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Dublin: 14 °C Saturday 23 September, 2017

Wednesday 13 September, 2017

O'Donoghue targets fast start to season to retain place in congested Munster back row

“Even for a younger lad and I class myself as one of the younger lads, it’s a chance for me to step up as a leader.”

Carolan looking forward to battle of wits with former Connacht team-mate Jackman

The western province meet the Dragons at Rodney Parade on Friday evening.

Tuesday 12 September, 2017

Erasmus confident South African teams will come good despite disastrous start

“When six weeks are gone people can make a fair call on that and see, are they really competitive this year or not.”

Sunday 10 September, 2017

'I was really nervous before this game': Keane relieved to get first Connacht win

The new head coach says his side are making ‘small steps’ in the right direction.

Saturday 9 September, 2017

Connacht run four tries past the Kings in front of All-Ireland winning hurlers

It was a great sporting occasion at the Sportsground.

Friday 8 September, 2017

Limerick hit Galway on the double to reach FAI Cup semi-final

Goals from Rodrigo Tosi and Shane Duggan saw Limerick run out deserved winners.

Wednesday 6 September, 2017

A familiar Munster face persuaded me to join from Grenoble, says new centre Chris Farrell

Mike Pendergast worked with the 24-year-old in France.

Tuesday 5 September, 2017

'It might be for some and it might not be for others - nobody's trying to nail Munster'

The coach says he’s confident that his pending departure won’t lead to a loss of focus in his players.

Saturday 2 September, 2017

Keane's reign gets off to a miserable start as Connacht beaten by Glasgow

Ali Price and Lee Jones scored second-half tries for the visitors as they inflicted a first defeat on Connacht’s new coach.

Friday 1 September, 2017

With Andy Farrell watching, Munster rack up six tries and brush aside Benetton challenge

Jean Kleyn scored a brace as Rassie Erasmus’ side had a bonus-point wrapped up by the 31st minute.

Wednesday 30 August, 2017

Time in Ireland camp has given Tyler Bleyendaal a hunger for 'the next level'

The Christchurch native will qualify to represent Ireland in time for the Six Nations.

'I'm a very competitive man': Keane ready to offer former boss Rennie a stern opening test in Pro14

Mere weeks after Kieran Keane and Dave Rennie departed the Chiefs, they will coach from rival boxes when Connacht host Glasgow on Saturday.

Tuesday 29 August, 2017

Flannery says business as usual for Munster in wake of Erasmus announcement

“It was weird with the announcement at the start of pre-season but it in no way has it affected our rugby.”

Friday 25 August, 2017

Keane thankful for 'helpful' Lam input as he prepares to face predecessor in the Sportsground

Keane thankful for 'helpful' Lam input as he prepares to face predecessor in the Sportsground

The Kiwi watched his side lose out to Wasps in midweek as Connacht’s ‘babies’ came undone in the final quarter.

Wednesday 16 August, 2017

'He's a very impressive man': New Connacht coach blown away by Bundee Aki

Kieran Keane held his first press conference in Galway on Tuesday.

Wednesday 9 August, 2017

Galway hurling great Tony Keady seriously ill in hospital

The former Hurler of the Year took ill in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Thursday 27 July, 2017

IRFU's Fox hunt pays dividends as Australian youngster set to sign with Connacht academy

The IRFU are keen to complete the move before the eligibility rules change.

Wednesday 26 July, 2017

I'm not the man to replace Rassie at Munster, insists Rob Penney

The former Reds boss has two more years in Japan.

Tuesday 25 July, 2017

Connacht set to sign promising Australian out-half Deegan

The Randwick product will battle Jack Carty and Steve Crosbie for the number 10 shirt.

Friday 21 July, 2017

Holohan hits superb hat-trick against former club as Galway breathe some life into staying up

The midfielder joined from Cork City earlier in the campaign but spent the 2014 season with Drogheda.

Monday 10 July, 2017

'There is a lot of fellas in our dressing room that saw it coming' - Kevin McStay

McStay pinpointed the league win over Cavan as a key turning point in Roscommon’s season.

Sunday 9 July, 2017

Roscommon put poor league form behind them with a stunning Connacht final victory over Galway

Kevin McStay’s side had nine points to spare over the disappointing Tribesmen.

Galway fire home 3 goals in Salthill as they complete Connacht minor three-in-a-row

Sligo were despatched by ten points at Pearse Stadium.

Friday 7 July, 2017

Galway United boost survival hopes with their biggest win of the season

Shane Keegan’s side ran out 3-1 winners at home to Limerick.

Monday 26 June, 2017

Journey continues for Cooney as he finally makes Irish debut

The 27-year-old came off the bench in Saturday’s win over Japan.

Saturday 24 June, 2017

Three out of three! Ireland put Japan to the sword and end summer tour on a high

Joe Schmidt’s side saw the game out 35-13.

Friday 23 June, 2017

'Pete is smart as well as tough' - Joe Schmidt confident O'Mahony will be natural Lions skipper

The Corkman was named skipper by Warren Gatland this week.

Ringrose still soaking up information as he lines out for 11th straight Ireland Test

The Dubliner has been impressed by Japanese culture, but is wary of their Kiwi-esque style ahead of his final match of the season.

Thursday 22 June, 2017

Joe Schmidt makes six changes to Irish side to face Japan

Hooker James Tracy will start in an Irish team for the first time.

Jackson's hard work paying off as he looks to continue hot kicking streak in Tokyo 10

Jackson's hard work paying off as he looks to continue hot kicking streak in Tokyo

The Ulster out-half has missed just one kick from the tee in a green shirt since November.

Wednesday 21 June, 2017

Ireland management in the dark over Rassie Erasmus' Munster future

Greg Feek says no news from back home has filtered through to the national camp in Japan.

'Even when I was fifth choice I was doing my own routine, training as best I could' -- Tracy primed for Ireland start

The Kildare man has been patient for province and country, but promises to grab any Test start opportunity with two hands.

Tuesday 20 June, 2017

POM as a captain: 'He doesn’t say much, but says things to prickle the hairs on the back of your neck'

Greg Feek hailed the leadership credentials of Peter O’Mahony as he prepares his pack for a second bout with Japan.

All the little affirmations paying off as Andrew Conway revels chance to wear Ireland jersey

The Munster wing says he was not consistent enough to earn international recognition before this year.

Monday 19 June, 2017

Conan's no contrarian as he proves patience is a virtue

The back-row had to wait two years between his two Irish caps.

William Tupou made his debut for Japan against Ireland last weekend... and now he'll serve his first ban Ban

William Tupou made his debut for Japan against Ireland last weekend... and now he'll serve his first ban

The Japanese centre has been banned for tip tackle on Devin Toner.

Saturday 17 June, 2017

Distance didn't help, says Schmidt, as Ireland players overlooked for late Lions call

“It’s something I don’t have any control over.”

Keith Earls on fire again as Ireland run 7 past Japan

Joe Schmidt’s side hit the 50-point mark for the second week running thanks to big displays from Earls and Jack Conan.

Thursday 15 June, 2017

JVDF ready to do without scrum cap again as Ireland board bullet train

The flanker reckons it’s around 15 years since he played without headgear, but the heat in New Jersey and Japan has forced a change.

Wednesday 14 June, 2017

'Great day for the family,' but whirlwind tour leaves little time for Scannell brothers to celebrate

Staving off jet-lag is the first job for Joe Schmidt’s squad after arriving in Japan yesterday.

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