John O Sullivan

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Johnny Sexton revealed that he vomited at half-time of  the autumn international against New Zealand in 2010 due to the intensity of the first half. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland play four Tests in November but there’s no doubt that the New Zealand game supersedes all others in terms of anticipation, pitting the number (...)

 Johnny Sexton and Sheila Moylette with Mark McGee and Martha O’Herlihy as the Ireland international yesterday announced a new partnership with MACE as a brand ambassador. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

There’s a maxim in sport that a team will learn more from a defeat and that the lesson can act as a galvanising influence going forward. It’s not on(...)

 Gloucester’s Danny Cipriani is sent off by referee Alexandre Ruiz during the Heineken Champions Cup match against Munster at Thomond Park.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The circumstances pertaining to red cards in the second round of matches in this season’s Heineken Champions Cup superseded most other considerations (...)

Leinster assistant coach Stuart Lancaster at the Aviva Stadium earlier this month. Photograph: ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

For once Leinster appeared periodically ill at ease in Toulouse, light years removed from the “comfortable in chaos” ethos that Stuart Lancaster has a(...)

Mathieu Bastareaud: returns to the Toulon side for the visit to Edinburgh  after serving a five-week suspension. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

CASTRES OLYMPIQUE v EXETER CHIEFS, Stade Pierre Fabre (1.0, Irish time, live on BT Sport) Injuries to Sam Skinner, Dave Dennis and Dave Ewers mean th(...)

Will Addison  takes on Leicester Tigers’ Kyle Eastmond during the Champions Cup clash  at the Kingspan Stadium last week in Belfast. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Joe Schmidt’s Ireland squad for four Tests in November is due to be announced next Wednesday and is likely to contain the name Will Addison, thereby v(...)

Ireland’s Bundee Aki jumps on teammate Johnny Sexton with Jordi Murphy as they celebrate winning the third Test against Australia in Sydney. Photograph: David Moir/EPA

Dr Wade Gilbert, an internationally renowned coaching consultant, sport scientist, award-winning professor in the department of kinesiology at Califor(...)

Leinster’s Devin Toner and Brad Shields of Wasps in the lineout during last week’s Heineken Cup game. Toner admits his side were forced to make adjustments.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

If French referee Romain Poite initially appeared a tad pernickety when it came to the lineouts in Leinster’s victory over Wasps last Friday in the op(...)

Minister for Tourism: the Restaurants Association of Ireland called for his head over the VAT increase. Photograph: Alan Betson

Budget 2019 attempted to spread largesse from a fairly small pot as widely as possible. To make that easier, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe rais(...)

The rugby season ain’t the rugby season until the Aviva is buzzing and Leinster and Munster are facing off. John O’Sullivan and Gavin Cummiskey watche(...)

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