Gerry Thornley

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 Jacob Stockdale scores the clinching try in overtime. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland 37 Wales 27 Ireland and Wales don’t tend to do dull but even by their standards this was a bizarre, rip-roaring, riotous rollercoaster of a g(...)

After the France game, the rest of the Six Nations was supposed to be an easy-street freewheel to the Paddy’s Day showdown at Twickenham. And yet here(...)

Jack McGrath, Johnny Sexton and Andrew Porter train at Carton House, Co Kildare. Photograph: ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

The narrative changed with one flourish of Johnny Sexton’s boot last week, and so it has again this weekend. Wales and England dipped their bread with(...)

Ireland outhalf Jonathan Sexton  celebrates with Ireland centre Bundee Aki after scoring a drop goal to beat France 15-13 in their Six Nations opener at the Stade de France in Paris. Photograph:  Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images

Johnny Sexton had two contrasting seasons at Racing but hereafter, no less than Ronan O’Gara in Cardiff in 2009 and countless other moments in his ste(...)

A general view of Ireland training at the Stade de France ahead of the Six Nations clash with France. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Gordon D’Arcy says Ireland must be wary of the unpredictable nature of France when they come up against them in Paris on Saturday. Speaking to Added (...)

Kilkenny manager Brian Cody in the stands after being sent off during last week’s league clash against Wexford. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Former Kilkenny hurler Jackie Tyrrell has described it as “nonsense” the idea that Brian Cody’s time at the helm of the Cats is coming to an end. Spe(...)

France flyhalf Anthony Belleau in action against South Africa in November. Belleau is among the youngsters in the squad that could pose a threat in the Six Nations. Photograph:  Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images

“I think the French are in a mess,” observed Ronan O’Gara as bluntly as ever at his first press conference in his new guise as the Crusaders back coac(...)

Ian Keatley: Munster outhalf is the product of  Belvedere College, UCD and the  Leinster academy and also played for  Connacht. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When Leinster completed the sleeves-rolled-up win in Sandy Park last Sunday which reaffirmed their status as European Champions Cup contenders, 18 of (...)

Leinster’s Luke McGrath dives over for a try that was later disallowed against the Exeter Chiefs at Sandy Park.    Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster completed an epic weekend for the Irish in Europe, a fourth win out of four for the provinces and their own third from three, to keep the Eng(...)

Adam Byrne during an Irish training session at Carton House, Kildare. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

A hamstring injury to Robbie Henshaw sees Chris Farrell come in for a second cap alongside Bundee Aki in the new look Ireland midfield to face Argenti(...)

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