Jimmy Duffy

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Connacht’s  Quinn Roux during  Ireland squad training at Sport Ireland Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

A second successive call-up to the Ireland squad for Quinn Roux is a deserved recognition for taking control of his personal development, according to(...)

Connacht backs coach Nigel Carolan. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Having escaped the harshest of new Covid-19 measures, Connacht were back at the Galway Sportsground on Tuesday preparing for a charter flight to Wales(...)

Connacht veteran John Muldoon celebrates in front of the fans after the  Pro12 final victory over Leinster at Murrayfield in May 2016.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Rugby, like sport, is littered with huge one-off upsets, be it Munster beating the All Blacks in 1978, Japan toppling South Africa, France’s two World(...)

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(...)

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