Connacht’s Jack Carty in action against Racing 92 in the Champions Cup. Photograph: Inpho

Racing 26 Connacht 22 European rugby continues to compel and confound as Connacht once again stepped onto the big stage and came within a score of p(...)

Ethan McIlroy returns to the right wing for Ireland under-20’s   game against England at Franklin’s Gardens on Friday night. Photograph:  Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Ireland under-20 head coach Noel McNamara has made four changes to his side for Friday night’s meeting with England at Franklin’s Gardens (7.45pm, Sky(...)

Ireland  outhalf Jack Crowley will be looking for another big performance against Wales in Cork on Friday night. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland under-20 head coach Noel McNamara has made two changes to his side for Friday night’s game against Wales at Mugrave Park (kick-off 7.15pm, liv(...)

Niall McEniff played a captain’s role for St Mary’s College in their defeat of Newbridge at Donnybrook. Photograph: Inpho

St Mary’s College 24 Newbridge College 7 Captain Niall McEniff led St Mary’s College to a comfortable Leinster Senior Cup first-round win over Newb(...)