Johnny Sexton

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'Honor is taking the whole thing in her stride. She goes, 'I’m not going to lose any sleep over it. I won’t be going anywhere with them tomorrow.''

He’s called Rob, his wife is Sinead and their little girl is called Willow. Literally that. Willow. And I know from the very second that Sorcha falls (...)

Felipe Contepomi: “I spent much of my playing career at Leinster and now I’ll be back in Dublin to join a great staff and to work with great players.”  Photo: Inpho

The confirmation that Felipe Contepomi will return to Leinster as backs coach having graced the jersey as a player from 2003-2009 will be widely welco(...)

 Ireland’s Bundee Aki  celebrating with  Johnny Sexton and Jordi Murphy after they won  the third test match against  Australia  in Sydney. Photograph:  Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

The season that kept on giving did so, almost predictably, right to the very last dramatic play of an unprecedented 10-month season. So a campaign t(...)

 The Ireland team sing the national anthem during the third Test at the Allianz Stadium in Sydney. Photograph: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

What a season for Irish rugby. A third Grand Slam as well as a Triple Crown, a November clean sweep, Leinster’s European Champions Cup and Guinness Pr(...)

 Ireland players celebrating after  CJ Stander  scores a try against Australia.   Photograph: Craig Golding/Reuters

Australia 16 Ireland 20 There was a time was when Ireland would put up the good fight but generally have their tummies tickled and yet fill the groun(...)

Jordan Larmour  celebrating Ireland’s victory in   the third  test match against  Australia. Photograph: Matt King/Getty Images

Jordan Larmour can now take four weeks’ holidays and, perhaps more than most, take a breath and reflect on what this rookie season has brought. And ri(...)

Peter O’Mahony holding aloft the trophy  after Ireland won the test series against Australia in Sydney. Photograph: Reuters

Joe Schmidt’s Ireland have enjoyed a remarkable season, stockpiling a Triple Crown, Grand Slam, Six Nations Championship and a 2-1 series victory over(...)

A security guard loses his trousers as he chases down a pitch invader after Ireland’s win over Australia at the Allianz Stadium in Sydney. Photograph: Brook Mitchell/Getty Images

Some are analysts. Some are commentators. It is not difficult to tell the difference between the two. “Still young enough to sleep with the lights on(...)

Ireland’s CJ Stander makes one of his 15 carries in Sydney. Photograph: Getty Images

Man of match CJ Stander has been Ireland’s best player in 2018. Yes, the rise of phenomenal home-grown St Michael’s boys Dan Leavy and James Ryan has(...)

 Ireland’s Johnny Sexton during Ireland’s third Test against Australia at the Allianz Stadium in Sydney. Photograph: PA

Ireland vice-captain Johnny Sexton has never been one to hold his tongue and Saturday’s historic series win over Australia was no different. The Iris(...)

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