Tom Mccartney

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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(...)

Hayden Hyde scores Ireland’s second try during the Under-20 Six Nations match against England at Franklin’s Gardens in February. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Do you reckon Ireland would have been durable enough to complete the Grand Slam at Twickenham on St Patrick’s Day in 2018 without their Auckland bruis(...)

Niyi Adeolokun dives to score for Conacht during the 2012 Pro12 final. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Connacht have announced the departure of a number of first team players including Niyi Adeolokun, a try-scorer in the province’s 2016 Pro12 final win (...)

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(...)

Toulouse’s Julien Marchand scores a try against Connacht at the Sportsground. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon/Inpho

Connacht 7 Toulouse 21 Connacht were given a stark reminder by French champions Toulouse of where they stand e in the European pecking order – worthy(...)

 Toulouse’s Pita Ahki scores a try with the help of Antoine Dupont. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Connacht 7 Toulouse 21 Connacht did all they could to keep their Champions Cup hopes alive, but it was never enough against the French champions who (...)

Connacht host Toulouse in Saturday’s crucial Champions Cup clash at the Sportsground. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Connacht head coach Andy Friend has recalled a host of Irish internationals for Saturday’s crucial Champions Cup clash with Toulouse at the Sportsgrou(...)

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(...)

 Jordan Larmour of Ireland during a Six Nations match against France at the Aviva Stadium  in Dublin last year. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Nobody remotely affiliated with Irish rugby wants to meditate over another four-year cycle. But, mustering as much gusto as possible in early January (...)

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