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Blue Bulls’ Marcell Coetzee against Leinster at the Aviva Stadium in the United Rugby Championship. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Connacht v Bulls, Sportsground, 7.35pm (live on TG4, Premier Sports 1) The match in Galway represents a clash of two teams looking to put aside the d(...)

Bundee Aki:  returns to the Connacht line-up for the visit or Montpellier to the  Sportsground. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Heineken Champions Cup Pool 5: Connacht v Montpellier,  Sportsground, Galway, Sunday, 1.0pm - Live on BT Sport 3 Contrasting sides with similar (...)

Bundee Aki at Connacht Rugby Squad training in the Sportsground, Galway. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The forecast for Galway on Sunday afternoon is dry and sunny but on Wednesday afternoon, as the Connacht squad returned to the dressing-room following(...)

If the proposed redevelopment of the Sportsground is approved its maximum capacity would double in size to 12,000. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When historians come to write about Connacht Rugby in decades, or even longer, from now, they’ll assuredly cite the late 2010s as a major crossroads i(...)

John Muldoon: Kieran Keane says Connacht  need to provide their retiring captain  with a fitting send off at the season’s end. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Head coach Kieran Keane is looking for the perfect birthday present when Connacht return to Pro14 action against the Ospreys at the Galway Sportsgroun(...)

Connacht – champions of Ireland, Wales, Scotland and Italy no less – have awoken the west like never before after their band of brothers beat their historical big brothers from Leinster in Saturday’s historic Guinness Pro12 final. Photograph: James Crombie/INPHO

The pot of gold at the end of the rainbow actually can’t be counted in euros, or even measured. Instead it could be seen in the streets of Edinburgh a(...)

Connacht fans invade the pitch after the Guinness Pro 12 play-off win over Glasgow at The Sportsground in  Galway. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The only way the Leicester City/Connacht rugby “dream season” analogy could become any more linked in Irish sports-fans’ minds is if Michael Lyster a(...)

Munster coach Anthony Foley retains faith in the relatively inexperienced Johnny Holland at outhalf. Photograph: Inpho

Connacht v Munster, The Sportsground, Galway, Saturday 7.15pm (Live on Sky Sports and TG4)   How times have changed. Connacht host Munste(...)

Robbie Henshaw: will start at fullback for Connacht against Treviso at the Sportsground. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The poverty of imagination and subtlety, in creative terms, of Benetton Treviso’s performance in defeat to Leinster at the Stadio Comunale di Monigo (...)

 Connacht’s Mils Muliaina celebrates after last week’s win over Munster  at the Sportsground in Galway. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There is a heightened sense of ambition and enthusiasm around the Sportsground, the Connacht Branch and the province. You can sense the buzz as soon a(...)

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