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Friday 2 June 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Paulie

This year
# Paulie
'The harder it is, the better... I was happy Atonio wasn’t sent off'
Ireland forwards coach Paul O’Connell is a huge influence behind the scenes.
Last year
# Paulie
O'Connell: Back in my time, we didn't have many guys with these athletic profiles
Paul O’Connell says he has been ‘blown away’ by the standard and attitude of the players in the Emerging Ireland squad.
# Paulie
'One of the big things I’ve noticed about Irish players, they’re so conscientious about getting better'
Ireland forwards coach Paul O’Connell is currently helping the squad prepare for a 12 March date with England at Twickenham.
All time
# Analysis
Paul O'Connell's influence continues to grow as Ireland's pack dominates
The former Munster and Ireland lock has made a big impact since joining in January.
# Euro Vision
Ulster determined to 'take step forward' insists Rob Herring
Ulster face Quins at The Stoop on Sunday.
# Paulie
'He's really lifted everyone up' - O'Connell keeping Ireland's standards in check
Iain Henderson says the Ireland squad have benefitted from having a fresh pair of eyes in the coaching team.
# 6 Nations
'We have to be hard to beat, we can’t give things away and give teams a leg up'
Paul O’Connell admits it has been a challenge to hold back some detail from Ireland players.
# Paulie
'Paul is going to add to any environment' - Farrell backs O'Connell to make quick impact with Ireland
Ireland head coach Andy Farrell says Paul O’Connell has been brought on board ‘to be himself’.
# Out of the bubble
Pro coaching 'too full-on' for O'Connell as he enjoys watching Ireland change
The 41-year-old isn’t looking to get back into the game in a permanent coacing role.
# quizzical specimen
Quiz: How's your knowledge of Paul O'Connell-related trivia?
Knowledge of Limerick, Munster and other teams with a prominent ‘M’ is essential.
# standards
'If you messed up in lineouts there was a death stare. That's the worst'
Paul O’Connell has returned to Ireland camp this week.
# Paulie
'Paul is here to observe, share his experience and try to connect with the boys'
Ireland have welcomed Paul O’Connell and former team manager Mick Kearney back into their set-up.
# legacy
'I'm gutted for him' - Paulie and BOD lament Schmidt's cruel swansong
‘Look at what he’s done for Ireland over the past six or seven years,’ says Brian O’Driscoll.
# poc
O'Connell set to end stint as forwards coach with Stade Francais
Reports in France say both O’Connell and Mike Prendergast will move from Heyneke Meyer’s backroom team.
# le paulie
'I was a technical and quite an emotional player as well, and I'd like to be the same as a coach'
Paul O’Connell on finding his way in coaching at Stade Francais.
# Paulie
Paul O'Connell takes up coaching role with Top 14 side Stade Français
The Munster and Ireland legend will link up with close friend Mike Prendergast in Paris.
# Paulie
O'Connell wary of overloading U20s with too much information in search of solutions
The Ireland assistant coach says there is so much detail in the modern game that it can often muddle a young player’s thinking.
# manic presentation
Win the moment: 5 lessons in mental strength and high performance from Paul O'Connell
It’s about more than manic aggression.
# Fear of God
'He loves Munster': Van Graan hopeful of future coaching role for Paul O'Connell
Van Graan and Paulie sat down last week to discuss the Ireland legend’s coaching ambitions.
# Next generation
Paul O'Connell's coaching career off to a winning start at Thomond Park
The former Ireland captain watched on as a Munster Development XV ran in five tries this afternoon.
# ham-iversary
It's a year to the day since Paul O'Connell's brilliant career ended in agony
“It wasn’t a bad way to go out,” says the legendary lock now that his hamstring injury has healed.
# Mr Motivator
Paul O'Connell arrives in Minnesota to deliver motivational speech to Darren Clarke's Europe
European captain Clarke is hoping to tap into O’Connell’s extraordinary leadership qualities.
# Academy Man
'Expectations are probably realistic in Munster for the first time in a long time'
Paul O’Connell feels a top-four finish would be a fine season for the province.
'It's massively important Joe stays' - POC hoping Schmidt signs
The former Ireland captain believes Schmidt can stay ahead of the game.
# Paulie
O'Connell returns to Munster in academy advisory role
The former Irish captain joins the province in a part-time role.
# In Demand
Paul O'Connell turns down forwards coaching role with Grenoble
The 36-year-old has yet to make a decision on his future in rugby.
# Paulie
Paul O'Connell has been talking to the IRFU about his coaching future
The 36-year-old former lock has been in discussions with the union.
# Paulie
Paul O'Connell was keeping a watchful eye on Grenoble training this afternoon
He wasted little time in getting down to business on the training paddock.
# Tuesday
We'll Leave It There So: Paulie retires, Seanie returns and all today's sport
Davy Fitzgerald, Rafael Dos Anjos and Jamie Carragher were all in the news as well.
# Paulie
True legend, role model, irreplaceable - the rugby world salutes Paul O'Connell
The Munster and Irish rugby great has hung up his boots.
# good luck with the book
Paul O'Connell will have an autobiography out for Christmas
Alan English is working with former Ireland star.
# Limerick Leader
Was a dream farewell too much to ask for 'Gladiator' Paul O'Connell?
What he did in his career, will echo in Irish Rugby eternity.
# Ireland's call
Born in England, uncapped by Ireland but still asked to be captain - The Rob Saunders story
Saunders reign as Ireland captain was short-lived but eventful
# king poc
Why Paul O'Connell deserves to be named RTÉ Sports Person of the Year
Until the veteran lock tore the hamstring off the bone for his country, Ireland was having an incredibly good 2015.
# Paulie in Red
Munster and Ireland legend Paul O'Connell has been unveiled as a Toulon player
The 36-year-old is currently at his first RCT press conference.
# Interview
Paul O’Connell dreaming of a Christmas that's anything but light
The lock will be free of the pressure of imminent games, but hopes to be fully immersed in his rehab programme.
# An Irishman Abroad
'There's a lot of similarities between Munster and Toulon' - Paulie looking forward to French journey
The former Ireland skipper is anxious but excited about his family’s big move.
# ThanksPaulie
Ireland fans are planning a fifth-minute ovation for Paul O'Connell today
What do you think of the idea? We may have helped it along.
# The Great One
Ireland's squad must move on but working with O'Connell was 'a privilege'
The likes of Devin Toner and Donnacha Ryan will be asked to compensate for the loss.
# do it for paulie
Ireland look for Toner and Henderson to thrive after losing legend O'Connell
There is no doubt Ireland are now a weaker team, but they have strong options in the second row.