Shane Delahunt  will start for Connacht against Treviso. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

In the same week that he signed a Connacht Academy contract, 20-year-old Shane Delahunt has been handed his first Pro 12 start at hooker after coming (...)

Connacht scrumhalf  Kieran Marmion avoids the Cardiff defence to score his side’s second try in the Guinness Pro12, game at The Sportsground in Galway. Photograph: Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 24 Cardiff 24 A frustrating evening for Connacht. Although they preserved their unbeaten record at the Sportground this season, this Guinness(...)

Connacht’s Craig Ronaldson: recalled to the backline for Cardiff Blues’  visit  to the Sportsground. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

To be beaten by 2014 league finalists Glasgow is no reason to be despondent. Still, the first defeat of the season last week brings Connacht back to (...)

Jared Payne returns from injury for Ulster’s Guinness Pro12 clash against Edinburgh at Ravenhill on Friday night.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ulster have made 10 changes to the side that lost away to Zebre last weekend for Friday night’s Guinness Pro12 home game against Edinburgh at Ravenhil(...)

 Tiernan O’Halloran of Connacht (green) is set to undergo knee surgery. Photograph: Morgan Treacy / Inpho

Connacht’s Tiernan O’Halloran will undergo knee surgery on Wednesday and miss another three to four weeks of rugby. The wing has what the province de(...)

 Connacht’s Jake Heenan clutches his shoulder in the Dragons match. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Two games and two wins into the season, and Connacht are once again struggling with injuries ahead of Friday’s first interprovincial against Leinster(...)

Connacht’s Mils Muliaina and head coach Pat Lam: Lam will be forced to dip into his Academy to cover the front row. Photograph: Inpho

Two games and two wins into the season, and Connacht are once again struggling with injuries ahead of Friday’s first interprovincial against Leinster (...)

Andrew Conway breaks clear to score Munster’s first try in the  RaboDirect Pro12 game against Connacht at  The Sportsground in Galway. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Connacht 23 Munster 32: Munster warmed up for their Heineken Cup semi-final again(...)

Paul O’Connell during Munster training during the week. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho
O’Connell returns for Munster
  • Pro12
  • April 18, 2014, 13:11

  Connacht v Munster (The Sportsground, Saturday 6pm) Paul O’Connell is back in the Munster team for tomorrow’s short trip to Galway(...)

Connacht head coach Pat Lam during the game against Ulster at Ravenhill.

JOHN FALLON It has been a debut season of mixed fortunes for Pat Lam in Connacht but the former Samoan international believes (...)