Dave Heffernan

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Leinster’s Adam Byrne takes flight on his way to scoring a try in the Guinness Pro 12 game against Connacht at the Sportsground in Galway. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Connacht 24 Leinster 37 A wild, wild night out west, but not in what was once the old, traditional sense. On a lovely spring night in Galway, this wa(...)

Connacht look for a first win in Glasgow this Saturday evening. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Connacht head coach Pat Lam has made 10 changes his team to play Glasgow Warriors at Scotstoun Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Ireland internationals (...)

Connacht coach Pat Lam: “We’re very aware of where we are in this competition and what we need to do.” Photograph: Inpho

Connacht’s focus has to be on a match-by-match basis rather than being overly fixated on or disillusioned by the league standings. The defending champ(...)

Toulouse players celebrate as referee Wayne Barnes blows the full-time whistle in the Champions Cup game against Connacht at Stade Ernest-Wallon. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Toulouse 19 Connacht 10 Brave, as ever, but no cigar. Regrets, Connacht will have many, after coming within a drop goal or penalty of reaching the qu(...)

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(...)

  Maria and David Flynn of Ballymakenny Heritage Potatoes, near Termonfekin, who grow unusual violet and red potatoes. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

If you have been eating in smart restaurants in the past few weeks, or getting your food fix by scrolling through the Instagram and Twitter accounts o(...)

Cian Kelleher will start at fullback in Italy this weekend. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Pat Lam has made seven personnel changes from the Connacht side that defeated Toulouse six days ago, to face Zebre in the European Champions Cup on Su(...)

Cian Kelleher scores Connacht’s fourth try during the Guinness Pro 12 derby encounter with Ulster at the Sportsground. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 30 Ulster 25 Connacht are back, and how. On a gorgeous becalmed night in the west of Ireland, there was nothing calm about this frenzied and(...)

Connacht’s Niyi Adeolokun goes clear to score a try. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 16 Glasgow 11 They’ve never had it so good, but now they could have it even better next Saturday. Connacht tore up the history book and all (...)

Kieran Marmion touches down to score Connacht’s try during the Guinness Pro 12 game against Leinster at the  Sportsground in Galway. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 7 Leinster 6 The Sportsground has possibly never heard a roar like the one which greeted Caolin Blade kicking the ball dead from his own i(...)

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