Wicklow’s Paddy Dalton and Mark Staines with Damien Carroll of Meath in Baltinglass. Photograph: Inpho

MEATH 4-11 WICKLOW 2-5: On the scenic route into Baltinglass, over the Wicklow Gap, the wind was howling and the rain outrageous. What football lesson(...)

Racing Metro’s Jonathan Sexton during the Top 14 match against Brive on Saturday at the Marcel Deflandre stadium, La Rochelle, western France. Photograph: Xavier Leoty/AFP/Getty Images

The sun blazed, the band played and in the breezy coastal port town of La Rochelle a rusty Johnny Sexton and an even rustier Racing Metro kicked off t(...)