Inside Paul O’Connell’s family life as Ireland Rugby legend appears on RTE Late Late Show

Paul O’Connell and his wife Emily

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Paul O'Connell is set to appear on tonight's RTE Late Late Show as the Ireland Rugby legend discusses how his sporting career shaped his life.

The Munster and Ireland legend recently returned to the Ireland fold as a coach, and will join host Ryan Tubridy on the couch to explain his role with Andy Farrell's side.

And O'Connell is set to discuss his ongoing work in schools around Ireland with Barnardos and why the lessons he learned through sport when he was growing up helped shape him as a father, player, and coach.

And ahead of tonight's show, we've taken a look inside the family life of the former Irish captain:

Family life

Man and wife

O'Connell married his wife Emily O’Leary in July 2013 as the pair tied the knot in the south of France.

Donnacha O’Callaghan and his wife Jenny and Ronan O’Gara with wife Jessica were among the guests as former players Keith Wood, Jerry Flannery and Alan Quinlan.

The pair have three children, Paddy, Lola and Felix.

The youngest, Felix, was born in November 2017. Their daughter Lola is six-years-old and their eldest Paddy is 11-years-old.

Paul O'Connell
(Image: Instagram/Paul O'Connell)

Speaking on the Late Late Show in April 2020, he said: "Family is probably the main thing that I enjoy the most – I've a ten-year-old, a five-year-old and a two-year-old.

"It's pretty busy, it's very enjoyable and the last few weeks of that has been incredible – difficult at times but it's been great fun."

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