Ciaran Gaffney

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Munster’s James Cronin and Jack Carty of Connacht. Connacht’s outhalf crisis appears to have been temporarily allayed by  Carty’s return, with Ciarán Gaffney, providing cover. Photograph: INPHO/James Crombie

Ospreys v Connacht, Liberty stadium, 1.30pm - live Sky Sports 1 A club seeking a coach with the soon-to-be-departing coach still on deck can prove tr(...)

Bundee Aki is facing surgery on his injured ankle. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Connacht head coach Pat Lam has made four personnel changes to his side ahead of Friday’s Pro12 clash with Ulster at Kingspan Stadium . Bundee Aki wi(...)

 John Muldoon celebrates with Eric Elwood after Connacht’s victory over Leinster in Edinburgh. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

John Muldoon drove from his home to the Sportsground, arriving shortly after 8.45am, parked his car, walked back to the main entrance and into the Co(...)

Garry Ringrose is set to make the graduation from Ireland Under-20s to the Test side. Photograph: Inpho

The upcoming November Test matches against New Zealand (twice), Canada and Australia will offer Ireland coach Joe Schmidt the opportunity to give seni(...)

The law is indeed an ass in this case as Connacht travel to Newcastle for this European Challenge Cup fixture one man short in terms of their match-d(...)

Connacht coach Pat Lam is juggling resources ahead of the return match against Newcastle. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

European rugby’s governing body has turned down an appeal from Connacht coach Pat Lam to add two extra backs to his injury-torn squad ahead of Sunday(...)

Connacht coach Pat Lam: “We don’t want to bring in anyone from overseas, we understand the rules we –just want to bring in someone from our squad.” Photograph: Inpho

Connacht coach Pat Lam is to appeal to the European tournament organisers to permit the addition of another back player to his squad. With the second(...)

Ireland scrumhalf Charlie Rock scored a late try but it was too little too late for Ireland  at the Zaffanella Stadium. Photograph: Inpho

Wales 22 Ireland 12 This is what Ireland feared might happen against New Zealand but few expected them to be 19-0 down after just 15 minutes of(...)

Ireland U-20’s Josh Murphy is tackled by James Blackwell and Ricky Riccitelli of New Zealand. Photograph: Matteo Ciambelli/Inpho

Ireland’s new captain, Josh Murphy, says the squad have put the disappointment of the New Zealand loss behind them and are now determined to claim fi(...)

Ireland head coach Nigel Carolan.

Ireland U20s v Scotland U20s, 3.30pm Scottish coach Seán Lineen believes their recent win over Ireland in the Six Nations will have little bear(...)

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