Ex-Ireland captain O'Connell retires

2016-02-09 12:30

Toulon lock Paul O'Connell, the former Ireland captain, has retired from rugby on medical grounds with immediate effect.

Habana hails O’Connell as a legend

2015-10-14 09:21

Springbok wing Bryan Habana has heaped praise on veteran Irish lock Paul O'Connell whose international career has come to an end.

O'Connell - Ireland's warrior king

2015-10-13 13:00

Ireland's RWC team hails captain Paul O'Connell as "a leader, a warrior, a gentleman" as his international career came to an end.

O'Connell's RWC could be over

2015-10-11 21:41

An injured hamstring might mean that Ireland captain Paul O'Connell takes no further part in this year's tournament.

O'Connell to retire after RWC

2015-06-02 22:55

Ireland captain Paul O'Connell will retire from international duty after this year's RWC, but is expected to join Toulon.

Ireland annihilate Scotland

2015-03-21 18:43

Ireland have put themselves in the Six Nations driving seat with a 40-10 win over Scotland at Murrayfield.

Ireland wary of Parisse

2015-02-06 19:56

Ireland captain Paul O'Connell has warned of the danger of Italy counterpart Sergio Parisse but said they are ready.

O'Connell remaining cautious

2014-11-23 12:15

Ireland captain Paul O'Connell insists that beating South Africa and Australia does not guarantee a successful RWC.

Matfield: O'Connell the best I've faced

2014-11-05 07:40

Victor Matfield says Ireland's Paul O'Connell is probably the best player he's ever played against.

Ireland too strong for Wales

2014-02-08 19:16

Ireland have dented Welsh dreams of a record third Six Nations title in a row, with a clinical display in Dublin.


O'Connell admits to Toulon nerves

2015-12-17 09:50

Ireland legend Paul O'Connell admitted he is nervous about lining up for Toulon as he met the press on Wednesday at his new home.

Ireland wary of the Pumas

2015-10-13 20:37

The loss of skipper Paul O'Connell will be a major blow to an Irish side wary of a battle hardened Puma's outfit.

O'Connell out of World Cup - Laporte

2015-10-13 07:51

Ireland captain Paul O'Connell will miss the rest of the Rugby World Cup, his future coach Bernard Laporte has said.

Wales spoil O'Connell's Dublin farewell

2015-08-29 17:44

Wales ensured Ireland captain Paul O'Connell's final home international before retirement ended in defeat as they won at Dublin's Lansdowne Road.

O'Connell named Six Nations best

2015-03-27 21:47

Ireland captain Paul O'Connell has been voted player of the tournament after leading his side to a thrilling Six Nations title.

Skipper targets England scalp

2015-02-28 17:13

Ireland captain Paul O'Connell says that a win over England would rank among the greatest ever achievements by an Irish team

O'Connell may retire after RWC

2015-01-14 07:21

Ireland captain Paul O'Connell may retire from rugby after this year's World Cup rather than see out the remainder of his contract.

Irish better be sharp - O'Connell

2014-11-08 09:34

Ireland must be up for the challenge they face the Springboks, otherwise they face a tough day at the office, says captain Paul O'Connell.

Munster book semis spot

2014-04-05 17:13

Munster outplayed four-time champions Toulouse to move into the European Cup semi-finals in impressive style.

O'Connell back to lead Ireland

2014-02-06 18:00

Ireland captain Paul O'Connell was passed fit to lead the team against Wales in their Six Nations clash in Dublin.

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