Cian Kelleher scores a try for Leinster against Zebre: “An unbelievable try from 50m, and I thought great, but I haven’t seen him again.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Coach Pat Lam believes Connacht will provide new signing Cian Kelleher with the shop window he needs to realise his ambitions. Although Leinster a(...)

Cian Kelleher scores for Leinster against Zebre last February. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Connacht have announced the signing of fullback Cian Kelleher from Leinster on a two-year deal. The 21-year-old, who can also play on the wing and ou(...)

Rory Scannell: one of the young playes who has come to the fore with Munster during a tough campaign for the province. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Let’s hear it for the Guinness Pro12 then. Never before has there been so much at stake for the 22nd and last full round of fixtures which kick-off si(...)

Tom McCartney captain’s Pat Lam’s Connacht side on Friday. Photograph: Inpho

Pat Lam has made wholesale changes to his Connacht side for Friday night’s trip to play Bennetton Trevison. In total there are 10 new faces from the (...)

Ulster head coach Les Kiss during training ahead of their Pro12 clash with Leinster. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Heading into the penultimate round of matches in the Guinness Pro12, the Ulster director of rugby, Les Kiss, described it as the toughest league campa(...)

Aly Muldowney will leave Connacht at the end of the season. Photograph: Inpho

Connacht have confirmed secondrow Aly Muldowney will join French side Grenoble at the end of the season. Muldowney is one of seven players set to be (...)

The Sportsground has turned away Connacht supporters two weeks running.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The atmosphere at the Sportsground is like never before. The old dog track is rocking to the sound of the Connacht faithful roaring on their team to (...)

James Connolly has grabbed his chance with both hands as Connacht coach Pat Lam  has been forced to look to the province’s academy. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

If Connacht have been the story of the season in many respects, then the manner in which their young players have helped the province overcome a high (...)

Robbie Henshaw starts at fullback for Connacht against Munster. Photograph: Inpho

Matt Healy will revert to his familiar role on the wing when Connacht take on Munster at The Sportsground on Saturday. Healy was electric from fullba(...)

Connacht’s Bundee Aki tackled by Grenoble’s Nigel Hunt in the Challenge Cup quarter-final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

While strolling out of the Clarion Hotel car park on Wednesday a ‘mature’ and stocky gentleman standing in front of the ticket machine, somewhat conf(...)