Cian Kelleher scores a try for Leinster against Zebre: “An unbelievable try from 50m, and I thought great, but I haven’t seen him again.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Coach Pat Lam believes Connacht will provide new signing Cian Kelleher with the shop window he needs to realise his ambitions. Although Leinster a(...)

Cian Kelleher scores for Leinster against Zebre last February. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Connacht have announced the signing of fullback Cian Kelleher from Leinster on a two-year deal. The 21-year-old, who can also play on the wing and ou(...)

Cian Healy in action against England in the Six Nations: niggling injuries cast doubt on his participation in South Africa tour. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Ireland and Leinster prop Cian Healy may not play again this season due to a succession of niggling injuries. Healy, who did not take part in Leinst(...)

Cian Healy lasted 70 minutes of Leinster’s 52-0 win over Zebre. Photograph: Inpho

Leinster 52 Zebre 0 Only the most ardent Leinster pessimists believed this was a contest to decide winners and losers. The team sheets told as much b(...)

Lansdowne captain Scott Deasy played a central role in his side’s victory with a 17-point haul. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

UCD’s lead at the top of Ulster Bank League Division 1A was cut to four points after Lansdowne got the better of them in a 22-20 verdict on Saturday. (...)

Kurt McQuilkin: “Coaching a club that you really care about, you know? We had a good amount of success at the time and, yeah, it  just ingrained something in me.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Last stop Bray. We’ll eventually get to Te Kuiti, the sheep-shearing capital of the world, but Bray is where we start as it’s home to Kurt McQuilkin. (...)

 Rhys Ruddock could miss the World Cup after suffering an arm injury at the Tbilisi Cup.

Emerging Ireland 33 Uruguay 7 Rhys Ruddock’s hopes of taking part in the World Cup rest upon the results of an x-ray after damaging his right arm just(...)

Barbarians’ Zane Kirchner touches down to score a try in the game against an Ireland XVat Thomond park. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Barbarians 22 Ireland 21 The individual consequences will be more significant after Ireland slipped to a defeat at Thomond Park that will merely be a(...)

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt: team selection features Leinster youngsters in centre Colm O’Shea and replacement winger Cian Kelleher. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

Ireland v Barbarians, Thomond Park, 7.45pm: At face value this looks like a bit of an end-of-season jaunt. Then again, with Joe Schmidt involved and t(...)

Cian Kelleher of Lansdowne (right). He and Clontarf’s Collie O’Shae are named on the squad to take on Barbarians on Thursday. Photograph: INPHO/Donall Farmer

The overlap in the rugby lives of Cian Kelleher and Collie O’Shea represent a curious collision of circumstances over the past several weeks. The two (...)