Saturday 16 December 2017

Ireland star Sean O'Brien believes dream treble could be on the cards

Cormac Byrne

Cormac Byrne

Ireland and Leinster star Sean O'Brien believes an Irish victory in Paris, a victory for The Tullow Tank in Cheltenham and an All-Ireland club hurling title for Mount Leinster Rangers could mark an amazing Paddy's week.

Ireland will hopefull travel  to the Stade de France on March 15 with a Grand Slam title up for grabs while The Tullow Tank will go for glory in the Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham.

On St Patrick's Day Mount Leinster Rangers will look to defy the odds once more against Joe Canning's Portumna at GAA Headquarters but the original 'Tullow Tank' is optimistic.

"On Ireland v France, hopefully Ireland can send off Mr O’Driscoll on a good note with a good win over there," O'Brien said at the launch of the new Home Instead Senior Care office for Carlow and Kilkenny.

"The Rangers have got themselves into an unbelievable position. It’s all down to their hardwork, looking at their last two games their hard work is phenomenal. I think they can genuinely go all the way.

"The Tullow Tank will be up against it over there. We’ll look forward to see him running well."

Sean O'Brien has also revealed that he approached the Carlow gaelic footballers to get involved with their preparations after watching one of their games.

"I gave them a call after watching one of their games and I think with the amount of young lads there it would be a good opportunity to get in and try and see where they wanted to go and develop themselves," he added.

I have been pleased with where they want to go and what they have done so far as a group.

"It gave me a good insight at what is expected of an inter-county player I assure you and hopefully these lads get their just reward.

"They are all about running and fitness and speed and we’re all about speed as well but more so getting up and down off the ground.

"If you were to ask them to get up and down off the ground 10 times they’d probably be flogged after it but if you asked us to run as much as they did it wouldn’t happen."

Sean O'Brien is currently out with a shoulder injury but tells us that his rehab is progressing well.

"It’s coming along quite good. Thing have been moving in the right direction and so I’m pleased with that."

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