Nigel Carolan

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Connacht head coach Kieran Keane with backs coach Nigel Carolan at squad training in the Sportsground, Galway. “The most important thing for Connacht is consistency,” said Carolan. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Connacht’s principles of consistency and discipline will be under the microscope on Saturday when Brive travel to Galway for the second of the back-to(...)

Jacob Stockdale at yesterday’s captain’s run at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin, ahead of his first start for Ireland on home soil. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

He’s living the dream, and the dream was always playing for Ulster and Ireland. His granddad and father both played for Ballyclare, and his granddad’s(...)

Rory Scholes: makes his first start of the season for Connacht against Dragons at Rodney Parade. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Dragons v Connacht, Rodney Parade, 7.30 The combatants share a common perspective on this Guinness Pro14 match, indentifying it as a must-win encount(...)

Connacht backs coach Nigel Carolan: “Historically Connacht never had it easy at Rodney Parade and we can’t hide from that fact.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht are preparing for “nothing short of a backlash” from Bernard Jackman’s Dragons when the two sides meet in Rodney Parade on Friday night. In (...)

Ireland’s Lindsay Peat waves to the crowd with her son Barra after the defeat to Wales in the  Women’s Rugby World Cup seventh-place playoff at  Kingspan Stadium on Saturday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Wales 27 Ireland 17 An internal review of this World Cup collapse is promised by the IRFU but coaching consequences have, seemingly, been decided alr(...)

Connacht have signed winger Rory Scholes from Edinburgh. Photograph: Craig Watson/Inpho

Connacht have signed former Ulster winger Rory Scholes for the 2017/18 season. 24-year-old Scholes, who made nine appearances for Ireland Under-20s i(...)

Connacht have announced the signing of outhalf Andrew Deegan. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty

Connacht have announced the signing of outhalf Andrew Deegan from Super Rugby side the New South Wales Waratahs. The news comes the day after the pro(...)

Paul Boyle will lead Ireland under-20s in Georgia. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Ireland’s under-20 captain Paul Boyle was informed of his new status – he led the side for most of the Six Nations Championship game against France fo(...)

Nigel Carolan will step down as Ireland under-20 coach to join the coaching staff at Connacht. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Nigel Carolan will step down as Ireland under-20 head coach after a very successful time in charge to take up the position under a new Connacht coachi(...)

Shannon’s John Foley, in action here for Munster ‘A’, will win his first cap at blindside flanker. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Six Nations Under-20 preview: Ireland v England Venue: Donnybrook TV: Live on RTÉ 2, 6pm The capacity of this Ireland side to make incremental i(...)

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