Jimmy Duffy

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France’s   Fijian centre Virimi Vakatawa,  who was almost unplayable,  celebrates scoring  a try for Racing92 against Saracens. Photograph: Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty

One of these days we might go a whole 24 hours without mentioning the 2019 Rugby World Cup and Ireland’s quarter-final exit. But not just yet. Here’s(...)

Ireland’s Devin Toner is replaced by Quinn Roux at last Saturday’s  Six Nations Championship round 1 match against England at Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Injury changes the landscape in sport. A month ago a rugby narrative pondered how Ireland could shoehorn James Ryan, Devin Toner, Iain Henderson and T(...)

Connacht head coach Andy Friend and backs coach Nigel Carolan during the   captain’s run at NMU Madibaz Stadium, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, in November 2018. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Coaching is a precarious business, and as a long-serving director of the Connacht academy Nigel Carolan had that rare commodity – job security. He cou(...)

Connacht’s Darragh Leader after scoring a try against Perpignan at the Sportsground. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Connacht are preparing for a European backlash from a Perpignan outfit desperate to get a first win of the season. Without a Top 14 or European win t(...)

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(...)

 Bundee Aki is in the Connacht team for Friday night’s match. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Bundee Aki is back in the Connacht team for the trip to Scotstoun Stadium to face Glasgow Warriors on Friday night (kick-off 7.35pm). Connacht head c(...)

Connacht forwards coach Jimmy Duffy: “After their loss at the weekend, they will be gunning for us, so it’s going to be a competitive fixture.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

A decade ago, some 1,200 supporters attended Glasgow’s first home game of the season against Connacht; yesterday 2,000 turned up to watch the Warriors(...)

Jordan Larmour will make his full European debut for Leinster against Glasgow at the RDS. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

On the first of two defining weekends for the Irish provinces in Europe, Leinster and Munster could both qualify for the knockout stages of the Europe(...)

Denis Coulson and Bundee Aki taking part in a Connacht squad session at the Sportsground on Tuesday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht spent little time this week smarting over their defeat to Munster as they prepare to qualify once again for the latter stages of European co(...)

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 (...)

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