Connacht’s Danie Poolman scores his side’s second try despite Nick Scott of Dragons at the Galway Sportsground last evening. Photograph: Inpho

Connacht 29 Dragons 23 Connacht opened their Guinness Pro 12 season with a valuable home win, edging a lively encounter against the Newport Gwe(...)

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(...)

Connacht head coach Pat Lam has been setting his targets for the upcoming season. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Connacht head coach Pat Lam says that the target for his Connacht squad this coming season is clear - qualify for the European Rugby Champions Cup. “(...)

Andrew Conway makes a break for Emerging Ireland against Georia in Tbilisi. Photo: GRU/Inpho

Georgia 12 Emerging Ireland 45 Joe Schmidt watched Emerging Ireland win the Tbilisi Cup in emphatic style with a six-try win over hosts Georgia(...)

Rhys Ruddock will captain Emerging Ireland in their Tbilisi Cup opener against Emerging Italy. Photograph: Inpho

Emerging Ireland coaches Allen Clarke and Girvan Dempsey have named their side for the opening game of the Tbilsi Cup on Saturday. Rhys Ruddock will l(...)

Gloucester’s Jonny May  celebrates scoring the winning try against Connacht at Kingsholm. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Connacht’s sense of injustice will last through the summer months and into next season. Two highly contentious decisions by French referee Romain Poit(...)

Connacht’s Jack Carty converts his side’s fourth try at Kingsholm. Photograph: Kevin Barnes/Inpho

at Kingsholm Connacht’s dream of of playing Champions Cup rugby is over for another season. In a thrilling contest that went went to the wire, Glouce(...)

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(...)

Connacht’s Bundee Aki tackled by Justin Tipuric of Ospreys. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht coach Pat Lam will need to address the dichotomy of his team’s performance as they head to Gloucester on Sunday for another opportunity to p(...)