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Paul O'Connell stars in All it Takes short film ahead of his 100th Test

Paul O'Connell stars in All it Takes short film ahead of his 100th Test

We recently posted a great video featuring Johnny Sexton, tracking his rise to prominence from schoolboy to Ireland’s most valuable player. This latest video from the popular All It Takes series sees the inspirational Paul O’Connell ahead of his 100th Test.

O’Connell, who’s career has seen him win some of the most prestigious domestic and international honours in the game, is set to make his 100th cap this weekend against Wales, as Ireland continue their quest for a second successive Six Nations title for the first time in their history.

With contributions from the people closest to him; including Paul’s father Michael O’Connor, Ronan O’Gara and Johnny Sexton – this short film documents O’Connell’s journey from the local parks of Limerick to today, as he approaches his 100th cap for Ireland.

“I played my whole career with [Paul] and I’ve seen what one person can bring to an organization. He’s very special in terms of the ability to deliver the right message [to the squad] at the right time,” said former Irish international out-half, Ronan O’Gara.

As he warmly reminisced of their time together as Munster, Ireland and Lions teammates, O’Gara remarked; “At times you can see steam coming out of his big red head.”

An Official Ambassador for Three, O’Connell said; “I’ve never struggled for motivation. 100 caps have flown by; I wish I had 100 more in me!

“Some of the best days of my life have been in green, and I’m immensely proud to reach this milestone and am looking forward to creating even more memories with this team. When it’s over, I’m sure I’ll allow myself some time for reflection and this documentary will help me do that.”

“#AllitTakes – Paul O’Connell” is part of Three’s Irish international rugby team sponsorship activity. This is the third instalment of the series which also features Robbie Henshaw and Johnny Sexton.


  • stroudos
    2:44 PM 16/03/2015

    Awesome, really enjoyed this. Perhaps not quite as good as that video 10stonenumber10 posted the other day ( Love ROG's contributions on here too...

  • 6:22 PM 15/03/2015

    After watching yesterday's match I'd have to say I disagree. Ireland miss BOD immensely. No one could open up a defends like him

  • 10stonenumber10
    11:08 AM 14/03/2015

    Sexton has the reputation as the angriest man to ever play 10 for Ireland. Watching him playing club rugby, it is a good thing the ref's microphone doesn't pick him up. He shouts and swears more than your average rapper. He is another on field leader, but a completely different type to O'Connell. Sexton tells his forwards what to do because he knows the game better than anybody, whereas POC grabs the ball and leads by example. Leaders are born, not made.

  • flanker2712
    9:38 PM 13/03/2015

    It has been said already, but I think Ireland will miss O'Connell more than they have missed O'Driscoll. Based on the things written and said about O'Connell, he has a rare ability to inspire and motivate the entire team. Interesting that Sexton, who is by all accounts one of the most demanding players, speaks of the effect O'Connell has on the team.


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