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# Connacht

Last week
17th September 2023 - 23rd September 2023
Munster carve out victory in pre-season clash with Connacht
Both head coaches used the clash to try out various permutations.
Ex-Irish rugby international O'Connor lands Galway hurling S&C role
Former Connacht Rugby S&C coach looking forward to ‘an opportunity to work with elite athletes in a different code’.
Last month
August 2023
'It's nice to apply the information that's in your head, even if I am missing out on a year of rugby'
Josh Murphy will spend 12 months furthering his career in medicine – and playing in the AIL – while ‘the train rolls on without him’ at Connacht.
Cruel blow as Connacht's marquee signing Cordero suffers 'significant knee injury'
Argentina international set for extended spell on the sidelines after training-ground injury.
Former Leinster and Connacht winger Adam Byrne retires at 29
The Kildare man was capped for Ireland in 2017.
This year
Leinster to face holders La Rochelle in mouthwatering rematch following Champions Cup draw
The competition will commence in December.
Leinster to face holders La Rochelle in mouthwatering rematch following Champions Cup draw
The competition will commence in December.
URC set to finish next season with round of derby games for Irish sides
Proposed change in scheduling would also see South Africans reducing trips north.
Connacht appoint Mark Sexton as attack coach
Sexton worked as attack coach for the Ireland U20 sides who landed back-to-back Grand Slams in 2022 and 2023.
'We created something really special... that fighting spirit, that’s the DNA of this team'
Connacht were left to rue their missed opportunity after pushing Stormers close in the URC semi-finals.
Stormers v Connacht, URC semi-final
Catch up on all the action as Connacht called in to Cape Town to take on the defending champions.
Connacht named unchanged team for semi-final date with Stormers
The province take on the defending champions in Cape Town tomorrow.
TG4 to broadcast URC final as fixture details confirmed
Leinster, Munster and Connacht are all still vying for a place in the decider.
'You have got to meet fire with fire': Bealham relishing test against world-class Stormers pack
Connacht travel to take on the champions in Cape Town this Saturday in the semi-finals of the URC.
Connacht name 29-man travelling squad for URC semi-final clash with Stormers
The province fly out to South Africa today ahead of Saturday’s game in Cape Town.
Mack Hansen at odds with Connacht's greatest day
The Irish winger’s memory of the historic Pro12 success in 2016 was limited.
Clean bill of health for Connacht as they prepare for URC semi-final in South Africa
All 23 players who saw off Ulster in the quarter-finals in Belfast at the weekend have come through unscathed.
URC Semi-finals: Connacht to face Stormers, Leinster and Munster to square off
The details for both URC semi-finals have been confirmed.
Connacht rock the URC with stunning win over Ulster to reach semi-finals
Andy Friend’s men were thoroughly deserved winners and will now travel to South Africa.
Connacht's Blade keen to best old mentor Cooney in interpro quarter-final
The scrum-half also saluted departing head coach Andy Friend – but said that he’s not ready to thank him just yet.
Andy Friend insists pressure is on Ulster as he nears Connacht exit
Return of key internationals also give province cause for optimism.
Connacht to loan hooker Moore and scrum-half McDonald from Ulster next season
‘Declan and Michael’s arrival next season gives us further depth in two specialist positions,’ said Connacht head coach Pete Wilkins.
URC confirm quarter-finals details with Munster set for Saturday night trip to Glasgow
Ulster and Connacht will meet on Friday, 5 May, with Leinster hosting the Sharks at Aviva Stadium the following day.
Here's what the Irish provinces need heading into final round of URC fixtures
All four provinces are in action as the URC reaches the final round of regular season fixtures.
Connacht give departing figures the perfect home send-off with bonus-point win
Replacement Kieran Marmion crossed for Connacht’s final try in his last ever home game for the western province.
Ireland-capped Adam Byrne among 8 players to leave Connacht this summer
Andy Friend thanks departing players for their ‘unique contributions to Connacht Rugby’.
Connacht sign Ireland 7s star Liam McNamara
McNamara was born in Brisbane but qualifies for Ireland through his Dublin-born father.
Connacht receive major injury boost ahead of Cardiff showdown
Skipper Jack Carty, tighthead Finlay Bealham and loosehead Denis Buckley are all set to feature this weekend.
Bolton, Reilly and Robertson-McCoy to stay at Connacht after penning new deals
Three contract extensions for the western province.
Munster, Ulster and Connacht must pick themselves up quickly after European exits
The three provinces can’t afford to let the disappointment of last weekend carry into the final two rounds of regular season URC fixtures.
Andy Friend laments second-half collapse after Connacht make tame exit
The Irish side bowed out with a disappointing 41-19 loss away to Benetton Rugby.
Connacht's European campaign brought to shuddering halt in Treviso
The western province were seen off by Benetton on a 41-19 scoreline.
Hansen and Aki return as Connacht name six Ireland internationals to face Benetton
Andy Friend’s side will travel to Treviso this weekend.
Huge weekend for Irish provinces as European Cup rugby returns with a bang
All four provinces are in action on Saturday.
John Muldoon to join Connacht coaching team next season
The former Connacht player will join Pete Wilkins’ coaching team with responsibility for the lineout and maul.
Caolin Blade inspires Connacht to bonus-point win over Edinburgh in United Rugby Championship
The stand-in skipper was on fire as Andy Friend’s men made a huge push towards a URC playoff spot.
Hat-trick hero Blade inspires Connacht to bonus-point win over Edinburgh
The stand-in skipper was on fire as Andy Friend’s men made a huge push towards a URC playoff spot.
All to play for as provinces head into final rounds of URC regular season
All four Irish teams are back in URC action this weekend.
Connacht hopeful of Bealham return before end of season
Meanwhile, Jack Carty and Denis Buckley are set to miss the Edinburgh tie.
Connacht announce signing of Ireland 7s star Andrew Smith
Smith will join the province ahead of the 2023/24 season.