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Mayo edge out Kingdom to book spot in all-Connacht championship decider
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Mayo edge out Kingdom to book spot in all-Connacht championship decider

Jun 25th 2022, 5:15 PM 22,773 Views 5 Comments

Kerry monopolised possession in Tullamore but struggled to make it count on the scoreboard.

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Dolan posts 0-6 as Galway hold nerve against Cork to end thriller as All-Ireland champions
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Dolan posts 0-6 as Galway hold nerve against Cork to end thriller as All-Ireland champions

Sep 12th 2021, 5:52 PM 23,720 Views 15 Comments

Croke Park hosted the senior showpiece.

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Blade returns for Connacht as Friend's men take on Benetton in Galway
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Blade returns for Connacht as Friend's men take on Benetton in Galway

Dec 3rd 2020, 12:08 PM 5,117 Views 5 Comments

The westerners have been unfortunate with postponements so far this season.

Promising academy pair get first starts as Connacht look for Sale scalp
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Promising academy pair get first starts as Connacht look for Sale scalp

Oct 20th 2018, 7:45 AM 7,412 Views 5 Comments

Andy Friend’s men are hoping to back up last weekend’s Challenge Cup win over Bordeaux.

'He's got a bright future... He's from an area that's not known for its rugby'
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'He's got a bright future... He's from an area that's not known for its rugby'

Oct 13th 2018, 6:16 PM 29,049 Views 6 Comments

Connemara man Colm de Buitléar was one of three players to make their Connacht debuts against Bordeaux.

New Connacht 10 eager for a taste of a packed Sportsground
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New Connacht 10 eager for a taste of a packed Sportsground

Sep 22nd 2017, 7:30 AM 6,125 Views 0 Comments

Australian Andrew Deegan has found his feet already on Irish soil, as Connacht clash with Cardiff Blues tomorrow

Huge boost for Connacht ahead of Wasps clash as they ease past Treviso
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Huge boost for Connacht ahead of Wasps clash as they ease past Treviso

Dec 3rd 2016, 5:06 PM 10,330 Views 9 Comments

The Westerners were too strong for the Italian side, as they won 47-8.

Galway and Connacht champions hoping to put 'the cherry on top' of an incredible year
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Galway and Connacht champions hoping to put 'the cherry on top' of an incredible year

Dec 2nd 2016, 7:00 AM 3,761 Views 0 Comments

Niamh Duggan’s Annaghdown are in bonus territory, but determined to take home the intermediate All-Ireland title on Sunday.

'Heat blankets, survival kits, hot-water bottles and layers upon layers of clothes'
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'Heat blankets, survival kits, hot-water bottles and layers upon layers of clothes'

Nov 12th 2016, 9:30 AM 7,846 Views 4 Comments

Take a trip back to Siberia with Connacht in this excerpt of John Fallon’s new book ‘Connacht – The Team That Refused To Die’.

How 'the team that refused to die' became the Connacht we love to watch today
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How 'the team that refused to die' became the Connacht we love to watch today

Oct 27th 2016, 8:03 PM 9,483 Views 51 Comments

Galway-based journalist John Fallon has written the book on the western province.

Home comfort at last for Connacht with defeat of Edinburgh
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Home comfort at last for Connacht with defeat of Edinburgh

Sep 30th 2016, 9:41 PM 10,682 Views 21 Comments

It was a lot better from Pat Lam’s side tonight.

'These are the moments I really enjoy, I know it's funny' - Pat Lam
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'These are the moments I really enjoy, I know it's funny' - Pat Lam

Sep 14th 2016, 6:30 AM 5,086 Views 4 Comments

The Connacht head coach insisted his squad have full belief in their culture and systems.

Connacht's rise continues under Lam as elusive silverware comes into view
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Connacht's rise continues under Lam as elusive silverware comes into view

Apr 6th 2016, 7:00 AM 5,710 Views 11 Comments

The western province’s head coach believes long-term foundations are being put in place.

Connacht's in-form Matt Healy called into Ireland training squad
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Connacht's in-form Matt Healy called into Ireland training squad

Mar 17th 2016, 11:45 AM 7,714 Views 9 Comments

Second row Quinn Roux was also at Carton House this week.

'It's credit to how Connacht have played' - Ireland benefit from the Lam effect
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'It's credit to how Connacht have played' - Ireland benefit from the Lam effect

Mar 14th 2016, 7:30 AM 7,353 Views 28 Comments

Five Connacht men were on the pitch for Ireland at the same time on Saturday.

'Being part of Connacht is amazing at the moment' - Kerins looking up
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'Being part of Connacht is amazing at the moment' - Kerins looking up

Mar 9th 2016, 7:00 AM 7,938 Views 1 Comment

Ireland U20s scrum-half Stephen Kerins is part of the latest crop of promising Sligo players.

Pat Lam's Connacht notch another win in Galway as Brive are banished
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Pat Lam's Connacht notch another win in Galway as Brive are banished

Nov 21st 2015, 7:06 PM 12,250 Views 14 Comments

Rory Parata, Ben Marshall and Kieran Marmion all scored tries but there was no bonus point.

5 key considerations for a divided Mayo
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5 key considerations for a divided Mayo

Sep 30th 2015, 9:35 PM 12,109 Views 15 Comments

As Connelly and Holmes decide whether to stay or go, Mayo face an uncertain future.

Jake Keegan hits a hat-trick as Galway see off Longford
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Jake Keegan hits a hat-trick as Galway see off Longford

Sep 5th 2015, 9:54 PM 2,916 Views 2 Comments

The westerners got back to winning ways today.

McCartney keen to prove himself Connacht's vital Kiwi connection
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McCartney keen to prove himself Connacht's vital Kiwi connection

Dec 31st 2014, 2:30 PM 3,480 Views 3 Comments

The 29-year-old hooker is already learning from the coaching of Pat Lam and Dan McFarland.

Henshaw set for Connacht return in sold-out New Year's Day Munster tie
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Henshaw set for Connacht return in sold-out New Year's Day Munster tie

Dec 30th 2014, 11:17 AM 3,610 Views 8 Comments

On-loan lock Quinn Roux and dynamic back row Eoin McKeon are also back in the selection mix.

Football silverware and track gold - Leitrim's 2014 sporting highlights
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Football silverware and track gold - Leitrim's 2014 sporting highlights

Dec 22nd 2014, 7:00 PM 3,756 Views 1 Comment

Leitrim U21 footballer Feilim McHugh is a firm favourite thanks to his driving test antics.

Henshaw set to return but Connacht have underlined their new depth
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Henshaw set to return but Connacht have underlined their new depth

Dec 18th 2014, 6:00 AM 3,627 Views 7 Comments

The likes of Caolin Blade have given Pat Lam some welcome selection headaches for the coming weeks.

Galway rout Students to secure top-flight status next term
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Galway rout Students to secure top-flight status next term

Oct 31st 2014, 10:14 PM 7,379 Views 10 Comments

There’s a nice looking geographical spread to the Premier Division now.

Schmidt alert to Connacht's resurgance as five make Ireland group
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Schmidt alert to Connacht's resurgance as five make Ireland group

Oct 23rd 2014, 7:15 AM 4,177 Views 4 Comments

Robbie Henshaw, Kieran Marmion, Rodney Ah You, Nathan White and Darragh Leader have made the November squad.

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As it happened: Connacht v Cardiff Blues, Guinness Pro12

'The whole place is different' - Connacht and Marmion maintain momentum
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'The whole place is different' - Connacht and Marmion maintain momentum

Sep 19th 2014, 10:41 PM 9,224 Views 20 Comments

The 22-year-old scored a superb second-half try to help his side to the top of the Pro12.

5 pressing questions as Connacht head into Pat Lam's second season
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5 pressing questions as Connacht head into Pat Lam's second season

Sep 2nd 2014, 7:30 AM 5,085 Views 6 Comments

Promising backs, forward’s consistency, Champions Cup qualification and high-profile signings are all addressed.

Here are the pools for the 2014/15 European Rugby Challenge Cup
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Here are the pools for the 2014/15 European Rugby Challenge Cup

Jun 10th 2014, 12:22 PM 9,031 Views 12 Comments

Connacht have been drawn alongside Exeter, Bayonne and La Rochelle in the second-tier competition.

Big coup for Connacht as Bundee Aki signs on for three years
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Big coup for Connacht as Bundee Aki signs on for three years

Apr 12th 2014, 1:16 PM 10,382 Views 38 Comments

The 24-year-old has made a name with Waikato Chiefs.

In pics: Connacht get down and dirty for European tests
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In pics: Connacht get down and dirty for European tests

Jan 6th 2014, 8:50 PM 5,655 Views 3 Comments

Pat Lam is getting his squad angry before Zebre come to visit.

Lam expecting 'angrier, hungrier' Toulouse to return to Sportsground
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Lam expecting 'angrier, hungrier' Toulouse to return to Sportsground

Dec 13th 2013, 8:16 AM 1,534 Views 2 Comments

Plus, captain Gavin Duffy looks back on the 2011 visit of the Top 14 giants.

Connacht coach Pat Lam 'so proud' after thrilling Toulouse win
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Connacht coach Pat Lam 'so proud' after thrilling Toulouse win

Dec 9th 2013, 8:00 AM 10,229 Views 13 Comments

The New Zealander says he never lost faith after a string of Pro12 defeats.

Snapshot: You don't see the Liam MacCarthy on Shop Street every day
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Snapshot: You don't see the Liam MacCarthy on Shop Street every day

Jul 16th 2013, 9:06 PM 5,043 Views 8 Comments

The Sam Maguire was last seen in a snug in Neachtain’s.

'We used to do weights training in a little shed' - O'Halloran on Connacht's rise
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'We used to do weights training in a little shed' - O'Halloran on Connacht's rise

Mar 1st 2013, 10:08 AM 1,786 Views 0 Comments

The Galwegian winger has seen a lot of positive changes in his seven years at the Sportsground.

Pro12: Connacht victory crucial for make-or-break month says Poolman
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Pro12: Connacht victory crucial for make-or-break month says Poolman

Dec 1st 2012, 9:15 AM 711 Views 0 Comments

The westerners entertain Edinburgh in Glasgow this evening ahead of Heineken Cup matches against Biarritz.

O'Connell still a major doubt as Kidney calls up Connacht lock McCarthy
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O'Connell still a major doubt as Kidney calls up Connacht lock McCarthy

May 30th 2012, 12:49 PM 383 Views 0 Comments

The Ireland squad to tour New Zealand has been finalised and now includes Chris Henry, Paul Marshall, Mike McCarthy and Ronan Loughney.

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As it happened: Connacht v Toulouse