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#The West's awake

From The42 Connacht trio named in Barbarians squad for England showdown at Twickenham The West's Awake

Connacht trio named in Barbarians squad for England showdown at Twickenham

Finlay Bealham, Niyi Adeolokun and David Heffernan have been selected for the historic double-header.

From The42 'Winning becomes a habit': Friend feels growing confidence as Connacht go into new Pro14 season Gathering Steam

'Winning becomes a habit': Friend feels growing confidence as Connacht go into new Pro14 season

Glasgow Warriors will be a tough opening fixture in Galway fro the new coach.

From The42 'We'd love to get one over them': Connacht can't wait to welcome old foes Gloucester to Galway The West's Awake

'We'd love to get one over them': Connacht can't wait to welcome old foes Gloucester to Galway

The western province had to tackle Gloucester in Kingsholm twice at the end of the 2014/15 season. Can they change their fortunes at the Sportsground?

From The42 New hurling competition to be named after Galway All-Ireland winner and ex-GAA President Joe McDonagh
From The42 A good day for Galway hurling as U21 side joins Leinster and new minor quarter-final system The West's Awake

A good day for Galway hurling as U21 side joins Leinster and new minor quarter-final system

The motions were passed at Special Congress in Croke Park today.

From The42 Galway into their first FAI Cup quarter-final in seven years after taking Pat's at Inchicore The West's Awake

Galway into their first FAI Cup quarter-final in seven years after taking Pat's at Inchicore

The Tribesmen scored early and late as the Saints crumbled at home.

From The42 'I don’t think there’s anything worse than someone being patronising' - Galway skipper Cooney The West's Awake

'I don’t think there’s anything worse than someone being patronising' - Galway skipper Cooney

Heather Cooney, sister of Galway senior hurler Conor, is captain of the Tribeswomen as they begin their Liberty Insurance All-Ireland senior camogie championship campaign later today.

From The42 Rochford's revenge mission, Aidan O'Shea factor, cold Tribesmen - Galway-Mayo talking points The West's Awake

Rochford's revenge mission, Aidan O'Shea factor, cold Tribesmen - Galway-Mayo talking points

Pearse Stadium is the venue as both counties chase a Connacht final spot on 9 July.

From The42 Lam says Connacht are looking for reinforcements as injury toll rises IQ

Lam says Connacht are looking for reinforcements as injury toll rises

The western province suffered a home defeat to Munster this evening.

From The42 Heffernan makes his mark as Connacht sizzle in win over Ulster Talking Points

Heffernan makes his mark as Connacht sizzle in win over Ulster

That and more points to ponder after Pat Lam defeated Ulster for the first time.

From The42 Connacht bridge 4-year wait to beat Ulster in inter-pro thriller Rare And Wonderful

Connacht bridge 4-year wait to beat Ulster in inter-pro thriller

Ulster went to Galway with five wins from five this season, but came well and truly unstuck.

From The42 A win at last: Pat Lam proud to see Connacht do it their way Born To Run

A win at last: Pat Lam proud to see Connacht do it their way

The champions’ philosophy was on full display in last night’s bonus point win over Edinburgh.

From The42 Connacht sign new 3-year sponsorship deal with Elverys The West's Awake

Connacht sign new 3-year sponsorship deal with Elverys

The champions will release their new kit later this month.

From The42 Former GAA president and Galway hurling star Joe McDonagh dies The West's Awake

Former GAA president and Galway hurling star Joe McDonagh dies

“Galway has lost a hero,” said An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny.

From The42 Late Loftus point stuns Dublin as Mayo book first All-Ireland U21 final in a decade The West's Awake

Late Loftus point stuns Dublin as Mayo book first All-Ireland U21 final in a decade

There was a dramatic end to this afternoon’s EirGrid All-Ireland U21 football semi-final at O’Connor Park in Tullamore.

From The42 One O'Connor in, the other out as Mayo look to avoid relegation against Down The West's Awake

One O'Connor in, the other out as Mayo look to avoid relegation against Down

A win against relegated Down at Elverys MacHale Park should be enough for Stephen Rochford’s men.

From The42 Connacht's five stars: 'We didn't say much at the end, just looked at each other and had a big smile' The West's Awake

Connacht's five stars: 'We didn't say much at the end, just looked at each other and had a big smile'

New cap Finlay Bealham made it a Connacht quintet helping Ireland to a 58 – 15 win over Italy.

From The42 Green giants! Connacht save their best for last in a historic win over Munster The West's Awake

Green giants! Connacht save their best for last in a historic win over Munster

It’s the first time in 29 years that Connacht have beaten Munster in Thomond Park.

From The42 It was a family affair as the fun began at the Galway Races today The West's Awake

It was a family affair as the fun began at the Galway Races today

Modem wins the two-mile Connacht Hotel Qualified Riders’ Handicap

From The42 Are Galway's hurlers the real deal or will they fall flat again? The West's Awake

Are Galway's hurlers the real deal or will they fall flat again?

Sunday’s Leinster final against Kilkenny will tell us more about Galway’s championship credentials.

From The42 Connacht have signed Ireland Rugby League convert Api Pewhairangi Codebreaker

Connacht have signed Ireland Rugby League convert Api Pewhairangi

The 23-year-old is Irish-qualified through his grandmother.

Connacht's injury crisis isn't getting any better, they've sent 3 players for surgery this week

Quinn Roux, Nathan White and Mick Kearney will go under the knife this week.

From The42 As it Happened: Connacht v Ulster, Pro12 Liveblog

As it Happened: Connacht v Ulster, Pro12

There was more than just inter-provincial pride at stake in Galway.

From The42 Galway's Corofin win back All-Ireland senior club football crown after 17 years The West's Awake

Galway's Corofin win back All-Ireland senior club football crown after 17 years

The North Galway club saw off Derry’s Slaughtneil this afternoon.

From The42 As it happened: Connacht v Exeter, Challenge Cup Liveblog

As it happened: Connacht v Exeter, Challenge Cup

We went minute-by-minute as the western province set out to take over top spot in Pool 2.

From The42 Joe Canning: Connacht's form will inspire Galway hurlers and the rest of the west The West's Awake

Joe Canning: Connacht's form will inspire Galway hurlers and the rest of the west

Galway are getting ready for their Division 1A league opener against Clare next month.

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 Blade cuts deep as Connacht claim brilliant win away to Bayonne West By Sud-ouest

Blade cuts deep as Connacht claim brilliant win away to Bayonne

The 20-year-old scrum-half scored twice including a late game-changer.

From The42 Here are all of this week’s Pro12 highlights Recap This post contains videos

Here are all of this week’s Pro12 highlights

It wasn’t just Ireland that witnessed full-blooded derbies this week.

From The42 Muldoon hails effort of Connacht’s young front row after Dragons drama The West's Awake

Muldoon hails effort of Connacht’s young front row after Dragons drama

“Conditions weren’t great, the rugby wasn’t great, but the win was. And that’s all that matters.”

From The42 Mayo minors earn All-Ireland football final spot with comfortable win Convincing

Mayo minors earn All-Ireland football final spot with comfortable win

The seniors will hope for similar success later this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie 'This Taoiseach is like the Mayo footballers - he's all about the solo run' The West's Awake

'This Taoiseach is like the Mayo footballers - he's all about the solo run'

Barry Cowen reckons Enda Kenny’s plan to abolish the Seanad reminds him of the performance of his county’s footballers.

From The42 Connacht given back-row boost for 'Quins trip and secure future of 4 key forwards Glimmer

Connacht given back-row boost for 'Quins trip and secure future of 4 key forwards

It’s good news all round for George Naoupu.

From The42 Half-term report: How our provinces have shaped up so far Appraisal

Half-term report: How our provinces have shaped up so far

We’re at the midway point of the season, time to see where we all stand.

From The42 Size matters: Connacht fought a losing battle against European heavyweight Maths And Stats

Size matters: Connacht fought a losing battle against European heavyweight

Was Denis Buckley really a whole 50 kilos lighter than his direct opponent? “Don’t believe the programme.”

From The42 VIDEO: Watch Connacht documentary 'The West's Awake' in full Behind The Scenes This post contains videos

VIDEO: Watch Connacht documentary 'The West's Awake' in full

Shown on Tg4 last week, the film charts the province’s inaugural Heineken Cup adventure.

From The42 Connacht out to do it for Elwood, says John Muldoon Heineken Cup

Connacht out to do it for Elwood, says John Muldoon

‘Eric gives his heart and soul’ said the flanker as he aims to send his coach out on a high.

From The42 VIDEO: 'The West's Awake' goes behind the scenes at Connacht Watch It This post contains videos

VIDEO: 'The West's Awake' goes behind the scenes at Connacht

The film premièred in Galway last night and will hit your screens next week.

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 Murph's sideline cut: behind enemy lines... The West's Awake

Murph's sideline cut: behind enemy lines...

This week our man ventured north to Mayo to watch his home county lose out to their provincial rivals in Castlebar. And other short stories.