Peter O Mahony

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Johnny Sexton’s only defeat in 21 starts for province or country in 2018 was with Leinster away against Toulouse in October. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It’s a good news day when the World Player of the Year signs up for another two years with Leinster and Ireland, and in doing so Johnny Sexton has lik(...)

   Munster’s JJ Hanrahan celebrates scoring his side’s third try against Castres at Thomond Park. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

This was a big day in the career of JJ Hanrahan and a long time coming. Shortlisted for the Under-20 World Player of the Year all of six years ago, th(...)

Man of the match JJ Hanrahan celebrates his score against Castres. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Munster 30 Castres 5 As with their previous home win over Gloucester, there was a discernibly underwhelmed feeling amongst the Thomond Park faithful (...)

Leinster’s James Lowe tackles Cheslin Kolbe of Toulouse during their Heineken Champions Cup meeting in October. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Akin to two-legged eliminators in their own right, the Heineken Champions Cup returns with its traditional back-to-back double headers and, not unexpe(...)

An injured Gordon D’Arcy  during Ireland’s Guinness Series clash with Australia in November 2014.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Memory lane and a cautionary tale rolled into one. After the November series in 2014 I decided to put all my efforts into making the World Cup squad. (...)

Andrew Conway: could face a scrap for a place in the Ireland squad with the likes of Chris Farrell and  Will Addison. Photograph: Tommy dickson/Inpho

Joe Schmidt swept away the debris. The succession plan revealed, Andy Farrell takes over with Schmidt departing in November 2019. Now, as a reward, th(...)

Leinster’s Caelan Doris goes high to claim a lineout during the comprehensive victory over Dragons at Rodney Parade, Newport. Photograph: Alex Davidson/Inpho

Leo Cullen made it abundantly clear, after Leinster’s gifted second-string destroyed Bernard Jackman’s Dragons 59-10 at Rodney Parade, that a familiar(...)

I was sitting with a cappuccino and my famous Rugby Tactics Book, playing a game I like to call “Being Joe Schmidt”

It’s hord to pinpoint the exact moment when I storted to feel like I was losing my mind. But it might have been on Thursday afternoon when I was sitti(...)

 Nicole Kidman joins Graham Norton on Friday. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

The Late Late Show Friday, RTÉ One, 9.35pm After a heroic performance on Saturday which saw Ireland defeating the All Blacks by 16-9, man of the match(...)

Ireland capped off a stellar year with a Guinness Series win over the All Blacks on Saturday but can they translate it into World Cup success? Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland have scooped their third ever Six Nations Grand Slam, beaten Australia in a Test series Down Under and toppled New Zealand for the first time (...)

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