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Connacht head coach Pat Lam. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

For the first and possibly only time in his rugby life, Connacht coach Pat Lam permitted his imagination to run riot when he advised all rugby support(...)

Connacht Rubgy Academy manager Nigel Carolan, head coach Pat Lam, chief executive Willie Ruane and domestic rugby manager Eric Elwood at the launch of Connacht Rugby Vision & Strategy 2016-2020 at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht have not only arrived but quite clearly intend to stay. The province’s launch of their Vision & Strategy (2016-2020) document in the Aviv(...)

 Chief executive Willie Ruane speaks at the launch of  Connacht Rugby’s Vision & Strategy 2016-2020 at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Keen to strike while the iron is hot, Connacht have set a timeframe of the end of the summer to decide upon the site for a proposed new 10,000 home gr(...)

Paddy Jackson: “Whether it’s Johnny or Mads, we’re going up against each other, but . . .I’ll just be trying to focus on my own game.” Photograph: Stephen Hamilton/Presseye/Inpho

By and large, this season has seen Paddy Jackson’s Test career stall a tad. But his development as an outhalf has progressed significantly, and, lest(...)

 Finlay Bealham is tackled by Munster duo Billy Holland and Donnacha Ryan –  the Connacht man’s  technique around the breakdown was magnificent.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

As soon as the final whistle blew I left the Sportsground. I collected my car at The Connacht Hotel and off to Dublin I went to catch a long haul plan(...)

The Sportsground has turned away Connacht supporters two weeks running.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The atmosphere at the Sportsground is like never before. The old dog track is rocking to the sound of the Connacht faithful roaring on their team to (...)

Connacht’s coach Pat Lam celebrates with skills coach Dave Ellis after the province’s Pro12 victory over Munster at  The Sportsground, Galway. Photograph: Inpho

GERRY THORNLEY This truly felt momentous, seismic even. In front of a record, near 8,000 sell-out, Saturday night at the Sportsground witnessed not (...)

Sene Naoupu in action for Ireland in the Women’s Six Nations Championship. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

Sunday lunchtimes in Donnybrook. Ireland versus Italy and Scotland. Much work needed on the skills front. Plenty of sevens players learning to play ru(...)

Such has been winger Matt Healy’s improvement over the last couple of seasons with Connacht that he was recently invited to train with the Ireland squad. Photograph: Billy stickland/Inpho

The Guinness Pro12’s leading try scorer would not where he is today were it not for Lansdowne. And Matt Healy probably wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t f(...)

Robbie Henshaw in action during the  Ireland open training session at Mullingar RFC. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Robbie Henshaw yesterday revealed that he agonised over his decision to leave Connacht for Leinster next season, thanking his current province for hi(...)

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