Tommy O’Donnell returns to the Munster starting line up for Saturday’s Pro 12 fixture against Scarlets. (Photograph: INPHO/Donall Farmer)

Anthony Foley has named eight changes to his Munster side for Saturday’s game away at Scarlets, with the some of the province’s international cohort r(...)

Mils Muliaina, confronted here by Phil Burleigh of Edinburgh, will captain Connacht against La Rochelle. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

One of the abiding memories from the Sportsground last week was the performance of 25-year-old Connacht wing Matt Healy. He was quite simply exceptio(...)

Connacht head coach Pat Lam says he wouldn’t be working in Galway if the province didn’t match his ambition. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

“We’re pretty blessed to be in quite a special place,” says Pat Lam. In a sense, he has made it that way for his family, for the Connacht team, for t(...)

Robbie Henshaw will miss Connacht’s vital European Chellenge Cup game at La Rochelle with an ankle injury he picked up in last weekend’s defeat to Exeter. (Photograph:  INPHO/Dan Sheridan)

Connacht head to play La Rochelle on Saturday needing a win to keep their hopes of progression into the quarter finals of the European Challenge Cup (...)

Matt Healy scored two tries for Connacht against Exeter but it was not enough and now the province’s Challenge Cup hopes hang by a thread. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

Pat Lam was honest in his post-match appraisal, preferring to focus on Connacht’s performance shortcomings rather than dwell on the vagaries of fortu(...)

Connacht boss Pat Lam has made four changes to the side which were beaten by Edinburgh last Friday for Sunday’s Challenge Cup fixture against Exeter.D(...)

Connacht centre Dave McSharry has signed a new deal keeping him at the Sportsground until 2017. (Photograph: INPHO/James Crombie)

Connacht have announced centre Dave McSharry has signed a new deal with the province that will keep him at the Sportsground until 2017.The 24-year-old(...)

Connacht’s Robbie Henshaw celebrates with head coach Pat Lam after beating Munster. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Pat Lam hailed Connacht’s best performance of the season and most important win of a burgeoning season to date. This win revived their aspirations of(...)

Connacht’s Robbie Henshaw gets past JJ Hanrahan, Ian Keatley and Tommy O’Donnell of Munster during the Guinness Pro 12 clash at the Sportsground.    Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 24 Munster 16“Typical Sportsground weather,” ventured one of the car park attendants, and if ever there was a clichéd picture of an interpro (...)

Paddy Jackson returns from a shoulder injury for Ulster’s Guinness Pro 12 clash with Connacht on St Stephen’s Day. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Inpho/Presseye/

Ireland international outhalf Paddy Jackson returns from a shoulder injury to take his place in the Ulster side for the sold-out Guinness Pro 12 fixtu(...)