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Sean O'Brien

# 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

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.

# sean-obrien - Friday 27 December, 2013

Kearney, McCarthy and O’Brien return for Leinster, nine changes for Ulster

Six of Mark Anscombe’s seven starting backs are Irish internationals.

# sean-obrien - Wednesday 25 December, 2013

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23 of the most intense rugby photos in 2013

Another year of laying it on the line for those vital inches.

# sean-obrien - Monday 23 December, 2013

9 of Carlow’s best sporting moments in 2013

Sean O’Brien is from Tullow, you know.

# sean-obrien - Monday 16 December, 2013

‘O’Brien dearly missed as Saints won every single collision’ – Shane Byrne

The former Leinster hooker believes Leo Cullen would have made a massive difference in the province’s home defeat.

# sean-obrien - Thursday 12 December, 2013

O’Brien and Heaslip ‘need to make a decision’ – O’Connor

The Leinster back row pairing’s futures remain unresolved as the IRFU attempts to beat off the advances of Top 14 clubs.

# sean-obrien - Sunday 8 December, 2013

Is Sean O’Brien a jockey at heart? It’s the sporting tweets of the week Twittersphere This post contains images

Is Sean O’Brien a jockey at heart? It’s the sporting tweets of the week

Also featuring Andy Lee, Serena Williams, Dan Martin and Mount Leinster Rangers.

# sean-obrien - Saturday 30 November, 2013

Gordon D’Arcy’s beard and Zlatan’s proud mum: It’s the week in comments

‘Good luck against the All Blacks young lad’

# sean-obrien - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

Here are the three players that delivered for Ireland this November

Many Irish players had two decent performances but not many made an impact in all three outings.

# sean-obrien - Monday 25 November, 2013

Analysis: Two minutes of hell for Ireland against the All Blacks

We take a detailed look at the passage of play that led to the Kiwis’ heartbreaking late try.

Angry O’Brien calls on players to ‘grow up, know what’s expected in an Ireland jersey’

‘We can be proud of our performance against the World Champions, but it still wasn’t good enough’, says the Tullow Tank.

# sean-obrien - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

David Wallace: I would love to see Sean O’Brien at No.8 with licence to play

The former Ireland openside admits his thinking is wishful but believes Joe Schmidt should utilise the Tullow Tank’s explosive power.

# sean-obrien - Friday 15 November, 2013

Ireland v Australia: 3 key battles to make November a success for Schmidt

Youth, experience and returning number 10s. This game better start soon.

# sean-obrien - Monday 11 November, 2013

O’Brien and O’Connell raring to go as Plumtree praises Irish pack

The Kiwi forwards coach was delighted with the solid setpiece work of his charges.

# sean-obrien - Monday 4 November, 2013

Keith Earls ruled out of Samoa game with knee problem

Meanwhile, Paul O’Connell, Robbie Henshaw and Sean O’Brien are set to take a full part in training tomorrow.

# sean-obrien - Saturday 2 November, 2013

Here are the 12 Irish rugby stars out of contract in 2014

The IRFU’s negotiating team will have their work cut out for them over the next five months.

# sean-obrien - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

Finding back row balance is key to Ireland’s November hopes

Joe Schmidt has a number of options to choose from at the back of the scrum.

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