Shane Delahunt

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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(...)

Referee Frank Murphy shows Munster’s Peter O’Mahony a yellow card during the Guinness Pro 14 game against Connacht at the  Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Two red cards, three yellows, 37 penalties officially – 41 if multiple offences in the three sequences of play were tagged on – one free-kick and a ki(...)

Connacht’s Abraham Papali’i is shown a red card by referee Frank Murphy. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Munster 49 Connacht 12 Far from the madding crowd the empty Aviva still produced some serious acts of craziness. Three yellow and two red cards in th(...)

Andy Friend has named his Connacht  team for Sunday’s Pro14 match. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Irish internationals Ultan Dillane and Dave Heffernan have both been included in Connacht’s squad to face the Southern Kings on Sunday in Port Elizabe(...)

Connacht’s Shane Delahunt will be in action against Edinburgh on Friday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Edinburgh v Connacht, Murrayfield, Friday, 7.35pm - Live on Eir Sports Xtra & Premier Sports Connacht are facing a challenging task when they fac(...)

Connacht head coach Andy Friend will be without Dave Heffernan, Ultan Dillane and Gavin Thornbury on Friday night. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht head coach Andy Friend has made four changes to his starting team to face Edinburgh in the Pro14 at Murrayfield on Friday (kick off: 7.35pm).(...)

Leinster’s Garry Ringrose is tackled by Robin Copeland of Connacht during their  Pro 14 match at the RDS. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Leinster 54 Connacht 7 Not four years ago these teams faced off in a Pro 12 final at Murrayfield. Connacht deservedly and joyously prevailed. On(...)

Leinster’s Garry Ringrose scores his team’s seventh try against Connacht. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Leinster 54 Connacht 7 “James, come off now!” commanded doctor to limping lock. James Ryan damaged his calf - and possibly exacerbated it with two t(...)

Robin Copeland sprints over to score Connacht’s late  match-winning try  against Gloucester at the Sportsground. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 27 Gloucester 24 Connacht can a head into Christmas with a spring in their step. Still alive in the fight for a Champions Cup quarter-fina(...)

 Connacht’s Robin Copeland celebrates after scoring the winning try. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 27 Gloucester 24 Robin Copeland’s last-gasp try rescued a 27-24 win from the jaws of defeat as Connacht pipped Gloucester in a dramatic Hein(...)

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