Niyi Adeolokun scores Connacht’s third try despite the tackle of Munster’s  Darren Sweetnam during the Guinness Pro 12 game at The Sportsground in  Galway. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 35 Munster 14 In a season of memories and landmarks, Connacht didn’t so much complete their first ever seasonal double over Munster rivals b(...)

Munster coach Anthony Foley retains faith in the relatively inexperienced Johnny Holland at outhalf. Photograph: Inpho

Connacht v Munster, The Sportsground, Galway, Saturday 7.15pm (Live on Sky Sports and TG4)   How times have changed. Connacht host Munste(...)

Thankfully for both FC Grenoble and Connacht this weekend, Field Marshal Haig’s blunt tactics have little relevance.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Recently we commemorated the hundredth anniversary of the 1916 Rising. What Field Marshal Douglas Haig would have thought of it all is another matter(...)

Connacht captain John Muldoon has become an integral part of his side’s running game. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

More than any other Irish player this season perhaps, John Muldoon’s performances give the lie to the notion that you cannot teach an old dog new tric(...)

Niyi Adeolokun and James Connolly celebrate after the Connacht’s win over Leinster. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Connacht 7 Leinster 6 Connacht’s slim 7-0 lead turning into the fierce wind whipping in off the Bohermore end looked an even flimsier buffer when Ian(...)

Kieran Marmion touches down to score Connacht’s try during the Guinness Pro 12 game against Leinster at the  Sportsground in Galway. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 7 Leinster 6 The Sportsground has possibly never heard a roar like the one which greeted Caolin Blade kicking the ball dead from his own i(...)

Bundee Akee goes airborne as he scores a try in Connacht’s victory over Ediinburgh at Murrayfield. Photograph:    Russell Cheyne/Inpho

Edinburgh 23 Connacht 28 Connacht showed why they have reached such stratospheric heights in the Guinness Pro 12 this season by extending their unbro(...)

Pat Lam has made four changes for Connacht’s trip to play Edinburgh on Friday night. Photograph: Inpho

Pat Lam has named four changes to his side for Friday night’s Pro 12 fixture against Edinburgh as Connacht look to extend their lead at the top of the(...)

 Ultan Dillane: has played just 21 times for Connacht since making his debut against Leinster at the RDS last season. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Connacht’s latest debutant for Ireland, Ultan Dillane, could be back wearing the green of Connacht in this weekend’s Pro12 fixture against Edinburgh(...)

Connacht’s Eoghan Masterson stretches to score his side’s  third try during the Guinness Pro 12 game at Rodney Parade. Photograph:  Craig Thomas/Inpho

Newport Gwent Dragons 21 Connacht Rugby 26 Connacht have returned to the Guinness Pro 12 summit after a hard-earned try-bonus victory over the Newpor(...)