Denis Buckley

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Connacht’s Niyi Adeolokun celebrates scoring a late try in the Guinness Pro 14 game against Scarlets at the Sportsground in Galway. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 33 Scarlets 20 Niyi Adeolokun’s late try put the seal on Connacht’s rousing 33-20 Guinness Pro 14 win over Scarlets at the Sportsground, wit(...)

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 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 ((...)

Joey Carbery: His conundrum will find its own solution; elite rugby tends to. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

What is success? Dare I wonder, in this professional era, what Connacht coach Kieran Keane’s definition might be? In the beginning of professional rug(...)

Connacht’s Tom Farrell with Joey Carbery of Leinster at the Sportsground. Photograph: ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Connacht 47 Leinster 10 If only Connacht could have John Muldoon retire every week, or at any rate play more interpros. In scoring seven tries t(...)

 Bundee Aki is in the Connacht team for Friday night’s match. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Bundee Aki is back in the Connacht team for the trip to Scotstoun Stadium to face Glasgow Warriors on Friday night (kick-off 7.35pm). Connacht head c(...)

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 (...)

 Connacht’s Tom Farrell is stopped in his tracks by  Jeremy Thrush and Mark Atkinson of Gloucester. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Connacht 28 Gloucester 33 Heartbreak for Connacht, again. Nemesis Gloucester recorded a fifth win over Connacht, and once again dashed west of Irelan(...)

Tiernan O’Halloran: returns to the Connacht side for the game against Benetton  Treviso. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Benetton v Connacht, Stadio Comunale di Monigo (12.0, Irish time) In theory there isn’t a better time for Connacht to be making a trip to Treviso giv(...)

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