On Saturday morning April 12th, 2014, I sat on my couch armed with a bowl of porridge flicking between BBC’s Saturday Kitchen and Super Rugby. Between(...)

Eric Elwood is to return to Connacht as domestic rugby manager. Photograph:   Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Eric Elwood is to return to Connacht after the the former player and coach was appointed as domestic rugby manager for the province.The 45-year-old (...)

Predicting the likely composition of the Clermont Auvergne team for Saturday’s European Champions Cup against Munster at Thomond Park is a fraught (...)

 Munster outhalf Ian Keatley  looks up after kicking the match-winning drop-goal against Sale Sharks during the European  Champions Cup clash at the  AJ Bell Stadium in Salford, England. Photo:  Gareth Copley/Getty Images

A goal-kicker’s lot is different. His job spec affords him even more responsibility than a striker in football. Nor is it quite as unique as, say, a g(...)

Rodney Ah You relaxs in Resistancia ahead of today’s Test against Argentina. It would be a dereliction of duty on Joe Schmidt’s part not to avail of Irish-qualified players. Photograph: Inpho

Something sucks about IRB Regulation 8. Governing international eligibility, it stipulates a player may represent a country in three ways, namely by d(...)

Connacht’s Brett Wilkinson has retired from the game. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Connacht Rugby has been shocked by the sudden retirement of long-serving prop Brett Wilkinson. The popular 30-year-old has been forced to ret(...)

Connacht’s captain Craig Clarke after last week’s victory over Toulouse in the Heineken Cup. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

When Connacht announced they had signed Craig Clarke, the eyes of their supporters must have lit up. It was a statement of intent. Here was a co-capta(...)

Connacht’s head coach Pat Lam shows his delight after his side’s unlikely victory over Toulouse at their Stade Ernest Wallon stronghold in southwestern France. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

It must be hailed as one of rugby’s greatest upsets. Connacht defeated Toulouse in their own back yard to become Heineken Cup giant-killers.Against al(...)

Ronan O’Gara and his wife Jessica  in Cork last night for the testimonial dinner.  Photograph: Brian McEvoy

  Former Munster, Ireland and Lions outhalf Ronan O’Gara last night said he was thrilled to be honoured in his home town when 900 gu(...)

John Muldoon in action against Cardiff last week, a game in which he won his 200th Connacht cap. Photograph: Darren Griffiths/Inpho

Connacht’s Got Talent! Not just on the pitch but, it transpires, Pat Lam is also searching to develop hitherto hidden talent off the pitch as well. As(...)