"Paulie pulled it off and it was a plastic, purple dildo that he'd stuck onto his forehead" 2 months ago

"Paulie pulled it off and it was a plastic, purple dildo that he'd stuck onto his forehead"

"Paulie was examining it then realised what it was and went 'Aaarrgghh' and threw it miles away."

The weekend past, Paul O'Connell was a guest on 'The Player's Chair' at Electric Picnic and, as he so often does, he provided an insight into his mind-set and what it was like to take part in some of Munster and Irish rugby's greatest days.

Following his chat with former Millwall and Ireland star Richie Sadlier, O'Connell went off to enjoy the sights and sounds of one of the country's finest music and arts festivals, with family and friends.

O'Connell caught up with his friend, and former teammate, Jerry Flannery while he was at EP and, soon after, the afternoon took a turn for the bizarre.

Flannery joined Barry Murphy and Andrew Trimble for the latest episode of Baz & Andrew's House of Rugby, and [from 9:00 below] caught them up on O'Connell's brief yet hilarious encounter with a purple, plastic dildo.

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Flannery met O'Connell down by the food trucks and while he was happy to pose for pictures with fans, he was making tracks to head off when one brave soul stepped forward.

"Next minute," Flannery says, "one of them walked over and went, 'Boom', and just stuck this thing on his forehead. I looked at the youngfella and I turned around and thought, 'Is that... ?'

"Paulie pulled it off and it was a plastic, purple dildo that he'd stuck on to his forehead.

"There was this stand-off where your man was there, I was standing there with a drink in my hand, thinking, 'What the f*** just happened there?!' and then Paulie, after he pulled it off, was examining it and then realised it was a purple dildo. Aaarrrghhh, and just threw it miles away.

"Your man was like, 'What did you throw it away for?' and Paulie was like, 'What did you stick it on my forehead for?!'"

After the three lads tried to get their head around the incident, Flannery mused that he hoped he had not given life to 'a thing', in the style of Transfer Deadline Day', where random folks now approach Paul O'Connell with dildos.

"It was such an aggressive move," observed Murphy, "because you can't place it on the head. You have to slap it on the head, to get the suction."

"You've got to lick it," Trimble remarked.

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