Andy Friend

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Damian de Allende during Munster  squad training in  Limerick. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Pro 14: Connacht v Munster Sportsground, Saturday, 7.35pm Live on TG4 and Eir Sport A game of real significance and perhaps the last one for some(...)

Peter O’Mahony captains Munster against Connacht on Saturday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Pro14: Connacht v Munster, Saturday January 9th, the Sportsground (kick-off 7.35pm, eir Sport, TG4) Connacht are on the hunt for famous back-to-back (...)

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(...)

Sammy Arnold of Connacht runs at Ulster’s Stewart Moore during the Guinness Pro 14 game at the Sportsground. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht kept their hopes of reaching the Guinness Pro 14 final vibrantly alive with their historic first win over Leinster at the RDS last Saturday b(...)

Connacht centre Bundee Aki has been sidelined with a knee injury. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Connacht will continue to monitor Bundee Aki’s knee injury which sidelined their Irish centre for the festive derbies against Ulster and Leinster prio(...)

Connacht’s Matthew Burke and Conor Kenny celebrate victory over Leinster at the RDS. Despite their superb win and Munster’s defeat by Ulster, Connacht are probably in must-win territory when they host Munster. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

In deservedly ending Leinster’s 26-game winning run in the competition and their near two-decade wait for a win over the back-to-back champions in Dub(...)

Connacht’s Jack Carty scores a try during the Pro14 win over Leinster. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster 24 Connacht 35 The nature and context of the victory would have provided enough justification to celebrate raucously at the final whistle, a(...)

Ben O’Donnell is set to make his Connacht debut against Leinster. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Former Australian Sevens player Ben O’Donnell is expected to make his debut for Connacht against Leinster at the RDS on Saturday. The 2018 World Seve(...)

Connacht captain Paul Boyle (left) during their training session at the Sportsground on Tuesday. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

There was enough poison floating out the Twitter swamp on Sunday night, following a late decision by Connacht captain Paul Boyle to bullishly opt for (...)

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell and assistant coach Mike Catt look on in the Ireland-Georgia match at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Rejoice for 2021 Like so many others, The Offload is ignoring the three pillars of rugby union (racism, doping and concussion) to focus on a brighter(...)

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