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(...)

 Connacht’s Tiernan O’Halloran supported by Jake Heenan, Kieran Marmion and John Muldoon. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connachthave confirmed new deals for Tiernan O’Halloran, Miah Nikora and Jack Carty, all of whom are Irish born or Irish qualified in Nikora(...)

Ulster forwards Rory Best, Callum Black and Dan Tuohy arrive for training at  Pirrie Park in Belfast on Thursday. Photograph: Brian Little/Inpho/Presseye

Ireland hooker Rory Best will make his 150th appearance for Ulster in Saturday’s Heineken Cup Pool 5 decider away to Leicester Tigers at Welford Road (...)

Connacht’s Matt Healy scored the opening try against Zebre. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 20 Zebre 3 Connacht got the required victory to keep themselves in the hunt for a Heineken Cup quarter-final place, as they ran out 17(...)

Connacht’s Jake Heenan will be back in action against Zebre. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht coach Pat Lam has made just two personnel changes to his side ahead of their Heineken Cup clash with Zebre in Galway on Saturday (3.40pm).Bot(...)

Connacht’s Robbie Henshaw and head coach Pat Lam welcome Leinster to The Sportsground for tonight’s Pro12 game. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

A month and three games later, Connacht’s victory in Toulouse looks like a one-off. A heroic, never-to-be-forgotten one-off but a yet-to-be-repeated o(...)

Jordi Murphy: his selection at openside flanker is an intriguing move by Matt O’Connor. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Opportunity knocks for some young, indigenous players out west this evening in an extensive cast list which also features Brian O’Driscoll’s farewell (...)

 Jack Carty will make his first start for Connacht tomorrow night.

Leinster coach Matt O’Connor has rotated his squad for tomorrow night’s Pro12 derby with Connacht at the Sportsground (7.15pm). Just five of the side(...)

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(...)

Connacht Eagles 27 Rotherham Titans 25: Fullback Darragh Leader was the hero when he landed a late penalty to snatch victory for Connacht Eagles 27-25(...)