Peter O'Mahony

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Ireland’s  Johnny Sexton  is tackled by Stephen Varney of Italy during the Guinness Six Nations match at Stadio Olimpico in Rome. Photograph: Paolo Bruno/Getty Images

When Johnny Sexton wondered aloud in the build-up to the Italian game as to whether or not he’d complete this World Cup cycle it rather overshadowed t(...)

Paul O’Connell with James Ryan at an Ireland squad session at the   IRFU High Performance Centre, Sport Ireland Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

From there to here. October 29th 2020 and Paul O’Connell is holding a press conference. “Too full-on for me,” says O’Connell. He is talking about coa(...)

Ronan O’Gara kicks the winning drop goal in Munster’s win over Northampton in the Heineken Cup   at Thomond Park in November 2011. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Phase 1 Tomás O’Leary sets the tone. Running from the back of the scrum, the Munster scrumhalf is stopped 10 metres from the visitors’ 22. The ball i(...)

Ireland players might see little or no action with their provinces when rugby returns. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Salvaging as much as possible from the international calendar in 2020 remains the priority of World Rugby and the CEOs of the Tier One nations. Accord(...)

Robbie Henshaw replaces the injured Garry Ringrose in Ireland’s midfield on Saturday. Photograph: Brian Reilly-Troy/Inpho

Ireland coach Andy Farrell has been forced to make two changes to the side that faces Wales on Saturday at the Aviva stadium. Garry Ringrose (hand) (...)

Munster’s JJ Hanrahan misses a late drop goal against Racing 92 at Thomond Park, Limerick. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Munster  21 Racing 21 Fittingly for their first draw in 79 home games which have liberally garnished the Champions Cup, this was new territory f(...)

Simon Zebo: the former Munster man will prove a potent threat at fullback for Racing 92 at Thomond Park. Photograph: Anthony Dibon/Icon Sport via Getty Images

Heineken Champions Cup: Munster v Racing 92 Kick-off: 5.30pm, Saturday. Venue: Thomond Park. How to follow: The Irish Times liveblog will begin at 5p(...)

It’s been a remarkable rise for Jack Carty, who was well down the out-half pecking order up until a year ago. Photograph: Hannah Peters/Getty Images

Rugby World Cup Pool A: Japan v Ireland Kick-off: 8.15am, Saturday (Irish time). Venue: Shizuoka Stadium. How to follow: The Irish Times liveblog wil(...)

 Referee Angus Gardner came under fire from both camps following the game between France and Argentina at  Tokyo Stadium  in Chofu, Japan. Photograph by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

The Offload asked World Rugby’s chief of referees Alain Rolland if any conversations were held with head coaches about the pressure they put on offici(...)

Ireland’s Andrew Conway in action with Sean Maitland of Scotland during their 27-3 victory in International Stadium, Yokohama. Photograph: Craig Mercer/Inpho

After a vintage All Blacks performance 24 hours earlier in the same venue, this was vintage Ireland. Comparatively less thrilling, it was, nonetheless(...)

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