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# Paulie

Last year
O'Connell believes Ireland inspired the nation despite World Cup exit
'I think we present a big physical challenge' - Paul O'Connell
'They're further down the track than any Irish team I played in'
'Paulie said to me, ‘It’s box office’' - Irish forwards primed for RWC
'The harder it is, the better... I was happy Atonio wasn’t sent off'
All time
O'Connell: Back in my time, we didn't have many guys with these athletic profiles
'One of the big things I’ve noticed about Irish players, they’re so conscientious about getting better'
Paul O'Connell's influence continues to grow as Ireland's pack dominates
Ulster determined to 'take step forward' insists Rob Herring
'He's really lifted everyone up' - O'Connell keeping Ireland's standards in check
'We have to be hard to beat, we can’t give things away and give teams a leg up'
'Paul is going to add to any environment' - Farrell backs O'Connell to make quick impact with Ireland
Pro coaching 'too full-on' for O'Connell as he enjoys watching Ireland change
Quiz: How's your knowledge of Paul O'Connell-related trivia?
'If you messed up in lineouts there was a death stare. That's the worst'
'Paul is here to observe, share his experience and try to connect with the boys'
'I'm gutted for him' - Paulie and BOD lament Schmidt's cruel swansong
O'Connell set to end stint as forwards coach with Stade Francais
'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 takes up coaching role with Top 14 side Stade Français
O'Connell wary of overloading U20s with too much information in search of solutions
Win the moment: 5 lessons in mental strength and high performance from Paul O'Connell
'He loves Munster': Van Graan hopeful of future coaching role for Paul O'Connell
Paul O'Connell's coaching career off to a winning start at Thomond Park
It's a year to the day since Paul O'Connell's brilliant career ended in agony
Paul O'Connell arrives in Minnesota to deliver motivational speech to Darren Clarke's Europe
'Expectations are probably realistic in Munster for the first time in a long time'
'It's massively important Joe stays' - POC hoping Schmidt signs
O'Connell returns to Munster in academy advisory role
Paul O'Connell turns down forwards coaching role with Grenoble
Paul O'Connell has been talking to the IRFU about his coaching future
Paul O'Connell was keeping a watchful eye on Grenoble training this afternoon
We'll Leave It There So: Paulie retires, Seanie returns and all today's sport
True legend, role model, irreplaceable - the rugby world salutes Paul O'Connell
Paul O'Connell will have an autobiography out for Christmas
Was a dream farewell too much to ask for 'Gladiator' Paul O'Connell?
Born in England, uncapped by Ireland but still asked to be captain - The Rob Saunders story
Why Paul O'Connell deserves to be named RTÉ Sports Person of the Year
Munster and Ireland legend Paul O'Connell has been unveiled as a Toulon player
Paul O’Connell dreaming of a Christmas that's anything but light