The Profile: Paul O’Connell
The towering, chieftain-like figure on the pitch is now the Ireland rugby team line-out coach as they struggle to get back into Six Nations contention
Name: Paul O‘Connell
Appearance: towering, flint-eyed, intimidating
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Three months ago, Paul O’Connell just wasn’t sure whether coaching was in his future. He had tried it, more than once, and it seemed that the experiment hadn’t really borne fruit.
There was his spell with the Ireland under-20 team as assistant to head coach Noel McNamara, which ended when ...