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Connacht  head coach Andy Friend during training ahead of his side’s clash with Leicester. Photograph:  Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Challenge Cup Round of 16 preview: Leicester Tigers v Connacht Rugby  Saturday 8pm, Mattioli Woods Welford Road Statistics do not lie. Connacht’(...)

Danalto chairman Ciaran Connell: New funding will be used in part to incraese headcount at company.

Angel investors who realised huge gains from the $400 million (€336 million) sale of Irish chip maker Decawave last year, have backed Trinity College (...)

Bundee Aki during Connacht’s training session at the Sportsground on Tuesday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht are hoping Bundee Aki will be fully fit for Sunday’s rescheduled Guinness Pro 14 fixture against Ospreys in the Sportsground. Aki, who has b(...)

Connacht’s Tom Daly is perhaps the in-form centre in Ireland at the moment. Photograph: Inpho

Just over two years ago, by his own admission, Tom Daly’s career was “kinda lost”, whereupon a call from Andy Friend changed everything. Having taken(...)

Munster’s Ben Healy converts a penalty to win the Guinness Pro 14 game against the Scarlets at  Parc y Scarlets. Photograph: Ryan Hiscott/Inpho

The Munster player’s positive test need not be viewed in a negative light. Training is cancelled so all the plans the coach wanted to put in place thi(...)

Ian Madigan is in the Ulster squad for Sunday’s clash with Connacht. File photograph: Inpho

New signings Alby Mathewson and Ian Madigan will start on the Ulster replacements bench for Sunday’s interprovincial derby against Connacht at the Avi(...)

Sammy Arnold has impressed Connacht coach Andy Friend with his hunger to get involved in the first team at the Sportsground. Photograph: Inpho/Connacht Rugby

Connacht recruit Sammy Arnold has impressed his new coach Andy Friend since moving from Munster at the end of last season. The Connacht boss has been(...)

Cork Constitution players celebrate after winning last season’s All-Ireland League Division 1A final. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

The slew of postponed fixtures from men’s, women’s and Under-20 Six Nations championships, Pro14 fixtures involving Italian clubs, the French Top 14 m(...)

Munster’s chances of reaching the knockout stages are improbable, but just about possible. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

The 2020 Six Nations Championship is creeping ever close, and with it the dawn of a new era for Irish rugby. But before Ireland can take centre stage,(...)

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 (...)

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