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This year
'When a massive club like Munster come looking for you, it's hard to say no'
24-year-old Exeter centre Sean O’Brien has enjoyed a strong run of form recently.
'Do I think Ireland will get past a World Cup quarter-final? Yes, I do'
Seán O’Brien feels there is still change ahead in Andy Farrell’s squad.
Scotland are 'a different animal nowadays,' warns Seán O'Brien
The Leinster contact skills coach believes Ireland can handle the mental challenge.
Last year
Ex-Ireland back row Sean O'Brien's plan to return for Tullow denied
The 35-year-old was hoping to star for his home team in junior club rugby.
All time
SOB, Furlong and many more - Leinster Youths system producing major talent
Leinster senior debutants Jamie Osborne, Marcus Hanan, and Tim Corkery are the most recent evidence.
Exeter confirm the signing of centre Sean O'Brien from Connacht
The 23-year-old had impressed for the western province in recent times.
'Players are in the public spotlight, they have to behave accordingly'
Ireland international Sean O’Brien was sanctioned by the IRFU last month for inappropriate behaviour.
'He’s a ledge' - O'Brien's time in Ireland comes to a cruel end
The 32-year-old back row was ruled out of the World Cup due to a hip injury.
Ireland's Sean O'Brien has been ruled out of the World Cup
The 32-year-old will undergo hip surgery and miss six months of action.
'His last memory now with Leinster will be lifting the trophy'
Leinster captain Johnny Sexton handed the Pro14 trophy to Sean O’Brien in Glasgow.
Emotional O'Brien returning to his best as sun begins to set on Leinster career
Leo Cullen hailed the flanker’s ‘exceptional’ contribution against Toulouse.
'There's been a few tears shed' - O'Brien hopes to play for Ireland after move
The 32-year-old will join London Irish after this year’s World Cup.
Toner to miss rest of Six Nations as O'Brien sits out Ireland's captain's run
Meanwhile, Munster boss Johann van Graan is with Ireland in Edinburgh.
Ireland back row Sean O'Brien to join London Irish after World Cup
The deal could be officially announced as early as next week.
From news reports to church hymns: Here's what makes Irish people cry at Christmas
‘Yep, I’m crying again.’
Leavy impresses on audition for seven shirt after luckless SOB injury
O’Brien’s first-half broken arm opened the door for his Leinster team-mate to shine.
'He's gutted' - O'Brien breaks his arm during Ireland's win over Argentina
The 31-year-old suffered the injury in the first half at the Aviva Stadium.
'Tough dude' Sean O'Brien set to bring an edge to Ireland's pack
The 31-year-old Tullow man is back in Ireland’s seven shirt after a year-long absence.
'He's been through a tough time, but it's great to see him back out there'
Seán O’Brien is back and ready to win his 52nd cap for Ireland this weekend, 12 months after his last.
'Of course I would be pissed off': O'Brien eyes return to Ireland squad
The Leinster flanker is set to feature in his fifth straight game this weekend, as he continues to build up his fitness.
'When I'm as fit as I can be and in as good form as I can be, I back myself to play'
After making his long-awaited comeback in Galway, Sean O’Brien is relishing the prospect of a first start in five months against Munster.
'That's where you're getting so much punishment - three massive free shots'
Sean O’Brien is making his way back from a shoulder injury and wants jackaling players to be protected.
Sean O'Brien underwent surgery on his shoulder today
Leinster head coach Leo Cullen revealed that the flanker required a procedure on the issue this morning.
Leinster rate O'Brien 50-50 for Scarlets, but Henshaw and Conan to train fully ahead of semi-final
Luke McGrath also remains a major doubt for Leinster and so Leo Cullen and Stuart Lancaster could be forced to drop James Lowe or Scott Fardy.
'I need those games' - SOB keen on Australia tour after missing Grand Slam
The 31-year-old expects to return for Leinster next week against Benetton.
'There's no long-lasting damage I'm aware of': Cullen hopeful on Sean O'Brien's shoulder injury
‘Bang on the shoulder’ forced Sean O’Brien off after just 27 minutes of his comeback.
Outlook on Henshaw not promising but SOB closes in on Ireland return
Joe Schmidt says Ireland are ‘hopeful’ that Tadhg Furlong will be fit to face Wales.
8 celebrity splits in 2017 that I refuse to come to terms with
The year loved died over and over again.
Sean O'Brien belting out Westlife on the Lions tour just sums up Irish people on holiday
Because it has to be done.
Sean O'Brien set for scan after shoulder injury in Lions' draw
Meanwhile, Warren Gatland confirmed that Alun Wyn Jones passed his HIA.
'We're seeing the best of him' - O'Brien making his mark in New Zealand
All Blacks openside Sam Cane has big respect for the Irishman.
'Sean is a tough but fair player' - O'Brien boost is huge for the Lions
The Ireland openside will now prepare to perform on the biggest stage for the Lions.
Sean O'Brien cleared to play in third Lions Test as citing is dismissed
The Ireland flanker’s hearing in Wellington lasted almost three hours.
Sean O'Brien cited for a swinging arm against the All Blacks
The Lions openside could now miss the third and decisive Test in Auckland.
Warren Gatland was impressed with the 'outstanding' Sean O'Brien
Peter O’Mahony also made a big impression in the back row.
Delayed by a calf strain, Tullow's finest ready to hit Lions tour like a tank
Sean O’Brien has a big opportunity against the Crusaders on Saturday.
'I suppose you’ve more of a license playing with Leinster than at international level'
Sean O’Brien is enjoying Leinster’s brand of rugby under Leo Cullen and Stuart Lancaster.
A little moment that underlines Peter O'Mahony's leadership credentials
The Munster back row is a strong candidate to be the next Ireland captain.
O'Brien happy with the 'dirty work' as he looks to hit his peak for Ireland
The 30-year-old openside has been steadily growing in form in the Six Nations.
'If the shoe was on the other foot I'd probably be a bit peeved too'
Sean O’Brien has got the number seven jersey back and he wants to do it justice this weekend.