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Connacht host Toulouse in Saturday’s crucial Champions Cup clash at the Sportsground. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Connacht head coach Andy Friend has recalled a host of Irish internationals for Saturday’s crucial Champions Cup clash with Toulouse at the Sportsgrou(...)

Leinster’s Garry Ringrose is tackled by Robin Copeland of Connacht during their  Pro 14 match at the RDS. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Leinster 54 Connacht 7 Not four years ago these teams faced off in a Pro 12 final at Murrayfield. Connacht deservedly and joyously prevailed. On(...)

Leinster’s Garry Ringrose scores his team’s seventh try against Connacht. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Leinster 54 Connacht 7 “James, come off now!” commanded doctor to limping lock. James Ryan damaged his calf - and possibly exacerbated it with two t(...)

 Connacht’s Tiernan O’Halloran in action for Benetton in October. The player returns from injury to face Munster at the Sportsground. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht v Munster, Sportsground, Saturday, 5.15pm - Live on TG4, Free Sports The obvious impact of the national player management programme notwiths(...)

Connacht’s Conor Fitzgerald and Jack Carty will both start this weekend. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland international Jack Carty is set to start at fullback for Connacht in their Heineken Champions Cup clash with Gloucester on Saturday (Kick-off:(...)

Andy Friend: “Not perfect, frustrating, a lot of errors . . .  but we have the five points and we’ll take it and make sure we are better next week.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 24 Southern Kings 12 Preparations for this week’s defining back-to-back Champions Cup fixtures against Gloucester begin in earnest tomorrow (...)

Connacht  squad training at the  Sportsground in Galway this week ahead of the game away to  Toulouse. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Heineken Champions Cup: Toulouse v Connacht Kick-off: 1pm (Irish time), Saturday. Venue: Stade Ernest-Wallon. How to follow: The Irish Times liveblog(...)

Denis Buckley made 18 tackles during Connacht’s win over Montpellier, while playing the full 80 minutes. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Connacht stay grounded Want to know what Connacht, now deeply ensconced in the Andy Friend era, are all about, then listen to the genial Australian. (...)

Irish brothers Edward, Harry and Frank Sheehan were killed in separate bombing missions during the war. Photograph: Irish in Europe group

Three Irish brothers who died while serving in the Canadian air force during the second World War have been remembered at a memorial service in Belgiu(...)

Connacht’s Kieran Marmion: he  has been linked with a move to Saracens.  Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Connacht v Cheetahs, Sportsground (5.15, live on TG4, Premier Sports) Injuries to fullback Tiernan O’Halloran and prop Paddy McAllister, both of w(...)

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