Connacht’s Jack Carty scores the first try against La Rochelle at the Sportsground.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne / Inpho

Connacht Rugby 48 La Rochelle 12 Connacht romped to victory in their opening European Challenge Cup fixture against first-time French visitors (...)

 Shane Delahunt  will start for Connacht against Treviso. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

In the same week that he signed a Connacht Academy contract, 20-year-old Shane Delahunt has been handed his first Pro 12 start at hooker after coming (...)

 Connacht’s Kieran Marmion scores the decisive  try at the Sportsground. Photograph: James Crombie / Inpho

Connacht 10 Leinster 9 “We are top of the league,” chanted the delirious home support in the Clan Terrace. To the delight of the vast majority of the (...)

Ospreys’ Jeff Hassler brushes off Connacht’s Eoin Griffin on his way to scoring a try during the RaboDirect Pro 12 match at the  Liberty Stadium. Photograph: Huw Evans/Inpho

Ospreys 45 Connacht 20: Centre Ashley Beck crossed for two tries as the Ospreys signed off their Pro12 season with a bonus point win over Connacht at (...)

Auckland Blues hooker  Tom McCartney has signed for Connacht on a three-year deal. Photograph:  Joseph Johnson/Getty Images

Connacht have raided the Super XV ranks for the second time in a week and followed up the signing of centre Bundee Aki with the acquisition of(...)

Connacht’s John Muldoon: has no difficulty focusing on Saturday’s Munster game.

There are likely to be only two players involved at the Sportsground on Saturday who know what it is like to help Connacht def(...)

 Connacht head coach Pat Lam (centre) happy with the his Academy players. Photogrpah: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Connacht have announced the the contract extensions of five of its current crop of players. The Academy set-up has produced another crop(...)

 Jordi Murphy: “It’s always the ultimate test against Munster.”

When Jordi Murphy heard his name called out on that Tuesday morning he matter-of-factly accepted a reality that had been a childhood dream (at (...)

Seán Dougall is the meat in the sandwich as the Munster man is tackled by Connacht’s Craig Clarke and Dan Parks in last night’s game at Thomond Park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

MUNSTER 22, CONNACHT 16Munster scorers: Try: Hanrahan; Con: Hanrahan; Pens: Hanrahan (5)Connacht scorers: Try: Heffernan; Con: Parks; Pens: Parks (3)T(...)

Gerhard van den Heever will make his home debut for Munster on the right wing against the Scarlets at Musgrave Park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Pro 12 team news: South African winger Gerhard van den Heever will make his home debut and hooker Duncan Casey will start his first competitive Munste(...)