Tom Farrell has been cleared to play after an eye injury in last weekend’s one-point victory over Zebre. Photograph: Inpho

The loss of lock Quinn Roux ahead of Saturday’s crunch Pro14 fixture against Cardiff is a significant injury blow for Connacht. The Ireland secondro(...)

Jack Carty (left) in action for Ireland against   France in Dublin on March 10th.   Photograph: Billy Sticklan/Inpho

Connacht welcome back a trio of Ireland internationals ahead of Friday evening’s crunch Pro14 meeting with Benetton. Having won his third cap against(...)

Connacht’s Kyle Godwin reaches over the line for a try that  was later disallowed during the Guinness Pro 14 game against Glasgow Warriors at  Scotstoun. Photograph: Craig Watson/Inpho

Glasgow Warriors 43 Connacht 17 Connacht’s hopes of narrowing the gap on Glasgow Warriors in Conference A of the Guinness Pro 14 suffered a setback a(...)

Kieran Marmion will start for Connacht on Friday night. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht scrumhalf Kieran Marmion has returned from injury to take his place in the Connacht side to play Glasgow Warriors in Scotstoun on Friday nigh(...)

The body of Finley Gannon (18) was discovered at the harbour in Balbriggan on Saturday afternoon. File photograph: Alan Betson

Almost €14,000 has been raised to pay for the funeral costs of a teenager who died in Dublin last weekend. The body of Finley Gannon (18) was discov(...)

Connacht take on the Toyota Cheetahs at the Sportsground on Saturday, kick-off is at 5.30pm. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Ultan Dillane, Caolin Blade, Jack Carty and Tom Farrell have all been named in the Connacht team for Saturday’s Pro14 visit of the Cheetahs to the Spo(...)

Connacht’s Paul Boyle in action during the Guinness Pro 14 game against  Cardiff at the  Arms Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Cardiff 8 Connacht 7 Connacht’s miserable record against Cardiff at Arms Park continues and this latest defeat on Saturday night left Connacht coach (...)

Connacht’s Colby Fainga’a and Kyle Godwin tackle Rey Lee-Lo of Cardiff Blues during the Guinness Pro 14 game at  Cardiff Arms Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Cardiff Blues 8 Connacht 7 The Cardiff bogey continues for Connacht. With just three wins since 2001, Connacht failed once again at the Arms Park, al(...)

Leinster’s Sean Cronin celebrates Andrew Porter’s crucial  late winning try against Connacht at the RDS.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

LEINSTER 33 CONNACHT 29 Can a game be wonderful and cruel in equal measure? Even many Leinster supporters, none of whom lost belief in their team an(...)

Leinster players celebrate Andrew Porter’s winning try. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Leinster 33 Connacht 29 On a perfect December night at a throbbing RDS, this was a stupendous comeback by Leinster, indeed the fightback of true cham(...)

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