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The Forgotten Story Of Johnny Sexton's Stabbing

The Forgotten Story Of Johnny Sexton's Stabbing
Conor Neville
By Conor Neville
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UCD lecturer Niamh Brennan was on Marian Finnucane's show this morning and alluded to what she termed her 'rugby claim to fame', namely, that she taught Johnny Sexton.

She alluded to an incident that many had forgotten and many others never knew.

Back in 2007, Sexton, along with future Leinster teammate Darragh Fanning and another friend Michael Finley, were stabbed outside a nightclub in Rathmines.

You probably discussed this incident on your programme at the time. He went on to a nightclub many years ago called Tramco on a Saturday night and it was the front page story on the Sunday newspapers that a girl had attacked him and stabbed him in the leg with a scissors.


Ciara Byrne, their attacker, was spared jail on the grounds she do 240 hours of community service and pay a fine.

In relaying her story on 'Marian' this morning, Brennan recalled how she joked that he wouldn't have gotten stabbed had he been in studying.

His discomfort was added to by his professor telling him that had he stayed in that Saturday night studying this would not have happened.

Not an especially sympathetic message for someone who had just been stabbed...

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