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Dublin: 14 °C Wednesday 27 August, 2014

Sean O'Brien

# sean-obrien - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Leinster back row O’Brien enjoying Groundhog Day pre-season grind

The Ireland international feels that he becomes a better athlete with each passing summer.

# sean-obrien - Monday 4 August, 2014

Intense competition in the blood for 17-year-old O’Brien, but she’s missing one ingredient for Rio 2016

‘You have to teach your brain to keep going when your brain says stop’.

# sean-obrien - Monday 28 July, 2014

Enda Kenny, Eamon Dunphy and Sean O’Brien wish Ireland Women good luck

Joan Burton, Peter O’Mahony, Derval O’Rourke, Liam Brady and John Hayes also feature in a star-studded video.

# sean-obrien - Friday 11 July, 2014

Irish provinces strong enough for Champions Cup success – O’Brien

The 27-year-old is fit, fresh and motivated ahead of a new season with Leinster and Ireland.

# sean-obrien - Friday 27 June, 2014

Connacht veteran Swift eager to dole out ‘hard lessons’ to Ireland U20 heroes

The likes of Sean O’Brien, Peter Robb, Rory Moloney and Ciaran Gaffney will be pressing for senior squad inclusion next season.

# sean-obrien - Friday 30 May, 2014

O’Driscoll starts for Leinster but O’Brien and Madigan named subs

Matt O’Connor has placed Zane Kirchner on the left wing after Dave Kearney’s season-ending injury.

# sean-obrien - Friday 16 May, 2014

O’Brien on the Leinster bench, as Best and Pienaar return for Ulster

Matt O’Connor has made eight changes, while there are surprises in both starting XVs.

# sean-obrien - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Surgery can wait as Sean O’Brien targets World Cup success

The Connacht lock will lead Mike Ruddock’s squad during next month’s tournament in New Zealand.

# sean-obrien - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

O’Brien: ‘I’d have been hoping to play against Toulon if I was pushing it!’

The Leinster back row admits to some trepidation on his comeback last weekend, but is nonetheless raring for action.

# sean-obrien - Monday 12 May, 2014

No ill effects for Leinster’s O’Brien as McCarthy and Cullen pick up strains

The province will be without Richardt Strauss for their Pro12 semi-final against Ulster, but Eoin Reddan should return.

# sean-obrien - Saturday 10 May, 2014

5 reasons to get excited for the final regular season round of the Pro12

SOB’s comeback, Ulster’s prospects in the backs and Connacht ending their season on a high all feature.

# sean-obrien - Friday 9 May, 2014

O’Brien in line for shock Leinster comeback as Murphy talks Edinburgh up

The back-row is desperate to help his team with their league run-in and prove his fitness to Ireland coach Joe Schmidt.

# sean-obrien - Thursday 1 May, 2014

Lightning Bolts, Shane Lowry and Leinster stars ready to strike Kinsale Sevens

One team heading for the south coast Sevens tournament has been attracting more than its fair share of attention

# sean-obrien - Monday 28 April, 2014

8 new faces in Ireland U20 squad for 2014 Junior World Championship

Coach Mike Ruddock has selected four players that featured in last year’s JWC, including captain Sean O’Brien.

Sean O’Brien ‘not a million miles away’ from returning for Leinster

Meanwhile, the province should be able to call upon Luke Fitzgerald and Eoin Reddan for the clash with Ulster.

# sean-obrien - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

‘Mental stuff’ and ‘little triggers’: Sean O’Brien explains his work with the Carlow footballers

The Leinster and Ireland rugby star has been working with Anthony Rainbow’s panel while he’s out injured.

Schmidt’s Ireland believe they can be a world rugby ‘superpower’, says envious Sean O’Brien

Ireland no longer satisfied with “just competing,” says injured flanker ahead of Six Nations decider.

# sean-obrien - Friday 14 February, 2014

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7 ways to live your life like Sean O’Brien

The Tullow Tank is 27 today and there’s a whole lot we can learn from him.

# sean-obrien - Sunday 26 January, 2014

Toulon offered Warburton €850k a year after failing to land O’Brien

In the end, the Heineken Cup champions got Ben Mowen and Leigh Halfpenny. Handy consolation prizes.

Pain of defeat and big voices the driving force behind ‘the new’ Sean O’Brien

The under 20 lock has a big name, but is building a big reputation of his own.

# sean-obrien - Monday 20 January, 2014

Depth chart is Schmidt’s focus before 6 Nations kick-off

The Ireland coach issued this missive before welcoming his squad to Carton House.

French media reporting that Jamie Heaslip has ‘said no’ to Toulon

Midi Olympique is claiming, however, that Leigh Halfpenny has signed up with the European champions.

# sean-obrien - Thursday 16 January, 2014

Sean O’Brien remains the most important player in Irish rugby

The Leinster flanker is the man around whom Joe Schmidt’s Ireland plans will revolve.

Sean O’Brien ‘very excited’ after signing new two-year IRFU deal

The Leinster flanker says he had a ‘difficult decision’ to make but is looking forward to winning more trophies.

Sean O’Brien to sign new IRFU contract and stay with Leinster

Great news for Irish rugby fans.

# sean-obrien - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Snapshot – Sean O’Brien’s old school claim Leinster rugby title

Tullow CS defeated Ardee CS today 48-0 in the Leinster Rugby Senior Development Cup final.

‘Right time for Heaslip to move, but O’Brien should stay’ – Ronan O’Gara

The Racing Metro coach has waded into the debate about the club futures of his former team-mates.

Leinster forced to address ‘monkey in the room’ with Ospreys ready to swoop

The futures of Sean O’Brien and Jamie Heaslip are overshadowing a pivotal week in the season.

# sean-obrien - Saturday 11 January, 2014

Gary Goals and German scrum-halves: It’s the week in comments

Featuring a Connacht Rugby conspiracy theory, Lar Corbett’s holiday dreams and a retiring George Hook.

# sean-obrien - Friday 10 January, 2014

Joe Schmidt reveals Sean O’Brien’s season may be over

The Ireland coach told Ryan Tubridy the back-row could be out for at least four months.

Sean O’Brien in France as contract negotiations drag on

Picturesque Nice is the flanker’s destination this weekend.

# sean-obrien - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Wallabies captain Mowen takes up French offer

The Brumbies number eight had been linked with Toulon.

Snapshot: Sean O’Brien is lending a hand to Carlow’s senior footballers

The lure of inter-county football is surely far stronger than Toulon.

Simon Hick column: Dealing with O’Brien loss is Schmidt’s biggest challenge

The back row is the key area for Ireland, and without the powerful flanker something will be missing.

# sean-obrien - Wednesday 1 January, 2014

Who should replace Sean O’Brien in Ireland’s back row? Openside This post contains a poll

Who should replace Sean O’Brien in Ireland’s back row?

With the Tullow Tank looking set to miss the Six Nations, we run the rule over the candidates to fill in.

# sean-obrien - Tuesday 31 December, 2013

‘With Sean out, I’ve an opportunity to stake my claim’ – Chris Henry

The Ulster flanker is hoping to show Ireland coach Joe Schmidt what he can do after returning from a hamstring injury.

# sean-obrien - Monday 30 December, 2013

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7 sporting tweets we’d love to see in 2014

From Seanie’s new contract to Paul Galvin’s love of Pennys.

Shoulder surgery likely to rule Sean O’Brien out of Six Nations

O’Brien set for surgery after injuring his shoulder against Ulster last weekend.

# sean-obrien - Saturday 28 December, 2013

Sean O’Brien a big Six Nations doubt as he dislocates shoulder

The Tullow Tank was left in agony after shipping a match-ending blow.

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