Nigel Carolan

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Jack Carty is currently Connacht’s only fit No 10. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Connacht’s Jack Carty has been passed fit to travel to Parma for Saturday’s PRO14 meeting with Zebre, but unavailable are fellow Ireland players Bunde(...)

A dejected  Jacob Stockdale at the final whistle of Ulster’s   Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final defeat to Leinster at the Aviva stadium. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

This game forever spins on an error by a 22-year-old well on track to becoming Ireland’s greatest winger. Jacob Stockdale remains the ultimate enterta(...)

Conor O’Brien celebrates his try against Ulster. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Conor O’Brien is on the cusp of realising a childhood dream to play for Leinster in the Heineken Champions Cup. The likelihood is Leo Cullen will regi(...)

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(...)

 Billy Holland at Munster rugby squad training in UL, Limerick on New Year’s Eve.  Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Pro 14: Connacht v Munster Kick-off: 7.35pm. Venue: The Sportsground, Galway. On TV: Live on TG4, EirSport 1 & Premier Sports 2. A war(...)

Leinster’s Max Deegan and Andrew Porter tackle former Ireland U-20 teammate Ulster’s Johnny McPhillips at the RDS last January.  Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The RDS will stage a quasi reunion on Saturday evening but there’ll be no balloons, bunting or buffet, none of the traditional trappings of conviviali(...)

Connacht’s Paul Boyle in action against  Southern Kings. “He carries hard, he tackles hard, he knows his role and he knows where he’s meant to be,” says coach Andy Friend.   Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Paul Boyle has never shirked a challenge or cowed in the face of adversity on a rugby pitch. So, when a contract didn’t materialise at Leinster as he (...)

 Bundee Aki during training at the Sportsground ahead of Connacht’s clash with Ospreys in the Pro14. Photograph:  Bryan Keane/Inpho

Connacht plan on bringing in their heavy hitters for this week’s return to Pro14 action in what is shaping up to be a “season shaper”. With little be(...)

Connacht’s Caolin Blade, Quinn Roux and Jack Carty celebrate with try-scorer Niyi Adeolokun during the game against Scarlets at the Showground. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 33 Scarlets 20 Connacht shot up the Pro14 conference A table after a significant home win against Scarlets, but nothing comes easy for Andy (...)

 Kieran Marmion training at the Sportsgrounds in Galway ahead of Connacht’s clash with Zebre. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Ireland scrumhalf Kieran Marmion is expected to make a return to duty for Connacht when they host Zebre at the Sportsground on Saturday. The 26-year-(...)

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