Dan Leavy at Vodafone’s “Ireland’s Ball” launch event in Ukiyo-e. ““The physical side, the pain’s nothing. All the chat’s about the World Cup and that’s pretty hard to deal with sometimes.”

Dan Leavy says he was “humbled” by the support and thoughtfulness shown to him following the horrific knee injury he suffered while playing for Leinst(...)

Ulster’s Darren Cave and Rory Best leave the field after their win over Connacht at Kingspan Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ulster 21 Connacht 13 The scoreline certainly doesn’t flatter Connacht, who gave it their all in a throbbing and vibrant Guinness Pro14 quarter-final(...)

Connacht head coach  Andy Friend with forwards coach Jimmy Duffy and strength and conditioning coach  Johnny O’Connor. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Challenge Cup quarter-final: Sale Sharks v Connacht Kick-off: 7.45pm, Friday. Venue: AJ Bell Stadium. On TV: BT Sports 2. H(...)

 Connacht’s Caolin Blade leads his team off the field after a 34-13 defeat to Sale Sharks in October 2018 at the AJ Bell Stadium in  Manchester. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

A fully-loaded Sale Sharks who are in the driving seat take on Connacht in this afternoon’s crunch European Challenge Cup fixture at the Galway Sports(...)

Cian Kelleher, Tiernan O’Halloran and Tom Farrell during Connacht training at the Sportsground. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Tiernan O’Halloran has returned from a leg injury to take his place in the Connacht side to face Sale Sharks in the Challenge Cup in the Sportsground (...)

Leinster players celebrate Andrew Porter’s winning try. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Leinster 33 Connacht 29 On a perfect December night at a throbbing RDS, this was a stupendous comeback by Leinster, indeed the fightback of true cham(...)

Perpignan’s Irish outhalf Paddy Jackson will face Connacht on Friday night. Photograph: Getty Images

Paddy Jackson will play in Perpignan’s Challenge Cup match against Connacht in France this weekend. The former Ulster and Ireland outhalf will start (...)

Bundee Aki: one of three Ireland internationals welcomed back to the Connacht side for the game against Perpignan. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

European Challenge Cup: Connacht v Perpignan Kick off: 3pm. Venue: The Sportsground. Back-to-back wins on what was by all accounts a hugely successf(...)

 Kieran Marmion training at the Sportsgrounds in Galway ahead of Connacht’s clash with Zebre. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Ireland scrumhalf Kieran Marmion is expected to make a return to duty for Connacht when they host Zebre at the Sportsground on Saturday. The 26-year-(...)

Departing Connacht head coach Kieran Keane:  In his own quirky way, he clearly cared passionately about the province. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

News of Kieran Keane’s impending departure comes as a surprise, and completes a rollercoaster sole season in charge of the 2016 Guinness Pro12 champio(...)

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