Denis Buckley

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Connacht’s Tiernan O’Halloran breaks free to score the first try of the Guinness Pro 12 game against Dragons at  The Sportsground. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Connacht 14 Dragons 9 Still far from perfect, unlike last year’s Pro 12 winning side, Connacht are taking the positives of a win without a bonus poin(...)

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(...)

Leinster’s Cian Healy replaces  Jack McGrath  during the Champions Cup victory  over Montpellier at the RDS. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Cian Healy has to learn to curb his enthusiasm, even though it’s a natural inclination when disputing a starting jersey on a team where opportunities(...)

John Muldoon: “I am conscious that I’ve been around for a long time, and for me it’s an honour to play on.” Photograph: Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

No coincidence evergreen and captain John Muldoon has announced another year in his tenure at Galway Sportsground on the week Connacht fight for a fi(...)

Francis Saili’s return has come at a good time for a depleted Munster. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Pro12 preview: Connacht v Munster Venue: Sportsground, 5.30pm TV: Live TG4 An unwritten rule of print journalism is to avoid lists. People trail(...)

Leinster and Ireland’s loss was Wasps’ gain when Martin Moore left for pastures new. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The Sopranos opened an episode once with Frank Sinatra crooning It Was A Very Good Year as Tony and the crew emptied a brown paper bag of cash on the(...)

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(...)

Connacht’s Rory Parata in action against Wasps last weekend. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Connacht Rugby v Wasps, European Champions Cup, The Sportsground, Saturday December 17th (kick off: 5.30pm) – follow the action on our liveblog from (...)

Connacht forwards coach Jimmy Duffy: “We have discussed Treviso at length.They are always a really tough opposition for us. Photograph: Inpho

Connacht will once again be missing a handful of key personnel for Saturday’s must-win visit of Treviso to the Sortsground. The recent internationa(...)

South African outhalf Marnitz Boshoff is set to make his Connacht debut from the bench. Photograph: James Crosbie/Inpho.

PRO12 LEAGUE Connacht v Cardiff Blues Sportsground, Friday, 7.35 Live on TG4 Pat Lam’s defending Guinness Pro 12 champions should have a pep in(...)

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