Johnny Sexton receives attention against Australia at the Aviva Stadium in November. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

Ireland and Racing Metro 92 outhalf Jonathan Sexton is still struggling with the effects of a concussion sustained almost a month ago while playing f(...)

Racing Metro coach Ronan O’Gara has said Johnny Sexton is suffering from concussion symptoms one in every three training sessions

Ireland outhalf Johnny Sexton concedes that he’s still not feeling himself after last month’s clash of heads with team mate Rob Kearney which now look(...)

Munster head coach Anthony Foley Mandatory preparing his players before the match against Clermont Auvergne. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

If it wasn’t one of those sporting nights when the globe stopped spinning or anything like that, it was darn close. Of course, the intro on Sky Sports(...)

Munster’s Billy Holland wins a lineout in the Guinness Pro12  game against Ulster at Thomond Park, where the north and south terrace was closed. Photograph:    Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Perception is, perhaps, everything. Coming hard on the heels of defeats to Glasgow and a second-string Ulster at the tail end of last season were l(...)

Cian Healy is a picture of dejection after Ireland lose to Wales in the 2011 World Cup quarter-final. Photography: Greg Wood/AFP/Getty Images)

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory(...)

Jack Kyle congratulates Brian O’Driscoll after Ireland’s second Grand Slam in 2009. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland has lost one of its all-time sporting legends with the death of Jack Kyle. Out-half on the Grand Slam-winning Irish rugby team of 1948, the(...)

Former Ireland international Peter Stringer celebrates after a Bath win in the Premiership with team-mate  George Ford, who lines out at 10 for England on Saturday. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images.

Finally, after a season of trying and even longer thinking about it, Stuart Lancaster has announced a side with George Ford and Owen Farrell starting(...)

Andrew Trimble: The Ulster and Ireland winger received a ligament injury to his big toe during Ulster’s Pro12 game against Glasgow on October 11th. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Andrew Trimble will be at Lansdowne Road tomorrow, commentating on the international rugby match against Georgia for BBC Radio Ulster. But most of the(...)

Ireland’s Rhys Ruddock makes a break for the tryline with the support of Paul O’Connell during Ireland’s victory over South Africa on Saturday. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

Ireland 29 South Africa 15 After the biffing and boshing Ireland took in the second quarter, the 6-3 lead looked a little flimsy and there we(...)

Brian O'Driscoll is carried shoulder high by team-mates, at the final whistle in the Six Nations Championship match with France, in Stade de France, yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke

They were days when a draw against France sparked a desperate hope. Who knew what might be possible if we could just find a backline that scored tries(...)