Connacht’s Jake Heenan in action during the Guinness Pro 12 game against Benetton Treviso at Stadio Monigo in Italy. Photograph:  Alfio Guarise/Inpho

Benetton Treviso 22 Connacht 21 In a season of highs for Connacht, this was certainly one of the lowest. The desperation and pride of Treviso to hold(...)

Outhalf Jack Carty returns to the Connacht side following injury for the province’s Pro12 game against Treviso at Stadio Monigo. Photograph: James Crosbie/Inpho.

GUINNESS PRO12 Treviso v Connacht Stadio Monigo, Friday, 6.30pm TG4 Connacht are on the cusp of something few at Christmas ever thought they wou(...)

 Tommy O’Donnell leads a Munster break in the Guinness Pro 12 game against  Benetton Treviso at Stadio Monigo. Photograph: Laszlo Rinaldi/Inpho

Benetton Treviso 13 Munster 16 Ian Keatley kicked Munster to a deserved and hard fought victory in northern Italy, but there is still plenty to work(...)

Jack Conan in training earlier this week: player is  among the eight changes within the squad that Leo Cullen has made for the Cardiff Blues game. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Cardiff Blues v Leinster, Cardiff Arms Park, 3.0pm (Sky Sports 1) The misfortune suffered by Mike McCarthy that has prematurely ended his season a(...)

Simon Zebo moves to fullback for Munster’s Guinness Pro 12 trip to play Edinburgh on Saturday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Munster coach Anthony Foley is able to call upon a number of Ireland internationals as they make their first appearance of the season for the provi(...)

Former concession holders are considering a High Court court move next week to block the appointment of KPMG as liquidators. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Some 12 former concession holders of the now closed Clerys department store in Dublin are considering an application to the High Court next week to b(...)

Ospreys’ Dan Biggar is set to win the Rhino Golden Boot for most points in the Pro 12. His 93.3 per cent record from the tee is the best seasonal record ever for a regular kicker in a major league. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Dissuaded from staggered kick-offs and having the potential for a final day laced with the possibilities that freighted last weekend’s Six Nations co(...)

Tiernan O’Halloran will make his first Connacht start of the season against Bennetton Treviso on Sunday. Photograph:INPHO

Anthony Foley has made seven changes for Munster’s Pro 12 fixture against Glasgow Warriors at Musgrave Park on Saturday night. Denis Hurley is set to (...)

Ulster outhalf Ian Humphreys says province are determined to win the block of four matches during the Six Nations. Photograph: Darren Griffiths/Presseye/Inpho

Ulster initially suffered the January blues. They lost a Guinness Pro12 match to Leinster and then, despite a defiant and gutsy four-try salvo against(...)

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The cats – Maine Coons and British Shorthairs – are real, but the fur is fake in this winter shoot by Anita Sadoswka, styled by Carmel Daly. Fashio(...)