Gavin Duffy

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 Leinster’s Ian Madigan will hope to impress at home to  Connacht. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

For some curious reason Connacht have tended to take Leinster’s scalp more readily than those of their other inter-provincial rivals, but having stunn(...)

 Ian Madigan and Shane Jennings in training. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Leinster coach Matt O’Connor has opted to freshen up the team for tomorrow’s visit of Connacht to the RDS (6.45) for the RaboDirect Pro12 clash.Luke F(...)

Robbie Henshaw’s play today against Zebre at 13 could have ramifications for Ireland. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

In stark contrast in particular to Leinster, when Connacht are hit by a wave of injuries it quickly becomes a crisis. It’s a numbers thing. And it is (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny visiting the National Ploughing Championships at Ratheniska, Stradbally, Co Laois yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson.

Scarcely 10 minutes at the ploughing and Enda Kenny had already put his foot in it. The photographers surged forward. “Lads, lads – keep away from the(...)

Connacht’s Robbie Henshaw is tackled by Kameli Ratuvou of Zebre during last week’s RaboDirect PRO12 clash at the Sportsground. Henshaw plays at outside centre against Cardiff in Wales tonight. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

After the perfect start last weekend with a home win against Zebre, Pat Lam knows Cardiff truck up much bigger and meaner on home turf, or as it is to(...)

Connacht’s Gavin Duffy will start against Cardiff on Friday. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Connacht coach Pat Lam will welcome Gavin Duffy and Tiernan O’Halloran back into his starting XV for Friday’s game against Cardiff (7.05pm).The experi(...)

Gavin Duffy: ‘There’s a leadership group below that, where the guys take responsibility for different areas; then there are the three captains’. Photograph: Huw Evans?Inpho

A fractured jaw didn’t stop Gavin Duffy from lending his voice to the Mayo chorus at Croke Park on Sunday. The 31- year-old Connacht captain – well, h(...)

Conor Pope: Tracy Piggott seems to know what she’s about, she uses French terms when talking about food.

It’s four in the morning and I’m sitting on my kitchen floor in bits. Just like my shortbread. Until this evening I’d never baked so much as a single (...)

Paddy Jackson returns at outhalf for Ulster after being rested against the Dragons. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Facing two teams out of league contention, Connacht and Cardiff Blues, with a down weekend in between is a sweet way for Ulster to end their ru(...)

The Edinburgh and Connacht packs get to grips with each other last weekend. Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Inpho

Connacht coach Eric Elwood is not getting carried away by last weekend’s first victory in Murrayfield since 2005 when they host RaboDirect Pro (...)

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