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# connacht - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

From The42 Connacht academy player positive for Covid-19 and isolating Testing

Connacht academy player positive for Covid-19 and isolating

The player has been isolating since Wednesday after being a close contact of a confirmed case.

# connacht - Saturday 17 October, 2020

From The42 Adeolokun among the ex-Connacht men involved in Bristol's European success Irish Abroad

Adeolokun among the ex-Connacht men involved in Bristol's European success

The likes of Conor McPhillips and John Muldoon have been influential behind the scenes.

# connacht - Sunday 11 October, 2020

From The42 Mayo's All-Ireland and Connacht winning manager steps down after five years in charge Mike Solan

Mayo's All-Ireland and Connacht winning manager steps down after five years in charge

Mike Solan guided Mayo to All-Ireland U21 glory in 2016 against Cork.

# connacht - Saturday 10 October, 2020

From The42 Cardiff prove too strong for Connacht as Friend's side lose in Wales Connacht

Cardiff prove too strong for Connacht as Friend's side lose in Wales

Cardiff Blues recorded a 29-7 win over Connacht tonight.

From The42 Connacht aim for road-trip win to rekindle memories of 2015/16 season Road Trip

Connacht aim for road-trip win to rekindle memories of 2015/16 season

Connacht are aiming for a second successive win in this season’s Pro14.

# connacht - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

From The42 Larmour and Wootton show how work-rate is a crucial part of wing play Analysis

Larmour and Wootton show how work-rate is a crucial part of wing play

The Leinster and Connacht wide men worked hard across the pitch to feature in tries last weekend.

# connacht - Monday 5 October, 2020

From The42 Wootton, Sullivan and Porch make up a 'pretty neat package' for Connacht Combination

Wootton, Sullivan and Porch make up a 'pretty neat package' for Connacht

Andy Friend has been pleased with how his new back three has gelled so far.

# connacht - Saturday 3 October, 2020

From The42 'He's got genuine belief, Bundee. That's something other players feed off' Talisman

'He's got genuine belief, Bundee. That's something other players feed off'

Connacht boss Andy Friend was pleased with how his side sorted out their discipline against Glasgow.

From The42 Brilliant Bundee Aki leads Connacht to thrilling win over Glasgow in Galway Main Man

Brilliant Bundee Aki leads Connacht to thrilling win over Glasgow in Galway

The Ireland centre scored two tries as Connacht delivered some stunning rugby in the second half.

Ireland auditions for Munster and Connacht men as Farrell finalises autumn squad

Munster are away to the Scarlets as Connacht host Glasgow in the Pro14.

‘Horrible, derogatory, disrespectful’ - the sledging Connacht had to endure

Michael Swift reflects on his 15-year career with Connacht and predicts a big season for Andy Friend’s side.

# connacht - Friday 2 October, 2020

Aki in place as Connacht welcome Glasgow to Galway

Andy Friend is able to field his strongest available side as his team bid to bounce back from their ‘A’ defeat to Munster.

# connacht - Thursday 1 October, 2020

From The42 Flexibility in all aspects key for Connacht as new season looms Adaptable

Flexibility in all aspects key for Connacht as new season looms

The Clan Terrace was repurposed as the team’s meeting room over the summer.

# connacht - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

From The42 Friend 'surprised, disappointed' by warm-up woes as Connacht ramp up to face Glasgow Start Over

Friend 'surprised, disappointed' by warm-up woes as Connacht ramp up to face Glasgow

“I know we’ve got the talent,” Friend said as he looked back on a heavy A inter-pro loss to Munster, “to me it’s a mental thing.”

# connacht - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

From The42 'I've had such an amazing career' - Former Connacht man Eoin McKeon retires Thanks

'I've had such an amazing career' - Former Connacht man Eoin McKeon retires

The 29-year-old helped his native province to their Pro12 title in 2016.

# connacht - Sunday 27 September, 2020

From The42 'I've spent a third of my life in Ireland, we're so happy having a place to call home' Family Man

'I've spent a third of my life in Ireland, we're so happy having a place to call home'

These are exciting times on and off the pitch for Connacht and Ireland lock Quinn Roux.

# connacht - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

From The42 Connacht pair get three-game bans for red cards against Munster Suspended

Connacht pair get three-game bans for red cards against Munster

Abraham Papali’i and Shane Delahunt have been suspended for their foul play.

# connacht - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

Connacht president Heneghan becomes first woman in the role in Irish rugby

The Mayo native also acts as a judicial officer for World Rugby.

# connacht - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

From The42 Irish prop Conán O'Donnell named in same Mitre 10 Cup squad as Kieran Read Irish Abroad

Irish prop Conán O'Donnell named in same Mitre 10 Cup squad as Kieran Read

The 24-year-old Sligo man first moved to New Zealand last year.

# connacht - Sunday 30 August, 2020

From The42 Beirne excels but Munster now face into 'shortest turnaround we've had in years' Five Days

Beirne excels but Munster now face into 'shortest turnaround we've had in years'

Johann van Graan’s side will be back at the Aviva Stadium on Friday night to take on Leinster.

From The42 Munster seal Pro14 semi-final against Leinster by overcoming 13-man Connacht Outnumbered

Munster seal Pro14 semi-final against Leinster by overcoming 13-man Connacht

The western province were shown two red cards and a yellow at the Aviva Stadium.

From The42 As it happened: Munster v Connacht, Pro14 Liveblog

As it happened: Munster v Connacht, Pro14

We went minute-by-minute as the southern province set out to seal their place in the Pro14 semi-finals.

From The42 Munster task against Connacht is clear as they look to secure semi-final spot On The Line

Munster task against Connacht is clear as they look to secure semi-final spot

Johann van Graan’s men need at least two match points from this afternoon’s clash.

# connacht - Saturday 29 August, 2020

From The42 'Putting my stamp on playing my game - that's been the biggest difference'

'Putting my stamp on playing my game - that's been the biggest difference'

At the age of 28, JJ Hanrahan is comfortable in knowing what his game is all about.

# connacht - Friday 28 August, 2020

From The42 Zero positive Covid results means green light given for Munster-Connacht clash All Clear

Zero positive Covid results means green light given for Munster-Connacht clash

The provinces face off at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday.

From The42 Beirne returns for Munster, Arnold and Papali’i set for Connacht debuts in Sunday's Aviva clash Team News

Beirne returns for Munster, Arnold and Papali’i set for Connacht debuts in Sunday's Aviva clash

A win will guarantee Munster’s place in the Pro14 semi-finals.

From The42 Munster seek balance with exciting centre pairing Farrell and de Allende Attack

Munster seek balance with exciting centre pairing Farrell and de Allende

The province’s senior coach, Stephen Larkham, was encouraged by some of the attack against Leinster.

# connacht - Thursday 27 August, 2020

From The42 No positive Covid tests in Ulster senior squad as clash with Leinster gets all-clear Game On

No positive Covid tests in Ulster senior squad as clash with Leinster gets all-clear

With the Ulster and Leinster squads all testing negative, Saturday’s game will continue as planned.

# connacht - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

From The42 Analysis: Connacht's attack suggests 2020/21 could be a very exciting season Skills

Analysis: Connacht's attack suggests 2020/21 could be a very exciting season

The western province delivered an impressive performance as Irish rugby restarted.

# connacht - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

From The42 Coaches knowing when to be hands on (and hands off) key in Connacht's impressive start Energy

Coaches knowing when to be hands on (and hands off) key in Connacht's impressive start

Andy Friend’s coaching ticket formalised some processes in their training week, but left players to their own devices come matchday.

From The42 Connacht lock Thornbury back on his feet after Sunday concussion Update

Connacht lock Thornbury back on his feet after Sunday concussion

Head coach Andy Friend will continue with his plans to rotate through his squad for Sunday’s clash with Munster.

# connacht - Monday 24 August, 2020

From The42 'I hate blowing smoke up their arse, but Leinster still produced an intensity' Off The Pace

'I hate blowing smoke up their arse, but Leinster still produced an intensity'

Ulster boss Dan McFarland wants to see a response from his squad against Leinster this weekend.

From The42 Connacht energiser Bundee Aki delivers something 'really special' Centurion

Connacht energiser Bundee Aki delivers something 'really special'

Head coach Andy Friend was also pleased with his Ireland international halfback pairing.

From The42 'It went from absolute athleticism in the air into despair half a second later' Toll

'It went from absolute athleticism in the air into despair half a second later'

Despite the injuries, Munster took some positives from their 27-25 defeat to Leinster on Saturday night.

# connacht - Sunday 23 August, 2020

From The42 'That was a shadow of our normal selves' Off The Pace

'That was a shadow of our normal selves'

Ulster’s first game back ‘won and lost on the sofa last night,’ says head coach Dan McFarland.

From The42 Friend's impressive Connacht notch deserved bonus-point win over Ulster West Is Best

Friend's impressive Connacht notch deserved bonus-point win over Ulster

Bundee Aki scored a powerful try on his 100th appearance for the province.

From The42 As it happened: Connacht v Ulster, Pro14 Liveblog

As it happened: Connacht v Ulster, Pro14

It’s time for provinces west and north to re-enter rugby and we’re going minute-by-minute.

# connacht - Saturday 22 August, 2020

What should we expect with the renewed focus on the breakdown laws?

Referees have been asked to police the existing laws more strictly.

# connacht - Friday 21 August, 2020

From The42 Stockdale at 15 for Ulster as Friend's Connacht give two debuts CONFIRMED

Stockdale at 15 for Ulster as Friend's Connacht give two debuts

Peter Sullivan and Alex Wootton start on the wings for the western province.

# connacht - Sunday 9 August, 2020

From The42 Rugby 20, virtual fans, and social distancing - eir Sport's plans for rugby's return TV

Rugby 20, virtual fans, and social distancing - eir Sport's plans for rugby's return

The broadcaster has been busily planning for Leinster’s clash with Munster on 22 August.

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