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This month
July 2024
'Rassie seems to enjoy doing the media stuff. We haven’t paid a lot of attention'
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'
'The harder it is, the better... I was happy Atonio wasn’t sent off'
All time
Immense performance from POC's Irish forwards at heart of win over Boks
Paul O'Connell's influence continues to grow as Ireland's pack dominates
O'Connell excited by 'dynamic' Ireland pack as coaching journey continues
Ireland's XV includes 12 players who came through the Leinster academy
Hole-in-one, looking up to POC, and physical battles - Hill's rise to the Lions
O'Connell the perfect fit for Lions if Gatland is going to add 'extra resource'
England wary of O'Connell influence ahead of lineout battle with Ireland
O'Connell marvels at modern locks Baird and Beirne
'We have to be hard to beat, we can’t give things away and give teams a leg up'
Pro coaching 'too full-on' for O'Connell as he enjoys watching Ireland change
'Paul is here to observe, share his experience and try to connect with the boys'
'I won't be back in the short-term future': Paul O'Connell rules out immediate Munster return
'I wouldn't say yes or no' - Van Graan on prospect of POC and ROG returns
O'Connell set to end stint as forwards coach with Stade Francais
O'Connell takes next coaching step as Stade Français look for return to glory
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
The sky's the limit for Ryan, but O'Kelly stresses importance of durability
POC 'a huge addition' as ambitious Ireland U20s look to Six Nations
'Expectations are probably realistic in Munster for the first time in a long time'
'It's massively important Joe stays' - POC hoping Schmidt signs
Paul O'Connell turns down forwards coaching role with Grenoble
Paul O'Connell has been talking to the IRFU about his coaching future
O'Gara and O'Connell want to team up in dream coaching duo
Paul O'Connell was keeping a watchful eye on Grenoble training this afternoon
Paul O'Connell cutting his coaching chops with Grenoble for 'a few days' (or weeks)
'The smallest things made the biggest difference, he was good at that'
POC: Toulon supporters are similar to Munster fans in that they love the team
O'Connell hopeful of return early in 2016 as he begins new life in Toulon
Munster and Ireland legend Paul O'Connell has been unveiled as a Toulon player
The 2017 Lions tour 'definitely' isn't part of Paul O'Connell's plans
'It's the worst injury pain I've had' - POC could be out for eight months
Ireland look for Toner and Henderson to thrive after losing legend O'Connell
McCarthy set to join Ireland squad after scans confirm O'Connell injury
France captain Dusautoir salutes 'warrior' O'Connell after serious injury