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PICS: Paul O'Connell's greatest ever speech in 7 inspirational quotes

Paul O'Connell may be gone from the team but his sheer presence will continue to inspire the team for as long as Ireland remain in the World Cup.

In 2007, before Ireland faced France for the first ever rugby game at Croke Park, O'Connell delivered one of the great dressing-room speeches.

Thanks to the documentary makers on ‘Reaching for Glory: Inside Irish Rugby 07’ we've been dining out on it ever since.

Here come the goosebumps:2015 Rugby World Cup Group D, Olympic Stadium, London, England 4/10/2015 Ireland vs Italy IrelandÕs Paul O'Connell Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy SticklandRugby World Cup Preview 16/9/2015 Ireland vs France Ireland's Paul O'Connell charges past Olivier Milloud of France Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy SticklandRugby World Cup Preview 17/9/2015 2011 Rugby World Cup Australia vs Ireland Paul O'Connell on the charge Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland2015 Rugby World Cup Group D, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales 11/10/2015 Ireland vs France IrelandÕs Paul O'Connell is tackled by FranceÕs Yoann Maestri Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy SticklandRugby World Cup Preview 17/9/2015 2011 Rugby World Cup Ireland vs USA Ireland's Paul O'Connell tackled by Mike Petri and Taku Ngwenya of USA Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan2015 Rugby World Cup Warm-Up Match, Twickenham Stadium, London, England 5/9/2015 England vs Ireland Ireland's Paul O'Connell scores a try Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan2015 Rugby World Cup Group D, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales 11/10/2015 Ireland vs France IrelandÕs Paul O'Connell supported by Cian Healy run at Yoann Maestri of France Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

 

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Do it for PaulieThanks for everything Paulie. Legend.

Posted by JOE.ie on Tuesday, 13 October 2015

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