Sean O’Brien

Fairview Captains Unite with FAI Junior Cup Trophy

By Adrian Finnin / September 29, 2020 /

On September 12th, Fairview Rangers made history as they became the first junior soccer club in the country to win the FAI Junior Cup for the ninth time. A Clyde O’Connell header with 12 minutes remaining was enough to secure victory over Usher Celtic of Dublin at Eamon Deacy Park. It afforded lifelong Fairview clubman…

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Munster Wheelchair Hurling event proved a success last weekend in Newport

By Ronan Coughlan / September 18, 2019 /

The Munster round of the Wheelchair Hurling League took place at St Mary’s Secondary School in Newport County Tipperary last weekend. Newport GAA Club along with Munster GAA were involved in the organisation of the event, while the Tipperary club also provided a Guard of Honour for the visiting teams via their underage players. Tipperary…

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O’Brien exit is a hit that the IRFU can afford to take

By Tom Savage / February 14, 2019 /

Sean O’Brien is one of those “force of nature” type of players. One of those guys that you see on the opposition team sheet and think, fuck it, we’re in for a tough day at the office here. At his very best, O’Brien is borderline unplayable and pretty much has it all, bar a lineout…

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Two Munster & 7 Irish players named in Rugby Magazine’s top 100 players

By Diarmaid Scannell / January 2, 2018 /

Leinster’s Tadhg Furlong has been named the 9th best player in the world for 2017 according to the magazine Rugby World whilst Owen Farrell beats Beauden Barrett to the top spot. A total of seven Irish players are included in the top 100 with Peter O’Mahony, 70th and Conor Murray, 21st, the only representatives on…

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Breaking: Sean O’Brien cleared to play in final Test

By Raffaele Rocca / July 2, 2017 /

Leinster and Ireland’s Sean O’Brien has been cleared to play it the final test. O’Brien had been cited for allegedly striking All Blacks winger Waisake Naholo in the Lions’ 24-21 win over their hosts at the Westpac Stadium. Following a hearing that lasted nearly four hours, O’Brien’s citing was dismissed by a disciplinary panel, clearing…

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Lions look set to lose Sean O’Brien for final Test.

By Raffaele Rocca / July 2, 2017 /

Leinster’s Sean O’Brien has been cited for dangerous play (swinging arm) during Saturday’s second Test victory over the All Blacks. The Carlow back row is alleged to have used a swinging arm on All Blacks winger Waisake Naholo in the 59th minute of the game. O’Brien faces a disciplinary hear this morning and with a…

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New Zealand not tested in 30-15 victory over Lions

By Raffaele Rocca / June 24, 2017 /

Lions captain Peter O’Mahony cited poor finishing and ill discipline as contributing factors to the Lions’ 30-15 loss to New Zealand in the opening test and Eden Park, Auckland. Leinster and Ireland’s Sean O’Brien finished off one of the great Lions tries just before the break following a Liam Williams counterattack. The Lions failings that…

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Haskell singles out Irish pair as ones to watch against New Zealand

By Jack Neville / June 19, 2017 /

Prior to Warren Gatland’s squad announcement, both Peter O’Mahony and Sean O’Brien must have been worried about their place in the squad. Both have struggled with injuries over the past few years and despite their undoubted class, there were question marks over their places. To be fair, Gatland took his chance with the pair and…

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