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'If people remember me for mistakes, it's on them. I hope they remember all the good days too'

An on-pitch hero who made headlines for the wrong reasons off it, Seán O'Brien wishes fans will remember the human at the heart of his story

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No plans to disappear: Sean O’Brien is a passionate advocate of the club game and an aspiring coach who
wants to stay in the sport. Photo: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

No plans to disappear: Sean O’Brien is a passionate advocate of the club game and an aspiring coach who wants to stay in the sport. Photo: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

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No plans to disappear: Sean O’Brien is a passionate advocate of the club game and an aspiring coach who wants to stay in the sport. Photo: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Seán O'Brien was always one to put it all out on the pitch and his performances became the stuff of legend. So, it's no surprise that his recently penned autobiography Fuel doesn't shy away from the off-field mistakes that some would harshly argue tarnish his legacy.

The man fondly known as the 'Tullow Tank' is a generational talent from a rugby backwater who put his beloved locality on the map.

And, despite his success with Leinster, Ireland and the Lions, and the fact that he commanded universal respect across the game for his teak-tough, brilliant performances, he has remained remarkably true to himself throughout.


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