John Muldoon: “I’d be lying if I said I wouldn’t love to win in Munster before I retire, it’s one of the places where I have never won at senior level.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

John Muldoon made his senior debut for Connacht in 2002 at Thomond Park in an end-of-season friendly, in what would be a rare enough outing at opensi(...)

Backs and skills coach Dave Ellis tries his hand at hurling at a Connacht training session at Central Stadium, Krasnoyarsk, Russia. Photograph: Inpho

For a nation that loves talking about the weather, the Irish are having a field day in Krasnoyarsk. Not a rain drop in sight, but here in Siber(...)

Connacht’s Robbie Henshaw on his way to scoring a try in the Guinness Pro 12, game against Benetton Treviso at The Sportsground. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Connacht 33 Treviso 19 Connacht continued their remarkable start to the season, grabbing a fifth win on the trot at the Galway Sportsground and takin(...)

Tiernan O’Halloran scores Connacht’s try against Edinburgh at the Sportsground. Photograph: James Crosbie/Inpho.

Pro 12 League Connacht 14 Edinburgh 9 Sitting pretty in second spot after six games, Connacht continue to make hay during this opening period of th(...)

Connacht’s Tiernan O’Halloran breaks free to score his sides opening try Photograph: Inpho/James Crombie

Connacht 14-9 Edinburgh Connacht remain second on the Guinness Pro 12 table after a dogged display against Edinburgh at the Galway Sportsground. In a(...)

Connacht captain John Muldoon and head coach Pat Lam at the launch of the Guinness Pro12. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

John Muldoon’s face creases into a broad grin. The Connacht captain didn’t hesitate for a moment when asked how he would feel about losing three of t(...)

Hooker Mike Sherry will make his first start for Munster since November 2013 in the pre-season game against Connacht at Thomond Park. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland international hooker Mike Sherry will make his first appearance for Munster in almost two years in Friday night’s pre-season game against Conn(...)

Gloucester’s James Hook is tackled during Connacht’s agonising extra time defeat at Kingsholm. Photograph: Getty

Gloucester 40 Connacht 32 Connacht’s dream of playing Champions Cup rugby is over for another season. In a thrilling contest that went went(...)

Connacht will travel to play Gloucester in their Champions Cup play-off without the injured Kieran Marmion. Photograph: Inpho

Connacht’s pursuit of a Champions Cup spot for next season continues on Sunday as they travel to Kingsholm to play Gloucester in a European play-off.P(...)

MIchael Swift is on the bench for his final home game before Connacht retirement. Photograph: Inpho

Connacht boss Pat Lam has made three changes to his side ahead of Saturday’s fixture against table-toppers the Ospreys at the Sportsground.The game pr(...)