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#Nigel Carolan

# nigel-carolan - Sunday 10 May, 2020

'That was my dream... Munster was and still is the jersey I want to put on one day'

24-year-old second row Ciaran O’Flynn was born and bred near Bordeaux in France.

# nigel-carolan - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

Analysis: Connacht's clever bounce-back attack cuts Bordeaux apart

Attack coach Nigel Carolan has his charges striking superbly from lineout platforms.

Connacht coaching ticket extend contracts to remain at Sportsground until 2021

Andy Friend hailed the ‘exceptional team’ of Carolan, Duffy and Wilkins as Connacht return to top form.

# nigel-carolan - Monday 24 September, 2018

'They're not my systems': Friend hails Carty and assistants as Connacht click

Connacht’s head coach heaped praise on Nigel Carolan’s attack along with the ‘immense skill-set’ of Jack Carty.

# nigel-carolan - Thursday 12 July, 2018

Optimism abounds as Connacht reboot for the new Friend era

The western province have high hopes they can bounce back after a poor 2017/18 season.

# nigel-carolan - Saturday 10 March, 2018

'I don't think Jacob is near his potential. What we're seeing at the moment is exciting'

21-year-old Jacob Stockdale has risen swiftly through the ranks to score eight tries in seven games for Ireland.

# nigel-carolan - Friday 6 October, 2017

# nigel-carolan - Saturday 23 September, 2017

Blunt first half paves way for late suffering as Cardiff win in Galway

Darragh Leader’s try and brilliant conversion in the second half looked set to give Connacht a hard-fought win until Willis Halaholo popped up.

# nigel-carolan - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

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.

# nigel-carolan - Friday 28 April, 2017

Connacht legend Eric Elwood succeeds Carolan as academy manager

The province’s former head coach will play a key developmental role.

# nigel-carolan - Friday 24 March, 2017

Carolan a smart addition for Connacht but leaves U20s in promising place

The former Connacht back will be part of Kieran Keane’s coaching staff next season.

# nigel-carolan - Thursday 23 March, 2017

Ireland U20 coach Carolan to join new Connacht coaching ticket

The Galway native will move into the senior coaching box after 13 years in charge of the academy.

# nigel-carolan - Tuesday 21 March, 2017

Larmour's outstanding U20 Six Nations shows why Joe Schmidt is a fan

‘You could put Jordan at nine or 10 and he’d probably do as well, he’s just an outstanding player.’

# nigel-carolan - Tuesday 14 March, 2017

'There is a lot of X-factor in this group': Carolan ranks U20 team as one of Ireland's best

The head coach singled out Jordan Larmour, Oisin Dowling, Caelan Doris and Fineen Wycherley after outstanding performances in the Six Nations so far.

# nigel-carolan - Monday 27 February, 2017

Munster's Johnston comes through 'dark place' to show promise again

The 20-year-old playmaker was in impressive form on his return for the Ireland U20s.

# nigel-carolan - Friday 24 February, 2017

Ireland U20s hold out after second-half Six Nations scare against France

Nigel Carolan’s men remain second in the table behind England.

# nigel-carolan - Friday 3 February, 2017

Carolan's U20s make it two wins from two for Ireland in Scotland

Paul Boyle’s late try won it for the visitors at Broadwood Stadium.

# nigel-carolan - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

Three returning players as Leinster's Kelly named Ireland U20 captain

Cillian Gallagher, Johnny McPhillips and John Foley are back from last year.

# nigel-carolan - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

Ulster breakthrough Lyttle included in Ireland U20 squad for winter trials

Cillian Gallagher returns to the pack after already impressing for Nigel Carolan’s side this year.

# nigel-carolan - Monday 18 July, 2016

4 Ireland U20s welcomed into Connacht academy

Dubliner Adam Leavy has also take up residence in Galway.

# nigel-carolan - Thursday 23 June, 2016

'We believed' - Ireland U20s' journey to the World Championship final in their words

Nigel Carolan’s players and coaches chart their progress into a first-ever U20 final.

# nigel-carolan - Monday 20 June, 2016

Carolan believes his young guns can make history and lift world crown

‘We needed to be good and I thought we were superb.’

As it happened: Ireland v Argentina, World Rugby U20 Championship semi-final

We went minute-by-minute as the Wolfpups tried to sniff out a route to their first final.

# nigel-carolan - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

As it happened: Ireland v Georgia, World Rugby U20 Championship

We went minute-by-minute as Nigel Carolan’s men looked to cap a terrific pool stage with a third win.

# nigel-carolan - Sunday 12 June, 2016

Blow for Ireland U20s as out-half Johnston heads home injured

Newcastle Falcons man Brett Connon will take his place in the squad.

# nigel-carolan - Saturday 11 June, 2016

Carolan hopes New Zealand win can build confidence in all levels of Irish rugby

The Connacht man admitted he feared the worst before a ‘comfortable’ end TO today’s big win in the World Rugby U20 Championship.

Carolan and his U20s mark out their rich potential in landmark win

The likes of James Ryan and Andrew Porter look built for professional rugby.

All the tries from Ireland U20s' history-making win over New Zealand

Nigel Carolan’s men delivered a brilliant performance in Manchester.

# nigel-carolan - Friday 10 June, 2016

Just one enforced change as Ireland U20 set sights on New Zealand

Injury to Conor Kenny has handed an opportunity to Ben Betts and James Bollard.

# nigel-carolan - Tuesday 7 June, 2016

As it happened: Ireland v Wales, World Rugby U20 Championship

We went minute-by-minute as Nigel Carolan’s Wolfpups got their tournament underway. It was dramatic.

# nigel-carolan - Monday 6 June, 2016

Captain Ryan fit to start for Ireland in World U20 opener against Wales

Nigel Carolan’s side get their tournament underway in Manchester tomorrow.

# nigel-carolan - Thursday 2 June, 2016

'For these guys to get the opportunity to play against the All Blacks is massive' U20

'For these guys to get the opportunity to play against the All Blacks is massive'

Ireland U20 head coach Nigel Carolan is gearing his side up for the World Championship

# nigel-carolan - Tuesday 24 May, 2016

Ireland U20s affected by injury but welcome new faces for World Championship

Head coach Nigel Carolan says his side need to balance ‘risk versus reward’.

# nigel-carolan - Monday 23 May, 2016

Munster playmaker Johnston back as Ireland U20 name World Champs squad

Nigel Carolan is missing some key players through injury.

# nigel-carolan - Thursday 19 May, 2016

Ireland's age-grade sides behind 'physically and technically,' warns Carolan

‘We’re finding that, at age-grade international sides, we’re a little bit behind the eight ball.’

# nigel-carolan - Monday 4 April, 2016

Munster remains Dillane's home but Connacht ambitions are strong

The 22-year-old reflects on his journey to Ireland honours in the Six Nations.

# nigel-carolan - Friday 18 March, 2016

Four-try Ireland finish U20 Six Nations with Donnybrook victory over Scotland

Nigel Carolan’s men were deserved winners as their scrum dominated the second half.

# nigel-carolan - Friday 11 March, 2016

Daly's try decisive as Ireland U20s earn second Six Nations win against Italy

Brett Connon kicked 14 points for Nigel Carolan’s side at Donnybrook.

# nigel-carolan - Thursday 10 March, 2016

English-born but Irish-qualified, Brett Connon shows value of Exiles system

The 19-year-old Newcastle Falcons man starts at fullback against Italy tomorrow.

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