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From The42 Carty happy to 'fit back in' with Connacht while he moves behind Elwood on all-time chart Pantheon

Carty happy to 'fit back in' with Connacht while he moves behind Elwood on all-time chart

The recently-capped international returned to Connacht colours in style.

From The42 'I'm not a believer in sad stories' - Reidy's Galway kingpins braced for fiery Carnacon rematch Best In The West

'I'm not a believer in sad stories' - Reidy's Galway kingpins braced for fiery Carnacon rematch

Kilkerrin-Clonberne look to exact sweet, sweet revenge on the holders in this weekend’s Connacht decider.

From The42 Awesome Aki and Carty class ensures Connacht dominate Scarlets Best In The West

Awesome Aki and Carty class ensures Connacht dominate Scarlets

Tries from Tom Farrell, Cian Kelleher and Niyi Adeolokun gave Connacht their second win of the season.

From The42 Seven-try Connacht rout Leinster on fitting farewell bash for John Muldoon Best In The West

Seven-try Connacht rout Leinster on fitting farewell bash for John Muldoon

The retiring captain even kicked a conversion in a record Connacht win over their rivals to the east.

From The42 'I’m proudest of being a one-club man, staying here when there were a lot of dark clouds' John Muldoon

'I’m proudest of being a one-club man, staying here when there were a lot of dark clouds'

The Connacht captain will play his last game for his province this weekend before taking up a coaching role in Bristol.

From The42 Knee injury will keep Steph Curry out of early playoff games NBA

Knee injury will keep Steph Curry out of early playoff games

The brilliant guard sprained his MCL after returning from an ankle knock.

From The42 O'Halloran targeting more Test caps as a Connacht man after November omission instilled doubt Best In The West

O'Halloran targeting more Test caps as a Connacht man after November omission instilled doubt

The brilliant fullback was linked with moves outside his home province that, in theory, might have improved his chance of challenging for Ireland honours.

From The42 'He's in great nick': KK backs Aki to shine at 12 for Ireland Best In The West

'He's in great nick': KK backs Aki to shine at 12 for Ireland

The Kiwi also had words of consolation for Tiernan O’Halloran after his omission.

From The42 'We didn't fire a shot': Another Connacht loss leaves Keane short of words Bad Start
From The42 Blunt first half paves way for late suffering as Cardiff win in Galway Feel The Blues

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.

From The42 Connacht quartet come through return unscathed, but Ronaldson may sit out next week Versatility

Connacht quartet come through return unscathed, but Ronaldson may sit out next week

Tiernan O’Halloran returned from Ireland camp just in time to replace the centre.

From The42 Castlebar Mitchels ease to victory to set up dream Connacht SFC semi-final Best In The West

Castlebar Mitchels ease to victory to set up dream Connacht SFC semi-final

The Mayo champions were too good for Tourlestrane of Sligo at Markievicz Park this afternoon.

From The42 Sligo snatch sensational stoppage-time winner against Galway in the Connacht derby Best In The West

Sligo snatch sensational stoppage-time winner against Galway in the Connacht derby

Dave Robertson’s side edge past the Tribesman at the Showgrounds.

From The42 4 Ireland U20s welcomed into Connacht academy Go West Young Man

4 Ireland U20s welcomed into Connacht academy

Dubliner Adam Leavy has also take up residence in Galway.

From The42 Codyre kicks The Jes to Connacht Senior Cup success Schools Rugby

Codyre kicks The Jes to Connacht Senior Cup success

Two tries from Michael O’Neill were not enough to tip the balance Garbally’s way.

From The42 Galway boss Dunne hails influence of 'inspirational guy' Pat Lam ahead of fresh start to season Best In The West

Galway boss Dunne hails influence of 'inspirational guy' Pat Lam ahead of fresh start to season

The Connacht head coach has lended his voice to helped Galway United prepare for the new campaign.

From The42 Ireland release Henshaw, Bealham and Dillane for Connacht's vital clash with Scarlets Best In The West

Ireland release Henshaw, Bealham and Dillane for Connacht's vital clash with Scarlets

Liam Williams is back for the league-leading Scarlets’ trip to Galway.

From The42 Henshaw at fullback as AJ MacGinty prepares to make Connacht debut from the bench Best In The West

Henshaw at fullback as AJ MacGinty prepares to make Connacht debut from the bench

All aboard. This is Connacht’s last stop before the 12,000 KM round trip to Krasnoyarsk.

From The42 Here's how Dublin turned the tide in 15 mad minutes against Mayo 'pon Da Replay

Here's how Dublin turned the tide in 15 mad minutes against Mayo

An absolutely brilliant goal from the Mayo forward.

From The42 Connacht install new attack coach, but have 4 injury worries before start of new season Attention To Detail

Connacht install new attack coach, but have 4 injury worries before start of new season

Pat Lam’s centre options for the opening month of the season have taken a hit.

'As long as the hunger is there, I'll keep playing on' -- John Muldoon

The Connacht captain’s current contract ends at the end of the season, but he intends on signing a new one.

From The42 Mayo hammer Sligo by 26 points to complete Connacht five-in-a-row Best In The West

Mayo hammer Sligo by 26 points to complete Connacht five-in-a-row

Aidan O’Shea was untouchable, claiming a hat-trick in the provincial decider rout.

From The42 Connacht's half-century and the rest of the Pro12 action you missed because the Six Nations was on Provincial

Connacht's half-century and the rest of the Pro12 action you missed because the Six Nations was on

There’s only so much rugby you can fit into a weekend. So here’s some bonus Monday footage.

From The42 Boxing and bear crawls behind him, Jake Heenan ready to put his shoulder to the wheel Groundhog Day

Boxing and bear crawls behind him, Jake Heenan ready to put his shoulder to the wheel

The Kiwi openside has come through two extensive runs to recovery, so knows plenty about shoulder rehab.

From The42 Henshaw and Marmion combined for this glorious Connacht try against Munster Best In The West

Henshaw and Marmion combined for this glorious Connacht try against Munster

After going 13 – 0 down early on, this try ignited the Sportsground.

From The42 Why you should spend your St Stephen's Day watching inter-provincial rugby Inter-pro

Why you should spend your St Stephen's Day watching inter-provincial rugby

Get yourself out of the house and into some of sport’s great rivalries.

From The42 Here's your 'Bundee Aki is a Beast' Pic of the Day Best In The West

Here's your 'Bundee Aki is a Beast' Pic of the Day

Connacht had Leinster on the back foot in the first half in the RDS.

From The42 Danie Poolman on the double as five-try Connacht maul Bayonne Best In The West

Danie Poolman on the double as five-try Connacht maul Bayonne

Pat Lam’s men stretched their unbeaten run in Galway to seven games.

From The42 'Ultimate Connacht Man' John Muldoon named captain for new season Best In The West

'Ultimate Connacht Man' John Muldoon named captain for new season

It was the job of at least three men last season, but John Muldoon will do it all by himself this time around.

From The42 5 reasons Gavin Duffy will be a valuable addition to the Mayo senior footballers Gaavin

5 reasons Gavin Duffy will be a valuable addition to the Mayo senior footballers

The ex-Connacht captain may be the wrong side of 30, but he’s still got what it takes to excel.

From The42 One of their own: Connacht appoint ex-fullback Willie Ruane as new CEO Best In The West

One of their own: Connacht appoint ex-fullback Willie Ruane as new CEO

Ruane, who represented his province and Galwegians in the 1990s, will take over in the summer after 15 years in the banking sector.

From The42 Here's your 'perk of being a rising international star' pic of the day Best In The West

Here's your 'perk of being a rising international star' pic of the day

Two Irish backs have got some new wheels, and they’re not afraid to show it.

From The42 VIDEO: 'Our lads have their heads screwed on' - Dillon Experience This post contains videos

VIDEO: 'Our lads have their heads screwed on' - Dillon

The Mayo forward had barely left the field at Croke Park before honing in on his next visit.

From The42 As it happened: Dublin v Mayo, All Ireland semi-final Liveblog

As it happened: Dublin v Mayo, All Ireland semi-final

We went minute-by-minute Mayo as set out to upset the odds.