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O'Connell: retirement a tough call
20 Apr 2015 13:01
Paul O’Connell has said that retirement is something he thinks about regularly and that deciding when to hang up his boots will be a "very difficult decision".
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The second row will turn 36 in October, immediately after the quarter-final stage of the Rugby World Cup at which he will captain Ireland.
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Contracted until 2016 and in exceptional form over the last two seasons, there is every chance that O'Connell will choose to finish his career after that tournament.
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Speaking to Alan Quinlan in a special interview to be broadcast on tonight’s Against The Head (7pm, RTÉ2), O’Connell said: “It is something I think about all the time, and chat to my family about all the time. It is a very difficult decision to make.
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"You are doing something so long, it is so much fun, it’s your hobby and it is a tough thing to walk away from. So it is a very difficult decision."
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