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Lowry on fire but US in command against Europe in pursuit of Ryder Cup
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# Ryder Cup

Lowry on fire but US in command against Europe in pursuit of Ryder Cup

Updated 4 hours ago 25,032 Views 42 Comments

The United States hold an 11-5 advantage.

Supply and demand: What's behind the surge in Irish and European energy prices this year?
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# Energy Crisis

Supply and demand: What's behind the surge in Irish and European energy prices this year?

4 hours ago 4,483 Views 9 Comments
  • Demand for gas and electricity has surged this year as economies reopened and businesses ramped back up.
  • European benchmark gas prices have tripled as a result.
  • The problems have been exacerbated in Ireland by the temporary closure of two gas-fired power stations.
PSG win without Messi ahead of Man City showdown
# Ligue 1
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# Ligue 1

PSG win without Messi ahead of Man City showdown

5 hours ago 1,618 Views 1 Comment

They have won eight matches out of eight in Ligue 1.

Ukraine's Usyk dethrones Joshua as world heavyweight champion
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# Upset

Ukraine's Usyk dethrones Joshua as world heavyweight champion

5 hours ago 8,429 Views 23 Comments

Oleksandr Usyk triumphed 117-112, 116-112 and 115-113 on the scorecards.

Real Madrid frustrated by Villarreal after Atletico suffer shock loss to Alaves From The42

Real Madrid frustrated by Villarreal after Atletico suffer shock loss to Alaves

6 hours ago 1,666 Views 1 Comment

Atletico Madrid’s poor start to the season continued.

Jurgen Klopp admits Brentford were worthy of their point in ‘wild’ 3-3 draw
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# Unbeaten

Jurgen Klopp admits Brentford were worthy of their point in ‘wild’ 3-3 draw

6 hours ago 2,847 Views 3 Comments

Mohamed Salah scored his 100th Premier League goal for Liverpool.

Quiz: How much do you know about electricity?
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# Zap

Quiz: How much do you know about electricity?

6 hours ago 19,429 Views 18 Comments

Buzzzz.

Casey: ‘It is about time we brought a trophy back here’
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# New Kid On The Block

Casey: ‘It is about time we brought a trophy back here’

6 hours ago 6,263 Views 3 Comments

Player of the match Craig Casey has backed his Munster team-mates to end the province’s 10-year trophy drought.

Casey shines on a night when Zebo, Snyman and Munster's fans returned to Thomond Park
# Zeebs
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# Zeebs

Casey shines on a night when Zebo, Snyman and Munster's fans returned to Thomond Park

7 hours ago 21,553 Views 17 Comments

Munster scored six tries to beat the Sharks at Thomond Park this evening.

'Devastating. It's hugely heartbreaking' - Ireland boss Griggs after World Cup dream dies
# Gutting
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# Gutting

'Devastating. It's hugely heartbreaking' - Ireland boss Griggs after World Cup dream dies

7 hours ago 7,035 Views 1 Comment

Scotland ended their bid with the very last kick of the European qualifying tournament.

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

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

Jul 1st 2021, 10:00 PM 7,932 Views 1 Comment

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

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

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

Apr 14th 2021, 6:00 AM 8,499 Views 6 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 18th 2021, 8:40 AM 8,159 Views 23 Comments

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

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

O'Connell marvels at modern locks Baird and Beirne

Mar 10th 2021, 5:03 PM 29,445 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.’

'We have to be hard to beat, we can’t give things away and give teams a leg up'
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# 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 5,400 Views 1 Comment

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

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

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

Oct 29th 2020, 12:00 PM 39,944 Views 5 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 20th 2020, 6:00 AM 15,138 Views 3 Comments

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

'I won't be back in the short-term future': Paul O'Connell rules out immediate Munster return
# Au Revoir
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# 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 8,214 Views 7 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 15th 2019, 8:10 PM 11,825 Views 11 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 22nd 2019, 10:24 AM 14,643 Views 23 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 7th 2018, 3:20 PM 15,286 Views 11 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 3rd 2018, 3:18 PM 29,511 Views 34 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 6th 2018, 6:45 AM 5,476 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.

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

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

Feb 8th 2018, 7:00 AM 9,530 Views 30 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 23rd 2018, 7:59 AM 17,303 Views 3 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 10th 2016, 8:52 AM 17,168 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
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# TBC

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

Sep 10th 2016, 6:00 AM 4,319 Views 10 Comments

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

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

Paul O'Connell turns down forwards coaching role with Grenoble

Jun 3rd 2016, 9:09 AM 10,669 Views 3 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 1st 2016, 8:00 AM 16,135 Views 23 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 14th 2016, 8:00 AM 33,470 Views 41 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 29th 2016, 4:48 PM 25,247 Views 30 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 26th 2016, 3:54 PM 11,143 Views 7 Comments

This is not good news for Connacht.

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

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

Feb 10th 2016, 6:45 AM 6,676 Views 4 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 17th 2015, 1:00 AM 5,140 Views 14 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 16th 2015, 6:12 PM 10,535 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
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# Paulie In Red

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

Dec 16th 2015, 3:42 PM 29,209 Views 49 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 2nd 2015, 1:56 PM 8,650 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
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# Fallen Giant

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

Nov 2nd 2015, 12:48 PM 24,533 Views 9 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 13th 2015, 11:59 AM 11,101 Views 19 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 12th 2015, 10:16 PM 35,545 Views 55 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 11th 2015, 9:19 PM 24,560 Views 16 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 3rd 2015, 12:48 PM 17,440 Views 4 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 19th 2015, 7:07 PM 14,228 Views 21 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 17th 2015, 4:35 PM 8,634 Views 2 Comments

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

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 10,786 Views 8 Comments

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

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 7,474 Views 7 Comments

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

Analysis: Should this have been a penalty against Paul O'Connell?
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# You're The Ref

Analysis: Should this have been a penalty against Paul O'Connell?

Aug 31st 2015, 9:12 AM 17,867 Views 13 Comments

The Ireland captain was penalised for clearing Justin Tipuric out around the neck.

O'Connell 'embarrassed' by incredible reception after Wales defeat
# ThanksPaulie
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# ThanksPaulie

O'Connell 'embarrassed' by incredible reception after Wales defeat

Aug 29th 2015, 9:30 PM 37,990 Views 23 Comments

The Ireland captain made his final international appearance on home soil.

Toner taking care of Ireland's basics as Ryan and Henderson push at lock
# Engine Room
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# Engine Room

Toner taking care of Ireland's basics as Ryan and Henderson push at lock

Aug 20th 2015, 9:59 AM 6,733 Views 15 Comments

The Leinster second row has been working hard to improve his rucking in recent years.

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