Mike Ruddock: “It has been difficult trying to juggle the ever increasing demands of the age grade programme whilst coaching Lansdowne in the Ulster Bank League and now it’s time to concentrate on trying to add another UBL title to the one we won in 2013.”

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Connacht team in a huddle after a training session. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht are continuing to develop their squad for next season as Academy graduate Aaron Conneely and winger Matt Healy are the latest players (...)