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Paul O'Connell photobombs a passenger's Snapchat selfie

Even away from the rugby pitch, Ireland captain Paul O'Connell has the steely stare down to a fine art.

The Limerick native is one of the most popular sports stars this country has ever produced and when the opportunity to get a selfie with the Munster lock presents itself, many members of the public will take it, even if the man himself isn't aware of it.

Today FM presenter Louise Duffy's tweeted a Snapchat she received from a friend on the train and O'Connell's timing was as good as anything he produces at the lineout, peering over his Limerick Leader paper just in time to see the picture being taken.

"Look who's behind me," read the caption on the Snapchat as O'Connell oozed intensity from behind the commuter.

The Ireland captain was named as this season's RBS 6 Nations player of the championship after the 35-year-old Munster lock, who led Ireland to a gripping Six Nations title triumph last month, secured more than 26 per cent of a public vote.

O'Connell became the first Irishman to gain the accolade since his current team-mate Tommy Bowe five years ago. A total of 70,448 votes were cast, with O'Connell gaining 18,842 of those.



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