 19 Feb, 2019
It would be fair to say that as anti-climatic and disappointing as last Saturday in the Aviva was, it hardly constituted the sort of crisis and crossroads Irish rugby was looking at the last time we played and lost an opening Six Nations game to England, writes
Wed, 06 Feb, 2019
Leinster hooker James Tracy admits he would be “delusional” to expect to be part of Ireland’s Six Nations squad.
Wed, 23 Jan, 2019
Veterans of the 15 previous clashes which Connacht have hosted against Munster will breathe a sigh of relief that the weather forecast for this evening in Galway is relatively good.
Sat, 05 Jan, 2019
It may have taken more than 30 years after his last championship for the wisdom of John Wooden to cross over from his own sport and permeate the language and thinking in Irish coaching circles, but since it did, he has been pretty much a constant and towering presence there.
Wed, 02 Jan, 2019