Connacht’s Kyle Godwin scores a try during the Challenge Cup  match against Bordeaux-Begles at the Sportsground. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Connacht 22 Bordeaux-Begles 10 Conditions dictated this was no show-stopper, but Connacht will be relieved to have secured victory in this season’s E(...)

Bundee Aki and Kieran Marmion during Connacht training at the Sportsground. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Kieran Marmion is set to make his first start of the Pro14 campaign as Connacht take on Edinburgh in Murrayfield on Friday. The game also marks the(...)

Quinn Roux is one of four changes to the Connacht team. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Connacht have been boosted by the injury return of Sean O’Brien and Gavin Thornbury for the visit of Zebre to the Sportsground on Saturday afternoon ((...)

Joey Carbery: moved from Leinster to Munster

The memories remain vivid but professional sport permits but the briefest pause to enjoy success. Leinster’s record breaking double of Champions Cup a(...)

Denis Coulson and Bundee Aki taking part in a Connacht squad session at the Sportsground on Tuesday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht spent little time this week smarting over their defeat to Munster as they prepare to qualify once again for the latter stages of European co(...)

Prop Gary Keane scored Coláiste Iognáid’s first try in their Connacht Schools Cup final win over Summerhill College. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Coláiste Iognáid 13 Summerhill College 7 Holders Colaiste Iognaid retained the Top Oil Connacht Senior Cups School with a dominant display over newco(...)

Ireland coach Nigel Carolan takes training ahead of his side’s opening Pool A match against Wales. Photo: Inpho

If the Ireland Under-20 players didn’t appreciate that things had stepped up a notch or two after arriving in Manchester on Thursday for the World Un(...)

Ireland Under-20  James Ryan in action against a Leinster Development side. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Ireland Under-20 v Wales Under-20 Donnybrook, 7.35pm RTÉ 2 The cyclical nature of underage rugby is illustrated by comparing last year’s Ireland U(...)

Lansdowne secondrow James Ryan will captain Ireland under-20 in their opening Six Nations game agaainst Wales at Donnybrook on Friday night. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ireland coach Nigel Carolan has named three of last year’s side for the opening Under-20 Six Nations Championship game against Wales at Donnybrook on (...)

Conan O’Donnell, Adam McBurney, James Ryan and Paul Kiernan at the Ireland Under-20 squad announcement. Photograph: Inpho

Nigel Carolan appreciates the cyclical nature of age-grade rugby as in choosing 26 new faces to complement the four returning players from last season(...)

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