Darby O’Gill and the Little People: Albert Sharpe and Jimmy O’Dea in Walt Disney’s 1959 film

As the vast majority of the action and the most famous scenes from John Ford’s Oscar-winning 1952 classic The Quiet Man take place in an idyllic, unsp(...)

Ulster’s Darren Cave and Rory Best leave the field after their win over Connacht at Kingspan Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ulster 21 Connacht 13 The scoreline certainly doesn’t flatter Connacht, who gave it their all in a throbbing and vibrant Guinness Pro14 quarter-final(...)

Rory Best: all set for a farewell home appearance at Kingspan Stadium. Photograph: Craig Watson/Inpho

Ulster v Connacht, Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Kick-off: 5.35pm. (On TV: Live on eir Sport)   This intriguing first play-off meeting between them(...)

Munster’s Guinness  Stephen Archer and Jean Kleyn tackle Joe Maksymiw of Connacht during the Pro14 clash at Thomond Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Munster 27 Connacht 14 For Johann van Graan, the abiding lessons from his first half campaign as Munster’s head coach was the importance of earning h(...)

Dan Goggin in action against Saracens at the Ricoh Arena last week. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Pro14: Munster v Connacht Kick-off: 7.35pm, Saturday. Venue: Thomond Park. On TV: Live on Eir Sport and Premier Sp(...)

 Munster’s Ronan O’Mahony scores a try against the All Blacks in Thomond Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Munster’s Ronan O’Mahony will retire from professional rugby with immediate effect. The winger who sustained a broken leg and dislocated ankle playing(...)

Referee Marius Mitrea awards Connacht their sixth try scored by Tom McCartney during the Guinness Pro 14 at the  Sportsground. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 46 Ospreys 5 Connacht put the ill-disciplined Ospreys to the sword in a six-try 46-5 win at the Sportsground which keeps them in the hunt fo(...)

Tom Farrell and Stephen Fitzgerald with teammates at  Connacht’s squad training session at  Sportsground, Galway. Photograph: James Crisbie/Inpho

Three points separate the combatants in Conference A so the implications are significant for the team that manages to eke out a victory in Galway. M(...)

Connacht rugby training at the Sportsground in Galway. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht have been boosted by the return of Ultan Dillane, Quinn Roux, Tom Farrell and Caolin Blade from international duty for the visit of the Ospre(...)

Connacht’s Kyle Godwin reaches over the line for a try that  was later disallowed during the Guinness Pro 14 game against Glasgow Warriors at  Scotstoun. Photograph: Craig Watson/Inpho

Glasgow Warriors 43 Connacht 17 Connacht’s hopes of narrowing the gap on Glasgow Warriors in Conference A of the Guinness Pro 14 suffered a setback a(...)

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