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#poc

# poc - Wednesday 24 November, 2021

Paul O'Connell's influence continues to grow as Ireland's pack dominates
# Analysis
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# Analysis

Paul O'Connell's influence continues to grow as Ireland's pack dominates

Updated Nov 24th 2021, 9:00 AM 33,189 Views 11 Comments

The former Munster and Ireland lock has made a big impact since joining in January.

# poc - Tuesday 9 November, 2021

O'Connell excited by 'dynamic' Ireland pack as coaching journey continues
# Nous
From The42
# Nous

O'Connell excited by 'dynamic' Ireland pack as coaching journey continues

Nov 9th 2021, 6:30 AM 7,605 Views 7 Comments

This time a year ago, O’Connell wasn’t keen on being in involved in the professional game.

# poc - Friday 5 November, 2021

Ireland's XV includes 12 players who came through the Leinster academy
# Production Line
From The42
# Production Line

Ireland's XV includes 12 players who came through the Leinster academy

Nov 5th 2021, 12:53 PM 12,225 Views 20 Comments

The three other starters are natives of New Zealand.

# poc - Thursday 1 July, 2021

Hole-in-one, looking up to POC, and physical battles - Hill's rise to the Lions
# Role Model
From The42
# Role Model

Hole-in-one, looking up to POC, and physical battles - Hill's rise to the Lions

Jul 1st 2021, 10:00 PM 7,947 Views 1 Comment

The England lock gets a start for the Lions this weekend.

# poc - Wednesday 14 April, 2021

O'Connell the perfect fit for Lions if Gatland is going to add 'extra resource'
# Nous
From The42
# Nous

O'Connell the perfect fit for Lions if Gatland is going to add 'extra resource'

Apr 14th 2021, 6:00 AM 8,521 Views 6 Comments

The Lions head coach said they ‘may bring someone else in a little bit later on.’

# poc - Thursday 18 March, 2021

England wary of O'Connell influence ahead of lineout battle with Ireland
# Rugby Brain
From The42
# Rugby Brain

England wary of O'Connell influence ahead of lineout battle with Ireland

Mar 18th 2021, 8:40 AM 8,188 Views 23 Comments

Ireland have made 14 lineout steals so far in this championship.

# poc - Wednesday 10 March, 2021

O'Connell marvels at modern locks Baird and Beirne
# Back Five
From The42
# Back Five

O'Connell marvels at modern locks Baird and Beirne

Mar 10th 2021, 5:03 PM 29,487 Views 29 Comments

‘The place for a workhorse second row that hits rucks all day, I don’t know how long more there is in the game for him.’

# poc - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

'We have to be hard to beat, we can’t give things away and give teams a leg up'
# 6 Nations
From The42
# 6 Nations

'We have to be hard to beat, we can’t give things away and give teams a leg up'

Mar 9th 2021, 3:17 PM 5,441 Views 1 Comment

Paul O’Connell admits it has been a challenge to hold back some detail from Ireland players.

# poc - Thursday 29 October, 2020

Pro coaching 'too full-on' for O'Connell as he enjoys watching Ireland change
# Out Of The Bubble
From The42
# Out Of The Bubble

Pro coaching 'too full-on' for O'Connell as he enjoys watching Ireland change

Oct 29th 2020, 12:00 PM 39,995 Views 5 Comments

The 41-year-old isn’t looking to get back into the game in a permanent coacing role.

# poc - Thursday 20 February, 2020

'Paul is here to observe, share his experience and try to connect with the boys'
# Paulie
From The42
# Paulie

'Paul is here to observe, share his experience and try to connect with the boys'

Feb 20th 2020, 6:00 AM 15,153 Views 3 Comments

Ireland have welcomed Paul O’Connell and former team manager Mick Kearney back into their set-up.

# poc - Friday 19 April, 2019

'I won't be back in the short-term future': Paul O'Connell rules out immediate Munster return
# Au Revoir
From The42
# Au Revoir

'I won't be back in the short-term future': Paul O'Connell rules out immediate Munster return

Apr 19th 2019, 4:08 PM 8,252 Views 7 Comments

The Stade Francais coach said he must gather more experience before a potential return.

# poc - Monday 15 April, 2019

'I wouldn't say yes or no' - Van Graan on prospect of POC and ROG returns
# Brain Power
From The42
# Brain Power

'I wouldn't say yes or no' - Van Graan on prospect of POC and ROG returns

Apr 15th 2019, 8:10 PM 11,858 Views 11 Comments

The Munster boss said O’Gara is ‘possibly the most sought-after coach in the world.’

# poc - Friday 22 March, 2019

O'Connell set to end stint as forwards coach with Stade Francais
# Poc
From The42
# Poc

O'Connell set to end stint as forwards coach with Stade Francais

Mar 22nd 2019, 10:24 AM 14,653 Views 23 Comments

Reports in France say both O’Connell and Mike Prendergast will move from Heyneke Meyer’s backroom team.

# poc - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

O'Connell takes next coaching step as Stade Français look for return to glory
# Irish Abroad
From The42
# Irish Abroad

O'Connell takes next coaching step as Stade Français look for return to glory

Aug 7th 2018, 3:20 PM 15,318 Views 11 Comments

The former Munster and Ireland lock has signed a two-year contract with the Top 14 club.

# poc - Friday 3 August, 2018

Paul O'Connell takes up coaching role with Top 14 side Stade Français
# Paulie
From The42
# Paulie

Paul O'Connell takes up coaching role with Top 14 side Stade Français

Aug 3rd 2018, 3:18 PM 29,543 Views 34 Comments

The Munster and Ireland legend will link up with close friend Mike Prendergast in Paris.

# poc - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

O'Connell wary of overloading U20s with too much information in search of solutions
# Paulie
From The42
# Paulie

O'Connell wary of overloading U20s with too much information in search of solutions

Mar 6th 2018, 6:45 AM 5,494 Views 2 Comments

The Ireland assistant coach says there is so much detail in the modern game that it can often muddle a young player’s thinking.

# poc - Thursday 8 February, 2018

The sky's the limit for Ryan, but O'Kelly stresses importance of durability
# New Blood
From The42
# New Blood

The sky's the limit for Ryan, but O'Kelly stresses importance of durability

Feb 8th 2018, 7:00 AM 9,555 Views 30 Comments

‘Devin Toner doesn’t get injured, he injures people.’

# poc - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

POC 'a huge addition' as ambitious Ireland U20s look to Six Nations
# Future Stars
From The42
# Future Stars

POC 'a huge addition' as ambitious Ireland U20s look to Six Nations

Jan 23rd 2018, 7:59 AM 17,330 Views 3 Comments

Noel McNamara’s squad includes 11 players previously capped at this level.

# poc - Saturday 10 September, 2016

'Expectations are probably realistic in Munster for the first time in a long time'
# Academy Man
From The42
# Academy Man

'Expectations are probably realistic in Munster for the first time in a long time'

Sep 10th 2016, 8:52 AM 17,186 Views 35 Comments

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
# TBC
From The42
# TBC

'It's massively important Joe stays' - POC hoping Schmidt signs

Sep 10th 2016, 6:00 AM 4,343 Views 10 Comments

The former Ireland captain believes Schmidt can stay ahead of the game.

# poc - Friday 3 June, 2016

Paul O'Connell turns down forwards coaching role with Grenoble
# In Demand
From The42
# In Demand

Paul O'Connell turns down forwards coaching role with Grenoble

Jun 3rd 2016, 9:09 AM 10,697 Views 3 Comments

The 36-year-old has yet to make a decision on his future in rugby.

# poc - Wednesday 1 June, 2016

Paul O'Connell has been talking to the IRFU about his coaching future
# Paulie
From The42
# Paulie

Paul O'Connell has been talking to the IRFU about his coaching future

Jun 1st 2016, 8:00 AM 16,158 Views 23 Comments

The 36-year-old former lock has been in discussions with the union.

# poc - Thursday 14 April, 2016

O'Gara and O'Connell want to team up in dream coaching duo
# Legends
From The42
# Legends

O'Gara and O'Connell want to team up in dream coaching duo

Apr 14th 2016, 8:00 AM 33,486 Views 41 Comments

The Racing 92 coach said he is not yet ready for a return to Munster.

# poc - Tuesday 29 March, 2016

Paul O'Connell was keeping a watchful eye on Grenoble training this afternoon
# Paulie
From The42
# Paulie

Paul O'Connell was keeping a watchful eye on Grenoble training this afternoon

Mar 29th 2016, 4:48 PM 25,274 Views 31 Comments

He wasted little time in getting down to business on the training paddock.

# poc - Saturday 26 March, 2016

Paul O'Connell cutting his coaching chops with Grenoble for 'a few days' (or weeks)
# Paulie's Holiday
From The42
# Paulie's Holiday

Paul O'Connell cutting his coaching chops with Grenoble for 'a few days' (or weeks)

Mar 26th 2016, 3:54 PM 11,157 Views 7 Comments

This is not good news for Connacht.

# poc - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

'The smallest things made the biggest difference, he was good at that'
# Poc
From The42
# Poc

'The smallest things made the biggest difference, he was good at that'

Feb 10th 2016, 6:45 AM 6,689 Views 4 Comments

Paul O’Connell remains highly respected by all in the current Ireland squad.

# poc - Thursday 17 December, 2015

POC: Toulon supporters are similar to Munster fans in that they love the team
# Similarities
From The42
# Similarities

POC: Toulon supporters are similar to Munster fans in that they love the team

Dec 17th 2015, 1:00 AM 5,170 Views 14 Comments

The legendary lock sees lots of likenesses between Munster and his new club.

# poc - Wednesday 16 December, 2015

O'Connell hopeful of return early in 2016 as he begins new life in Toulon
# POC In France
From The42
# POC In France

O'Connell hopeful of return early in 2016 as he begins new life in Toulon

Dec 16th 2015, 6:12 PM 10,548 Views 3 Comments

The 36-year-old said he is nervous about his new life with the three-time European champions.

Munster and Ireland legend Paul O'Connell has been unveiled as a Toulon player
# Paulie In Red
From The42
# Paulie In Red

Munster and Ireland legend Paul O'Connell has been unveiled as a Toulon player

Dec 16th 2015, 3:42 PM 29,250 Views 50 Comments

The 36-year-old is currently at his first RCT press conference.

# poc - Monday 2 November, 2015

The 2017 Lions tour 'definitely' isn't part of Paul O'Connell's plans
# Legend
From The42
# Legend

The 2017 Lions tour 'definitely' isn't part of Paul O'Connell's plans

Nov 2nd 2015, 1:56 PM 8,669 Views 5 Comments

The 36-year-old will be focusing on rehabbing his hamstring injury in the short term.

'It's the worst injury pain I've had' - POC could be out for eight months
# Fallen Giant
From The42
# Fallen Giant

'It's the worst injury pain I've had' - POC could be out for eight months

Nov 2nd 2015, 12:48 PM 24,666 Views 9 Comments

The second row will make his move to Toulon in December.

# poc - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

Ireland look for Toner and Henderson to thrive after losing legend O'Connell
# Do It For Paulie
From The42
# Do It For Paulie

Ireland look for Toner and Henderson to thrive after losing legend O'Connell

Oct 13th 2015, 11:59 AM 11,124 Views 19 Comments

There is no doubt Ireland are now a weaker team, but they have strong options in the second row.

# poc - Monday 12 October, 2015

McCarthy set to join Ireland squad after scans confirm O'Connell injury
# Lock Change
From The42
# Lock Change

McCarthy set to join Ireland squad after scans confirm O'Connell injury

Oct 12th 2015, 10:16 PM 35,564 Views 55 Comments

The Ireland captain will need surgery on the hamstring injury he sustained against France.

# poc - Sunday 11 October, 2015

France captain Dusautoir salutes 'warrior' O'Connell after serious injury
# Respect
From The42
# Respect

France captain Dusautoir salutes 'warrior' O'Connell after serious injury

Oct 11th 2015, 9:19 PM 24,577 Views 16 Comments

The Ireland skipper suffered an horrific hamstring injury against the French.

# poc - Saturday 3 October, 2015

Watching the All Blacks struggle last night made POC feel better about 2007
# Paulie's Word
From The42
# Paulie's Word

Watching the All Blacks struggle last night made POC feel better about 2007

Oct 3rd 2015, 12:48 PM 17,456 Views 5 Comments

The Ireland squad have been watching more rugby than ever in what is a superb World Cup.

# poc - Saturday 19 September, 2015

POC: 'There’s a plan to watch the All-Ireland final tomorrow alright!'
# Home Interests
From The42
# Home Interests

POC: 'There’s a plan to watch the All-Ireland final tomorrow alright!'

Sep 19th 2015, 7:07 PM 14,251 Views 21 Comments

The Ireland captain says some of the squad will watch France in action this evening.

# poc - Thursday 17 September, 2015

Paul O'Connell: 'We were like a bunch of guys going on a school tour'
# Giddy
From The42
# Giddy

Paul O'Connell: 'We were like a bunch of guys going on a school tour'

Sep 17th 2015, 4:35 PM 8,645 Views 2 Comments

The Ireland captain is filled with excitement at the prospect of getting the World Cup underway.

# poc - Sunday 6 September, 2015

Analysis: Rory Best was the real star of Paul O'Connell's try in London
# Assist
From The42
# Assist

Analysis: Rory Best was the real star of Paul O'Connell's try in London

Sep 6th 2015, 8:41 PM 10,800 Views 8 Comments

The hooker’s superb rucking opened a hole for the Ireland captain.

# poc - Saturday 5 September, 2015

Ireland captain O'Connell: 'I wouldn't say alarm bells will be ringing'
# Calm
From The42
# Calm

Ireland captain O'Connell: 'I wouldn't say alarm bells will be ringing'

Sep 5th 2015, 5:02 PM 7,484 Views 7 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s men have lost two in a row but the skipper looked composed in Twickenham.

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