Paul O’Connell has been named as the new forwards coach at Stade Francais. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Former Ireland captain Paul O’Connell is to join the coaching staff at French side Stade Francais as forwards coach. The 38-year-old Limerickman has (...)

 Paul O’Connell has been working in an advisory role with the Munster academy. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Former Ireland captain Paul O’Connell has been confirmed as an assistant coach with this year’s Ireland Under-20 squad. O’Connell, who retired in 201(...)

Dylan McCormac  with former Ireland rugby player Paul O’Connell. O’Connell has launched a new funding programme for the youth-education charity initiative basis.point. Photograph: Sean Curtin/True Media

A youth-education charity initiative of the Irish Funds Industry Association (Irish Funds) is heading for the €1 million funding mark after launching (...)

Paul O’Connell is back at Thomond Park - the province has confirmed he will begin an advisory role running over the next 12 months. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Munster rugby has confirmed that their former captain Paul O’Connell will return to the province in an advisory role - with immediate effect. The Gre(...)

Ryder Cup captain  Darren Clarke wants to talk to  Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp as he continues his build-up to Hazeltine. Photograph:  David Cannon/Getty Images

Darren Clarke has revealed Jürgen Klopp will be among those he will approach for advice before the Ryder Cup battle with the United States at Hazeltin(...)

Paul O’Connell:  third most admired sports star, behind only the retired Brian O’Driscoll and Olympic Gold-winning boxer Katie Taylor.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Injured Rugby World Cup captain Paul O’Connell, now out of the tournament, has made the most gains in public admiration of all Irish sports personalit(...)

Ireland’s Paul O’Connell is stretchered off at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. Photograph: David Davies/PA

Paul O’Connell is out of the Rugby World Cup after suffering a hamstring injury in the victory over France on Sunday, the Irish Rugby Football Union (...)

Ireland captain Paul O’Connell is braced for a physical encounter with italy at the Olympic Stadium on Sunday. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland expect to be “battered up front and pushed to the limit” by Italy in Sunday’s crucial World Cup encounter at London’s Olympic Stadium. Captain(...)

Ireland’s Iain Henderson in action in the World Cup warm-up match against Wales at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph:   Cathal McNaughton/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Ireland 10 Wales 16 The cascading rain that enveloped the Aviva stadium for the final 10 minutes of the contest provided a suitably leaden hued backdr(...)

Andrew Trimble has been ruled out of Ireland’s World Cup warm-up game against Scotland at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday. Photograph: Inpho

Marty Moore and Luke Fitzgerald will be available to coach Joe Schmidt ahead of Ireland’s second World Cup warm-up game against Scotland at the Aviva (...)

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