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#Sean O'Brien

# sean-obrien - Monday 15 December, 2014

Leinster’s injury season from hell continues as yet another key ball carrier is ruled out

Rhys Ruddock will miss over a month after injuring his arm.

# sean-obrien - Thursday 20 November, 2014

Win over Australia can prove that Schmidt’s Ireland are a consistent force

Ireland international wing Fergus McFadden is in no doubt that Schmidt has already achieved that goal.

# sean-obrien - Saturday 8 November, 2014

‘Schmidt learned everything he knows coaching Mullingar!’ Twitter reacts to Ireland’s triumph

The sites’ Irish users were largely in ecstasy today.

# sean-obrien - Thursday 6 November, 2014

Sean O’Brien getting back down to the serious business of shoulder rehab

After a month of surgery and a few nutritional discrepancies, the Tullow Tank is thinking about making tracks again.

Ireland well able to carry the ball without me — Sean O’Brien

The injured flanker is looking forward to seeing Sean Cronin getting over the gainline this weekend.

# sean-obrien - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

# sean-obrien - Thursday 23 October, 2014

‘Nobody owns the jersey’ – Ireland’s injuries present opportunities

Joe Schmidt is frustrated not to have key men available, but points to chances for the ‘next tier.’

# sean-obrien - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Here’s how Ireland’s injured XV could line up

And when you can expect to see them back on a rugby field.

# sean-obrien - Monday 13 October, 2014

5 pressing questions for Leinster heading into the Champions Cup

First-choice 10, ball carriers, Conor O’Shea’s exciting ‘Quins, Luke Fitzgerald and Castres’ interest levels.

# sean-obrien - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

Leinster game plan may have ‘different slant’ with O’Brien and Healy out

Head coach Matt O’Connor says the province ‘have to work out a different way to win.’

# sean-obrien - Friday 3 October, 2014

Ruby Walsh grateful for Sean O’Brien’s advice on the road to recovery

Walsh needed surgery in June to reattach three ligaments to his shoulder.

# sean-obrien - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Small comforts: Ireland’s record without Sean O’Brien is actually not that bad

He will be a big loss, but Ireland have coped with his absence since 2012.

‘It’s a dark enough place’ – Kearney feels for O’Brien after latest injury blow

Leinster will look to the likes of Rhys Ruddock to fill the potential ball-carrying deficit created by injuries to O’Brien and Cian Healy.

Sean O’Brien set for five to six months out following shoulder surgery

Leinster coach Matt O’Connor has confirmed that O’Brien will be missing long-term.

# sean-obrien - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

Fresh injury concern for Sean O’Brien as he meets with shoulder specialist

The Leinster openside is seeking further counsel on the injury that keep him out for so much of last season.

# sean-obrien - Monday 29 September, 2014

We’ll Leave It There So: Cody’s anger, ‘drunk’ Donaldson and the rest of today’s sport

Also, the latest on Sean O’Brien’s injury, Paul McGinley suggests his Ryder Cup involvement is at an end and much more.

Leinster hopeful surgery can put ‘ongoing’ Sean O’Brien ankle issue to bed

Coach Richie Murphy took time to give a few more details on the injuries to Cian Healy and Sean O’Brien.

# sean-obrien - Thursday 25 September, 2014

Healy set to miss European games after ‘significant’ hamstring injury

The prop is facing a long layoff but the prognosis is better for Jack McGrath and Sean O’Brien.

# sean-obrien - Friday 29 August, 2014

This is what would happen if Sean O’Brien played American football

This high school football player is an even bigger wrecking ball than the Leinster flanker.

# sean-obrien - Thursday 28 August, 2014

Sean O’Brien fitter, stronger and not the least bit concerned about his shoulder

The flanker is raring to go in a new season after playing only three times in 2014.

# 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

7 ways to live your life like Sean O’Brien Birthday Boy This post contains videos

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.

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