Denis Buckley

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Ian Keatley: Munster outhalf is the product of  Belvedere College, UCD and the  Leinster academy and also played for  Connacht. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When Leinster completed the sleeves-rolled-up win in Sandy Park last Sunday which reaffirmed their status as European Champions Cup contenders, 18 of (...)

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(...)

Connacht’s John Muldoon during training on Tuesday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht are enjoying a “pretty good space” after their European five-try-winning performance over Oyonnax and an injury-free squad as they return to (...)

John Muldoon: will captain Connacht again in the Challenge Cup clah against Oyonnax. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Momentum is the key word in Connacht’s vocabulary this week as they change focus with a novel visit to Switzerland. French opponents Oyonnax will cr(...)

Connacht coach Kieran Keane: “There is pressure, no doubt about that, but I’m actually rather pleased to be playing at home.” Photograph: Inpho

Connacht are “champing at the bit” for the start of this season’s Pro 14 Championship on Saturday, according to new coach Kieran Keane. Although not(...)

Andrew Conway on his way to scoring a try against Newport Gwent Dragons at Musgrave Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The métier of schools rugby introduced Andrew Conway as a player of prodigious ability but paradoxically it also compromised his development, a state (...)

Leinster’s Cian Healy blocks Dave Heffernan’s path at the Sportsground.  Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Connacht 24 Leinster 37 Nearing the hour mark, and trailing 27-24, Connacht outhalf Jack Carty retrieved possession under his own posts and his team-(...)

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 (...)

Ireland squad member Ultan Dillane forms part of an experienced core to the Connacht pack. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

GUINNESS PRO-12 Benetton Treviso v Connacht Stadio Comunale di Monigo, Sunday 12.30pm (Irish time) Bundee Aki’s return to the Connacht team f(...)

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