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Friday 29 August 2014

The Tullow Tank makes it to Cheltenham after all: The two legged version

Louise Hogan

Published 11/03/2014 | 15:01

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Sean O'Brien

There was a very famous Cheltenham virgin at Prestbury Park, injured Ireland international Sean O'Brien.

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It was the 'debut' Cheltenham for rugby star Sean O'Brien as he travelled over for a two-day holiday.

"It is the biggest festival going and something I've never been at before. I'm looking forward to this one," he said.

"I'm just here for the craic."

The injured Ireland player admitted it was hard not be involved with Ireland's momentous Six Nations bid, as he undergoes rehab on a shoulder injury.

He admitted it was "disappointing" that The Tullow Tank - that he once co-owned - was not running at the festival, after owner Barry Connell decided the horses he has with trainer Philip Fenton will not run until Fenton's ongoing court case for alleged possession of anabolic steroids is resolved.

Hopefully his luck lasts until Saturday when Ireland travel to Paris looking to win only their third ever Six Nations Championship title.

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