Friday, April 08, 2022

SEAN O’Brien, who started off in Tullow and went on to become one of the best rugby players in the world has today announced that he will retire from playing at the end of this season. Here, we take a look at a selection of photos from a remarkable career.

 

Celebrating the 2011 Heineken Cup win
Photo: ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

Members of Tullow RFC sell Sean O’Brien t-shirts to Leinster fans before the 2011 Magners League final between Leinster and Munster
Photo: ©INPHO/Colm O’Neill

2011 Rugby World Cup Pool C, Rotorua International Stadium, Rotorua, New Zealand 25/9/2011
Ireland vs Russia
Ireland’s Sean O’Brien breaks through
Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

Photographed at his farm in Tullow in 2011
Photo: ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

Sean O’Brien proudly holds a Tullow hersey aloft after the 2012 Heineken Cup final win over Ulster
Photo: ©INPHO/Colm O’Neill

Leinster’s Sean O’Brien goes over for a try despite the tackles of Ruan Pinnear and Tom Court during the 2012 Heineken Cup final
Photo: ©INPHO/Colm O’Neill

Sean O’Brien and Shane Horgan celebrate the 2012 Heineken Cup final win
Photo: ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Collecting the man of the match award after the 2012 Heineken Cup final
Photo: ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Sean O’Brien celebrates with the trophy after the British & Irish Lions’ test win over Australia in 2013
Photo: ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

With Paul O’Connell celebrating Ireland’s 2015 Six Nations success
Photo: ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Getting around New Zealand’s Beauden Barrett with Sean O’Brien during 2016 November series
Photo: ©INPHO/James Crombie

Sean O’Brien with Ngani Laumape and Kieran Read of All Blacks during the 2017 British & Irish Lions test
Photo: ©INPHO/James Crombie

Sean O’Brien celebrates with teammates after winning the Guinness PRO14 Final
Photo: ©INPHO/James Crombie

O’Briens signed for London Irish in 2020 and will finish his career with the club
Photo: ©INPHO/Roger Evans

Sean O’Brien in one of his first appearances for Leinster in September 2008
Photo: ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Scoring a try against Newport Gwent Dragons in 2008
Photo: ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Sean O’Brien gets tackled by Mick O’Driscoll and Peter Stringer of Munster in 2009
Photo: ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

On a break on his senior Ireland debut against Fiji in November 2009
Photo: ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Scoring a try against Saracens during the 2011 Heineken Cup group stages
Photo: ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Tackled by Horacio Aguila during the Heinken Cup quarter-final win over Leicester Tigers in 2011
Photo: ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

Sean O’Brien and Leo Cullen with the Heineken Cup at today’s Leinster homecoming in the RDS after winning in 2011
Photo: ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

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