We’ll Leave It There So: Sexton’s concussion issues, The Ginger Pele retires and all the day’s sport

Johnny Sexton still hasn’t recovered from a concussion sustained in the autumn tests against Australia. Source: Niall Carson

HomeAccording to reports in France, Johnny Sexton might miss the start of the 6 Nations with a head injury.League champions Dundalk signed Shamrock Rovers midfielder Ronan Finn.Gary ‘The Ginger Pele’ Doherty announced his retirement from football.Ireland have dropped in the FIFA world rankings yet again.Eric Elwood has returned to Connacht rugby as a domestic manager.Mike Ross has signed a one year contract extension to take him up to the summer of 2016.All-Ireland champions Kerry will get former Allstar Tommy Walsh back in their training set-up in January.

Cesc Fabregas has excelled for Chelsea this season. Source: Mike Egerton

AwayNew stats show that Cesc Fabregas is one of the Premier League’s most influential players. Marco Reus was fined a whopping €540,000 for driving without a licence for three years.The former coach of sprinter Tyson Gay has been banned for eight years for drug offencesAll Black Dan Carter will join Racing Metro as Johnny Sexton’s replacement after the World Cup.And former Australia captain James Horwill signed for Harlequins.On the record

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Leinster coach Matt O’Connor spoke about his side’s stuttering attack this season.

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There is a darts nickname generator and we discovered what our favourite sportspeople would be called if they were standing at the oche.

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Our intrepid, roving rugby reporter in the field, Murray Kinsella, was the Frost to Matt O’Connor’s Nixon at the RDS today.

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TV3 won the rights to host the Champions League for three more years so here is their interviewer, Trevor Welch, talking to The Special One about Custard Creams.

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