Dave Heffernan

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Bundee Aki: one of three Ireland internationals welcomed back to the Connacht side for the game against Perpignan. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

European Challenge Cup: Connacht v Perpignan Kick off: 3pm. Venue: The Sportsground. Back-to-back wins on what was by all accounts a hugely successf(...)

Connacht left wing  Matt Healy: he has playing every minute of the team’s four matches this season

The careful husbandry of playing minutes within the four Irish provincial squads is a staple of the Irish player-management programme, one that has dr(...)

Robin Copeland starts for Connacht on Saturday afternoon. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Robin Copeland is set to make his Connacht debut as Andy Friend’s side take on Scarlets in the Sportsground on Saturday afternoon. The backrow’s inc(...)

Connacht’s Paul Boyle scores a try during their Pro14 win over Zebre at the Sportsground. Photo: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Connacht 32 Zebre 13 With renewed spring in their step, Connacht prepare to march on Edinburgh this week, having collected a first bonus-point win in(...)

Connacht’s Niyi Adeolokun scores a try against Zebre. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Connacht 32 Zebre 13 Paul Boyle’s first-half brace of tries put Connacht on course for a 32-13 bonus-point win over Zebre at a rain-hit Sportsground.(...)

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 ((...)

Connacht will be captained by Jarrad Butler on Friday night. Photograph: Inpho

Jarrad Butler will captain Connacht for the first time in Friday’s Pro14 clash with the Ospreys in the Liberty Stadium (kick off 7.35pm). A single (...)

Bundee Aki starts for Connacht as they look to secure top spot in their Challenge Cup pool. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland internationals Ultan Dillane, Bundee Aki and Kieran Marmion return to the Connacht team for Saturday’s Challenge Cup clash with Worcester Warr(...)

Kieran Keane: will want   to see an incremental improvement in Connacht’s playing stats as their European adventure gathers momentum. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Connacht’s performances in the European Challenge Cup have offered a respite and refuge from a slew of disappointing displays in the Guinness Pro14. T(...)

Munster’s Andrew Conway: “Good timing got me in again [to the Ireland team] in November. But that’s what rugby is. You have to take your opportunities when they come.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Everything changed on March 18th. England in Dublin. Number 23 arrived into a hectic fray for cap number one. Eight long seasons after his Leinster de(...)

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