Nigel Carolan

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 Bundee Aki during training at the Sportsground ahead of Connacht’s clash with Ospreys in the Pro14. Photograph:  Bryan Keane/Inpho

Connacht plan on bringing in their heavy hitters for this week’s return to Pro14 action in what is shaping up to be a “season shaper”. With little be(...)

Connacht’s Caolin Blade, Quinn Roux and Jack Carty celebrate with try-scorer Niyi Adeolokun during the game against Scarlets at the Showground. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 33 Scarlets 20 Connacht shot up the Pro14 conference A table after a significant home win against Scarlets, but nothing comes easy for Andy (...)

 Kieran Marmion training at the Sportsgrounds in Galway ahead of Connacht’s clash with Zebre. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Ireland scrumhalf Kieran Marmion is expected to make a return to duty for Connacht when they host Zebre at the Sportsground on Saturday. The 26-year-(...)

Departing Connacht head coach Kieran Keane:  In his own quirky way, he clearly cared passionately about the province. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

News of Kieran Keane’s impending departure comes as a surprise, and completes a rollercoaster sole season in charge of the 2016 Guinness Pro12 champio(...)

 Ireland’s Bundee Aki celebrates winning the Grand Slam.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Connacht will be without a trio of Ireland internationals, including Bundee Aki, in Friday’s return to Pro14 action at the Galway Sportsground. High-(...)

Warren Gatland: Kiwi has come a long way in the game since he launched his coaching career as a player-coach with Galwegians in 1989.  Photograph: Getty.

Warren Gatland left Galwegians, Connacht and Ireland all in infinitely better condition than when he inherited them during a near decade of coaching i(...)

Nigel Carolan: “We are here to do some business and go about it in a professional way.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht, bidding to secure a home quarter-final, will not be taking French visitors Oyonnax for granted in Saturday’s final European pool fixture E(...)

Ian Keatley: Munster outhalf is the product of  Belvedere College, UCD and the  Leinster academy and also played for  Connacht. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When Leinster completed the sleeves-rolled-up win in Sandy Park last Sunday which reaffirmed their status as European Champions Cup contenders, 18 of (...)

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(...)

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