Dave Heffernan

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Flanker Alex Kendellen will make his first start for Munster in Saturday evening’s URC game against Connacht at the Sportsground. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Connacht v Munster, Sportsground, Saturday, 5.15pm – Live TG4 & Premier Sports 1 Doubtlessly Connacht will endeavour to feed off their record of (...)

Bundee Aki returns to the Connacht side for the first time in over two months for Sunday’s Champions Cup clash away to Leicester. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Heineken Champions Cup: Leicester v Connacht, Welford Road, Sunday, 1pm – Live on BT Sport Connacht will be hoping history is not repeated when they (...)

Dan Sheehan’s ability with ball in hand has earned him a call up for the autumn internationals. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

There’ll be quibbles and hard-luck stories, there always are when an Irish squad is named, but given the hand that Andy Farrell and his coaches have b(...)

Ben O’Donnell starts on the wing for Connacht against the Dragons at The Sportsground on Saturday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Matthew Burke, Paul Boyle and Ben O’Donnell have been drafted into the starting XV for Saturday’s URC meeting with the Dragons at The Sportsground (ki(...)

Connacht’s Tom Daly scores a late try at the Sportsground. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Connacht 34 Vodacom Bulls 7 Connacht secured a decisive and well merited victory in their opening home fixture of the new United Rugby Championship a(...)

Ireland players celebrate after the final whistle at the Aviva stadium. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/PA Wire

It was a night to focus on the positive aspects of a facile 71-10 victory over the USA rather than delve into the performance minutiae. A two-game sum(...)

Leinster’s Harry Byrne has been named in Ireland’s squad for the summer series. File photograph: Paul Walsh/Inpho

As expected, Irish captain Johnny Sexton has been excused from this summer’s two tests at home to Japan and the USA in a 37-man Irish squad named by A(...)

Leinster’s Hugo Keenan scores one of his three tries during the Guinness Pro 14 Rainbow Cup game against Connacht at the  Sportsground. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Connacht 21 Leinster 50 A “chaotic” start, but eight tries later Leinster departed the Sportsground having succeeded in applying some salve to their(...)

Leinster’s James Tracy scores a try against Connacht. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Connacht 21 Leinster 50 Leinster were back to their best at the Galway Sportsground this evening. On the back of two defeats, including their exit fr(...)

Andy Farrell:  instead of the Fijian tour, the IRFU are very close to signing off on two home Tests this summer  against Japan and the United States. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There can be little doubt that the lack of a voice from the Irish coaching ticket, and specifically Andy Farrell, didn’t help the chances of one or tw(...)

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