Sean O Brien

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 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(...)

Journalist Kevin Cullen has been suspended from the Boston Globe for three months. Photograph: Paul Marotta/Getty Images

Prominent Irish-American journalist Kevin Cullen has been suspended from the Boston Globe for three months, following an investigation into his report(...)

Australia’s Israel Folau   is tackled by Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton in his side’s 18-9 Test victory on Sunday. Photograph:   Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

Ireland could have won in Brisbane, should have is a leap in the air with Israel Folau. That was the difference, the Wallabies’s best players; Folau o(...)

Johnny Sexton during Ireland training ahead of the Test series with Australia. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The absence of Ireland captain Rory Best through injury for Ireland’s three match series against Australia that begins with the first test in Brisbane(...)

Noel McNamara has named his team to play France in the Under-20 World Cup. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland Under-20 head coach Noel McNamara has named six players with World Cup experience for the tournament’s opening game against hosts France on We(...)

Leinster’s James Lowe on his way to scoring a scry in the Pro14 final. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

15 Rob Kearney proved many wrong. A premature narrative framed Carbery and then Larmour as the Leinster and even Ireland fullback in waiting, but Zebo(...)

Joe Schmidt will announce his team for the Australia tour today. Photograph: Inpho

Joe Schmidt will announce a squad of about 32 players today for the impending three-Test tour to Australia, and it is a testament to the relatively ru(...)

Leinster outhalf Johnny Sexton with the Champions Cup trophy after their win over Racing 92 in Bilbao. Photo: Getty Images

Leinster are hopeful they will have all of their front line players back in time for the Pro 14 League final against Scarlets on Saturday. Johnny Sex(...)

Tadhg Furlong:  his  soaring market value forced the IRFU to offer a significant pay increase, to €500,000 a year while still way short of the figures an international tighthead prop commands in the English Premiership or French Top 14.  Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Tadhg Furlong’s three-year contract, one of 21 contracts announced by Leinster on Wednesday, puts the 25-year-old in Irish rugby’s high earner bracket(...)

Isa Nacewa: “He’s got two games left. Two games and that’s it. So there’s still a huge hunger in someone like Isa to get on the field this weekend and get a result.” Photograph: Getty Images

Guy Noves once described winning the double of the European Cup and the French Championship as “impossible”. His own club, Toulouse, had done it under(...)

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