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Andy Friend: “Not perfect, frustrating, a lot of errors . . .  but we have the five points and we’ll take it and make sure we are better next week.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 24 Southern Kings 12 Preparations for this week’s defining back-to-back Champions Cup fixtures against Gloucester begin in earnest tomorrow (...)

Connacht  squad training at the  Sportsground in Galway this week ahead of the game away to  Toulouse. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Heineken Champions Cup: Toulouse v Connacht Kick-off: 1pm (Irish time), Saturday. Venue: Stade Ernest-Wallon. How to follow: The Irish Times liveblog(...)

Connacht’s Kieran Marmion: he  has been linked with a move to Saracens.  Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Connacht v Cheetahs, Sportsground (5.15, live on TG4, Premier Sports) Injuries to fullback Tiernan O’Halloran and prop Paddy McAllister, both of w(...)

Kerry’s Brian Ó Beaglaoich is tackled by Meath’s  Bryan McMahon during the clash at Páirc Tailteann. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Kerry 2-18 Meath 1-13 Peter Keane ducked out of the Kerry dressing room like a politician on the campaign trail. No time to lose. The questions came (...)

 Kerry’s Killian Spillane gets his shot away under pressure from Bryan McMahon of Meath in Navan. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Kerry 2-18 Meath 1-13 It appears there are at least two deals on offer for a place in the All-Ireland semi-final. Bluff your way in with the ghost o(...)

  James Mitchell attempts to evade the Sale defence. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Connacht 20 Sale 18 Connacht have given themselves a real chance of qualifying for the European Challenge Cup quarter-finals with a first win over En(...)

 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(...)

Connacht’s Colby Fainga’a breaks free to score his side’s third try during the Guinness Pro 14 game against te Dragons at the  Sportsground. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 33 Dragons 12 Connacht secured a valuable bonus-point win over the Dragons to keep the pressure on the top four in the Pro 14 Conference A.(...)

 Chris Ashton of Sale Sharks dives in to score his third try of the match during the Challenge Cup match victory over Connacht at AJ Bell Stadium. Photograph: Tony Marshall/Getty

Sale 34 Connacht 13 England remains an unhappy hunting ground for Connacht. Sale inflicted Connacht’s 21st loss in European competitions, ensuring th(...)

Johnny McPhillips kicks a penalty for Ireland during the narrow victory over Italy.

Italy Under-20 26 Ireland Under-20 27 Ireland could have lost but escaped with a victory for the second week in a row. The overwhelming feeling will (...)

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