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Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt shares a joke with his training squad during an open training session at Thomond Park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Further pruning of the Irish squad will take place next week following the first of four warm-up games against Italy at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.(...)

Ultan Dillane has left Ireland’s Rugby World Cup training squad. Photograph: James Crombie

Joe Schmidt has named an extended 43-man squad for the first of Ireland’s Summer Series matches on Saturday. Ireland play Conor O’Shea’s Italy at the(...)

James Ryan (right) with Leinster team-mate Tadgh Furlong following their Champions Cup defeat to Saracens at St James’ Park, Newcastle, last Saturday. Photograph: Billy Stickland

It is a measure of the esteem in which James Ryan is held by his peers that the 22-year-old Leinster and Irish lock has become the youngest player to (...)

Connacht’s Jack Carty celebrates his match-winning try with Caolin Blade in the Challenge Cup game against Bordeuax-Begles at  Stade Chaban-Delmas. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Bordeaux-Begles 27 Connacht 33 It took a late piece of brilliance from new Ireland squad member Jack Carty to ensure Connacht qualified for a 10th Eu(...)

 Connacht’s Caolin Blade leads his team off the field after a 34-13 defeat to Sale Sharks in October 2018 at the AJ Bell Stadium in  Manchester. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

A fully-loaded Sale Sharks who are in the driving seat take on Connacht in this afternoon’s crunch European Challenge Cup fixture at the Galway Sports(...)

At the announcement of Leinster Rugby’s partnership with BearingPoint are, from left,  Leinster Rugby players Rob Kearney, Robbie Henshaw and Seán O’Brien.

Connacht Rugby has lined up Irish company Future Ticketing as its official online ticket sales partner. The province announced the deal ahead of the (...)

 Connacht players Jarrad Butler (left), Tiernan O’Halloran and Kieran Marmion with Alan Durcan, Bank of Ireland’s provincial director for Connacht.

Bank of Ireland has agreed to become a sponsor of Connacht Rugby for the next three years for an undisclosed sum. This means the bank is now involved (...)

John Muldoon with his Connacht team-mates during training at the Sportsground on  Tuesday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Seventeen years on, one-club man John Muldoon reckons the “gate” at Connacht’s Saturday afternoon clash with Leinster should belong to him. An endang(...)

Denis Naughten: the Minister for Communications said he expressed ‘a purely personal view” that matter would most likely  be referred to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.

Offering a detached personal opinion on a future ministerial decision you will take requires a feat of political gymnastics that is almost impossible(...)

Connacht’s Matt Healy scores a try during his side’s Challenge Cup quarter-final defeat to Gloucester. Photograph:  Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Connacht 28 Gloucester 33 It is now a case of chin up for Connacht and their 8,000 supporters who had filled the Galway Sportsground on Saturday in e(...)

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