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Leinster’s Adam Byrne takes flight on his way to scoring a try in the Guinness Pro 12 game against Connacht at the Sportsground in Galway. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Connacht 24 Leinster 37 A wild, wild night out west, but not in what was once the old, traditional sense. On a lovely spring night in Galway, this wa(...)

James Cannon: the ex-Northampton and Wasps lock follows a tradition of English locks pitching up at Connacht. Photograph: James Crombie/INPHO

Wild, wild days in the west are the stuff of Connacht folklore, but until a player has experienced them he probably can’t quite believe it. James C(...)

Connacht’s John Muldoon has signed a contract extension at the province. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht stalwart John Muldoon has signed a new contract for the 2016/17 season - extending his time at the province to what will be 14 years. The Po(...)

After a surprise Pimms party on a boat that took guests from the city across Santander Bay, the reception was held at Cenador de Amos restaurant. Photograph: Yulia Ignatova, yuliaignatova.com

Each Saturday on irishtimes.com/weddings we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)

Connacht’s Bundee Aki tackled by Justin Tipuric of Ospreys. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht coach Pat Lam will need to address the dichotomy of his team’s performance as they head to Gloucester on Sunday for another opportunity to p(...)

Connacht’s Bundee Aki is tackled by Justin Tipuric of Ospreys during the Guinness Pro 12 game at  The Sportsground in Galway. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 20 Ospreys 24 Connacht finished in seventh place in this season’s Guinness Pro 12 to keep their hopes of Champions Cup rugby alive. (...)

Connacht’s Michael Swift will play just his second match of the season against Ospreys after returning from injury. The 37-year-old says Connacht is in his blood after 15 years in Galway. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Michael Swift describes Connacht’s game at home to the Ospreys on Saturday as a bit surreal, which in his case is putting it mildly. It is only his se(...)

MIchael Swift is on the bench for his final home game before Connacht retirement. Photograph: Inpho

Connacht boss Pat Lam has made three changes to his side ahead of Saturday’s fixture against table-toppers the Ospreys at the Sportsground.The game pr(...)

Connacht head coach Pat Lam: “If we get the win, then we’ll see what happens. But it’s like anything. We said top six and we know it’s not in our full control.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Pat Lam is hoping Connacht’s Lotto numbers come up this weekend as they continue to drive towards attaining their goal of finishing in the top six of (...)

Paul O’Connell captained Ireland to  Six Nations Championshps success. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho.

Ireland captain Paul O’Connell will compete with Conor Murray, Robbie Henshaw and Jonathan Sexton for the accolade of the the Hibernia College IRUPA (...)

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