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FORMER Ireland rugby star Sean O’Brien has announced the birth of his gorgeous son – Jack.

The retired flanker shared the joyful news via an adorable compilation video on his Instagram account.


The Tullow Tank hung up his boots in 2022 after a brilliant if injury-plagued careerCredit: @seanobrien678
He captioned it: "Welcome to our world Jack Sean O’Brien"


He captioned it: “Welcome to our world Jack Sean O’Brien”Credit: @seanobrien678
They took in Ireland's loss at Twickenham together!


They took in Ireland’s loss at Twickenham together!Credit: @seanobrien678
The most important carry of his life


The most important carry of his lifeCredit: @seanobrien678

Now an assistant coach at Leinster, he received heaps of congratulations from Ireland’s current stars.

Bundee Aki, Simon Zebo, Josh van der Flier and James Lowe were among the scores of followers who expressed their delight at his life-changing development.

Former Ireland women’s star and now Dublin GAA sharpshooter Hannah Tyrrell, golfer Leona Maguire and Galway hurling great Joe Canning were also on hand to wish him well.

In our favourite of the cute snaps he shared, Jack can be seen taking in his first rugby game – Ireland’s last-gasp defeat to England on Saturday.

The upset loss derailed Andy Farrell’s men in their bid for historic back-to-back Grand Slams.

Having underperformed throughout, the pressure will now be severely ratcheted up on them for Saturday’s final Six Nations outing.

Granted, Ireland need only secure a losing bonus point in order to secure the championship.

However, on the back of being so outplayed by the 12-point underdogs there will be a foreboding scent left in the air ahead of the summer tour of world champions South Africa should they not bounce back emphatically.

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It will be the even more unpredictable Scots who will be the opposition at the Aviva Stadium.

With Gregor Townsend’s side following up a nine-point triumph over the English with a deflating defeat to Italy, who knows what state they will turn up in either.

Watch Tommy Bowe’s priceless reaction to Ireland’s last second Six Nations loss to England

For his part, Farrell has urged his men to show that they can ‘also be good at losing’ as well as winning.

Speaking minutes after Marcus Smith’s drop goal broke Irish hearts, he reflected: “When it all goes swimmingly well for you, everyone thinks it’s fantastic.

“Two concussions – a concussion to the guy that comes on – and two tries were in those instances when we were at sixes and sevens as far as that is concerned.

“That is life. That is rugby.”

He then continued: “We have been very good at winning, as in very gracious at winning. We have to be very good at losing as well.

“Making sure we dust ourselves down, come back into work and make sure we are ourselves.

“We have a championship to win next week.”

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