Connacht needs to be a training team in the magners league. Any player of potential who hits 21 but can't get regular games due to an international in his position should be farmed out for 2 or 3 seasons. Flannery was one in particular who did ok out of spending some time there. Hopefully Keatley will be back to Leinster next season and it's obvious he's a better player already than Sexton who has been 2nd or 3rd choice. Any success they have will transfer into attendences which will lead to money and success.
If necessary the 3 other provinces need to give a subsidy on top of what the IRFU give them. Look at the forwards for munster in the NZ game. If they had being playing against the Ospreys and Leinster for Connacht the last 3 years instead of training and holding tackling bags for the first team how much better would they be?
One other thing is for the irfu to put more effort into underage club rugby. Schools rugby especially in Leinster is the be all and end all at underage level and local clubs get some money but are really seen as the poor cousins. Then once they finish school a load of the schools players drop off but club players are be more likely to continue playing. They are also more likely to search out a new club when they move about after college.
Foreign players need to be looked at as well. 3 primary and 3 minor seems ok but when you look at the eu laws then pacific island passport holders don't get counted and it makes a mockery of it. As much as I love the HC the provinces primary function is to develop players for the Irish team and any more influx of foreigners will only make us weaker long term. A better way of doing it shouls be 6 out of 8 players in a position should be Irish when you count all the provinces.
FH fo example
Contepomi and Wallace really are centres who are used occaisionally FH's.
Kent Brocman after the St. Patrick's day parade turned into a riot: "All this drinking, violence, destruction of property - Are these really the things we think of, when we think of the Irish?"