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SOB: 'It was probably immature, thinking I could get away with that'
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# Mindset

SOB: 'It was probably immature, thinking I could get away with that'

Aug 19th 2015, 7:15 AM 19,210 Views 4 Comments

The Ireland and Leinster back row says his professionalism has totally changed since the 2011 World Cup.

Sean O'Brien was an absolute beast at the breakdown against Scotland
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# Tullow Tank

Sean O'Brien was an absolute beast at the breakdown against Scotland

Aug 17th 2015, 3:03 PM 11,437 Views 13 Comments

These four turnovers from the Ireland captain showed his quality on the deck.

The Tullow Tank is delighted to be captaining Ireland for the first time
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# Sob

The Tullow Tank is delighted to be captaining Ireland for the first time

Aug 14th 2015, 2:45 PM 7,562 Views 19 Comments

Leinster’s Sean O’Brien is at number eight for tomorrow’s clash with Scotland.

'Cian is a chirpy and happy fella... you don’t want to get him mad!'
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# Captain O'Brien

'Cian is a chirpy and happy fella... you don’t want to get him mad!'

Aug 14th 2015, 1:21 PM 7,139 Views 3 Comments

Sean O’Brien says the Ireland prop as maintained a positive attitude during rehab.

Pressure off, O'Brien feels Leinster can 'go out and just play' this weekend
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# Tullow Tank

Pressure off, O'Brien feels Leinster can 'go out and just play' this weekend

May 15th 2015, 11:20 AM 5,714 Views 22 Comments

Carlow’s finest back row highlighted the excellent work IRUPA are doing for players in Ireland.

'I felt strong again' - The Tullow Tank is back to his rampaging best
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# Sob

'I felt strong again' - The Tullow Tank is back to his rampaging best

Mar 22nd 2015, 7:00 AM 8,667 Views 2 Comments

Sean O’Brien was man of the match as Ireland secured a second consecutive Six Nations title.

Sean O'Brien delivers one of the best clear-outs you're likely to see this season
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# Tullow Tank

Sean O'Brien delivers one of the best clear-outs you're likely to see this season

Feb 15th 2015, 5:21 PM 22,691 Views 23 Comments

The 28-year-old openside provided one of the outstanding individual moments of yesterday’s game.

Birthday boy O'Brien relieved to survive late French onslaught
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# Back With A Bang

Birthday boy O'Brien relieved to survive late French onslaught

Feb 14th 2015, 9:49 PM 11,691 Views 5 Comments

“You’re just getting up and trying to find a blue shirt.”

Schmidt set to start O'Brien against France as Healy returns to Ireland bench
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# Big Names

Schmidt set to start O'Brien against France as Healy returns to Ireland bench

Feb 10th 2015, 7:21 PM 11,725 Views 50 Comments

Key men Johnny Sexton and Jamie Heaslip are also ready to be restored to the starting XV.

O'Brien set to train tomorrow after 'minor' hamstring issue, Rory Best dealing with concussion
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# Tullow Tank

O'Brien set to train tomorrow after 'minor' hamstring issue, Rory Best dealing with concussion

Feb 9th 2015, 1:58 PM 6,293 Views 6 Comments

Jamie Heaslip and Cian Healy are expected to return to the setup for this weekend’s clash with France.

Schmidt hopeful that O'Brien will face France after hamstring 'twinge'
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# Tullow Tank

Schmidt hopeful that O'Brien will face France after hamstring 'twinge'

Feb 7th 2015, 6:07 PM 8,434 Views 18 Comments

Ireland’s openside flanker was ruled out before kick-off in Rome this afternoon.

11 essential phrases to bluff your way through the Six Nations
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# Dat Sport

11 essential phrases to bluff your way through the Six Nations

Feb 7th 2015, 1:00 PM 6,332 Views 2 Comments

Here’s the comprehensive guide to bumbling your way through Ireland matches over the next couple of months.

'I'd feel confident of doing the job' - O'Brien raring to go for Six Nations
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# Tullow Tank

'I'd feel confident of doing the job' - O'Brien raring to go for Six Nations

Jan 30th 2015, 10:31 PM 6,325 Views 2 Comments

The Leinster back row got through 50 minutes of impressive action on his return from injury.

Sean O'Brien: 'I'm not going to go out like Tarzan and run around like a headless chicken'
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# Big Game Hunter

Sean O'Brien: 'I'm not going to go out like Tarzan and run around like a headless chicken'

Jan 30th 2015, 8:00 AM 14,124 Views 27 Comments

Ireland’s powerful openside is patiently following the road to recovery, so probably won’t be travelling to Rome for the Six Nations opener.

Schmidt hopeful that O'Brien will be 'involved in first half' of Six Nations
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# Tullow Tank

Schmidt hopeful that O'Brien will be 'involved in first half' of Six Nations

Jan 28th 2015, 2:00 PM 5,436 Views 12 Comments

There was positive news on Conor Murray too, with the Ireland coach ‘quietly confident’ the scrum-half will play against Italy.

Sean O'Brien and Cian Healy to return to contact training within three weeks
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# Bash Brothers

Sean O'Brien and Cian Healy to return to contact training within three weeks

Jan 6th 2015, 5:59 PM 6,347 Views 12 Comments

The Six Nations is just under five weeks away.

'It's a dark enough place' - Kearney feels for O'Brien after latest injury blow
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# Tullow Tank

'It's a dark enough place' - Kearney feels for O'Brien after latest injury blow

Oct 2nd 2014, 2:49 PM 4,678 Views 10 Comments

Leinster will look to the likes of Rhys Ruddock to fill the potential ball-carrying deficit created by injuries to O’Brien and Cian Healy.

Fresh injury concern for Sean O'Brien as he meets with shoulder specialist
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# Unlucky 7

Fresh injury concern for Sean O'Brien as he meets with shoulder specialist

Sep 30th 2014, 5:55 PM 5,430 Views 9 Comments

The Leinster openside is seeking further counsel on the injury that keep him out for so much of last season.

Leinster hopeful surgery can put ‘ongoing’ Sean O’Brien ankle issue to bed
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# Tullow Tank

Leinster hopeful surgery can put ‘ongoing’ Sean O’Brien ankle issue to bed

Sep 29th 2014, 2:09 PM 10,190 Views 3 Comments

Coach Richie Murphy took time to give a few more details on the injuries to Cian Healy and Sean O’Brien.

Sean O'Brien fitter, stronger and not the least bit concerned about his shoulder
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# Tullow Tank

Sean O'Brien fitter, stronger and not the least bit concerned about his shoulder

Aug 28th 2014, 12:02 AM 7,124 Views 6 Comments

The flanker is raring to go in a new season after playing only three times in 2014.

Irish provinces strong enough for Champions Cup success - O'Brien
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# Tullow Tank

Irish provinces strong enough for Champions Cup success - O'Brien

Jul 11th 2014, 6:26 PM 7,008 Views 14 Comments

The 27-year-old is fit, fresh and motivated ahead of a new season with Leinster and Ireland.

Sean O'Brien played Junior B football for Carlow's Fighting Cocks last night
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# Tullow Tank

Sean O'Brien played Junior B football for Carlow's Fighting Cocks last night

Jun 3rd 2014, 10:17 AM 16,303 Views 10 Comments

Pity the poor lad that got landed with the man-marking job.

O'Brien: 'I'd have been hoping to play against Toulon if I was pushing it!'
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# Tullow Tank

O'Brien: 'I'd have been hoping to play against Toulon if I was pushing it!'

May 13th 2014, 7:30 AM 4,005 Views 1 Comment

The Leinster back row admits to some trepidation on his comeback last weekend, but is nonetheless raring for action.

Schmidt's Ireland believe they can be a world rugby 'superpower', says envious Sean O'Brien
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# Six Nations

Schmidt's Ireland believe they can be a world rugby 'superpower', says envious Sean O'Brien

Mar 11th 2014, 8:00 AM 24,505 Views 30 Comments

Ireland no longer satisfied with “just competing,” says injured flanker ahead of Six Nations decider.

Tullow Tank to miss Cheltenham as trainer case adjourned
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# Cheltfest2014

Tullow Tank to miss Cheltenham as trainer case adjourned

Feb 20th 2014, 2:05 PM 1,842 Views 0 Comments

Philip Fenton’s court case for alleged possession of anabolic steroids is ongoing.

Joe Schmidt reveals Sean O'Brien's season may be over
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# Late Late

Joe Schmidt reveals Sean O'Brien's season may be over

Jan 10th 2014, 10:55 PM 20,830 Views 38 Comments

The Ireland coach told Ryan Tubridy the back-row could be out for at least four months.

Snapshot: Sean O'Brien is lending a hand to Carlow's senior footballers
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# Grassroots

Snapshot: Sean O'Brien is lending a hand to Carlow's senior footballers

Jan 8th 2014, 10:25 PM 24,813 Views 7 Comments

The lure of inter-county football is surely far stronger than Toulon.

Sean O'Brien a big Six Nations doubt as he dislocates shoulder
# Tullow Tank
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# Tullow Tank

Sean O'Brien a big Six Nations doubt as he dislocates shoulder

Dec 28th 2013, 8:24 PM 19,128 Views 24 Comments

The Tullow Tank was left in agony after shipping a match-ending blow.

Angry O'Brien calls on players to 'grow up, know what's expected in an Ireland jersey'
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# Openside

Angry O'Brien calls on players to 'grow up, know what's expected in an Ireland jersey'

Nov 25th 2013, 8:00 AM 41,367 Views 84 Comments

‘We can be proud of our performance against the World Champions, but it still wasn’t good enough’, says the Tullow Tank.

Irish injury worries mount as Sean O'Brien pulls out of Leinster match
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# Tullow Tank

Irish injury worries mount as Sean O'Brien pulls out of Leinster match

Oct 26th 2013, 6:53 PM 4,778 Views 0 Comments

The flanker is the third senior Ireland player to be pulled from a starting line-up in two days.

Tumble dryers, eh? Sean O'Brien needs a new scrum cap for the November Tests
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# Tank V Tumble Dryer

Tumble dryers, eh? Sean O'Brien needs a new scrum cap for the November Tests

Oct 23rd 2013, 1:34 PM 4,961 Views 3 Comments

‘It wouldn’t fit a baby’. Well, perhaps not a child of yours, Seanie.

Sean O'Brien gives 100% for Leinster every week - Guy Easterby
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Sean O'Brien gives 100% for Leinster every week - Guy Easterby

Oct 22nd 2013, 8:00 AM 9,332 Views 11 Comments

However, the Leinster team manager says that the Lions back row could face longevity issues if he moves to France.

The IRFU says it has opened contract talks with Sean O'Brien
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# Tullow Tank

The IRFU says it has opened contract talks with Sean O'Brien

Oct 16th 2013, 11:31 AM 2,541 Views 7 Comments

The governing body of Irish rugby are intent on securing the services of the Lions back row beyond this season.

Sean O’Brien itching to make up for last season’s Heineken Cup exit
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# Tullow Tank

Sean O’Brien itching to make up for last season’s Heineken Cup exit

Oct 8th 2013, 7:45 AM 1,360 Views 0 Comments

The Leinster back row says their failure to advance from the pool stages was hard to accept.

Sean O'Brien says he would have to consider French offers
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# Tullow Tank

Sean O'Brien says he would have to consider French offers

Sep 25th 2013, 11:23 AM 3,000 Views 8 Comments

The Ireland and Lions back row admits that the Top 14 is attractive to Irish players.

Sean O'Brien: Lions victory 'top of the pile' but Irish success comes first
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# Lions 2013

Sean O'Brien: Lions victory 'top of the pile' but Irish success comes first

Jul 10th 2013, 3:00 PM 11,722 Views 15 Comments

The Leinster flanker has a spot of farming, then celebrating, to do when he gets home to Carlow.

Sean O’Brien and Brian O’Driscoll engage in Twitter embarrassment war
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# Man Versus Tank

Sean O’Brien and Brian O’Driscoll engage in Twitter embarrassment war

Jul 1st 2013, 3:05 PM 23,822 Views 24 Comments

The Lions captain-in-waiting started the light-hearted spat but the Tullow Tank is determined to finish it.

Sky Sports forced to apologise as pissed off O'Brien lets rip after Lions win
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# Potty Mouth

Sky Sports forced to apologise as pissed off O'Brien lets rip after Lions win

Jun 25th 2013, 1:01 PM 45,380 Views 86 Comments

The Tullow Tank was refreshingly honest after the Lions beat the Melbourne Rebels.

Wounded Lion: Versatile O’Brien won’t be pinned down
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# In The Game

Wounded Lion: Versatile O’Brien won’t be pinned down

May 24th 2013, 8:00 AM 7,965 Views 9 Comments

The Leinster flanker will hope his knee injury clears soon, but it’s not likely to be this weekend.

‘Watch this space’ for O’Brien in Pro12 Final after miracle injury recovery
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# Pro12 Grand Final

‘Watch this space’ for O’Brien in Pro12 Final after miracle injury recovery

May 22nd 2013, 8:00 AM 6,815 Views 14 Comments

Lions forwards coach Graham Rowntree says the back-row’s participation in the Pro12 Final is up to the player and Leinster.